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Explore, Dream, Discover Your State Parks
Explore, Dream, Discover Your State Parks

 

                          Spring Mill State Park

    We begin with Spring Mill State Park located @ 3333 state rd. 60 east, Mitchell IN

Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a sawmill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.
The park today continues to illustrate how nature shapes us and how we shape our environment. A parcel of virgin timber sits in contrast to regenerated forest, a man-made lake struggles to survive against the in-flow of silt from cave-fed systems, and the native flora and fauna face challenges from man's introduction of new species.

Visitors can explore this story in the park's four interpretive facilities-the Pioneer Village, Nature Center, Grissom Memorial, and Twin Caves Boat Tour-and see it reflected on the landscape as they hike the trails. The interpretive staff also offers a wide variety of public programs, including an extensive special events schedule. Public programs are offered year-round.

You ask how many campgrounds they have: Spring Mill State Park Campground has 36 primitive (Class C) campsites, 3 of which are ADA accessible (sites 412, 425 & 433). The primitive sites (which can be used for RVs, trailers, and tents) includes picnic table

                      

                    Padre Island National Sea Shore Park

lOver 66 miles of protected coastline and over 380 species of birds, during the year 1554 there were many Spanish shipwrecks, a lot of rich history

All campgrounds are open year-round but there are no hook ups the nearest service of any kind is about 12 miles away so come prepared, there is a dumping station and fresh water at the beginning of the entrance, and you must obtain a permit at the entrance through a kiosk for any questions you may call 1-361-949-8068

If you prefer another view of the great Gulf of Mexico you may want to consider Malaquite campground, there are 48 semi primitive campsites This campground provides flush toilets, cold-water rinse showers, and paved parking. Each site has a picnic table. Sites on the Gulf side also have shade structures and grills. There are no hook-ups available, but there is a gray/black water dump station and potable water filling station off the entry road to the campground. No food, firewood, or fishing licenses are sold in the park

 

               Let’s talk Myrtle Beach

Too make a reservation to make a camping reservation or view current rates, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK (7275)

You can find standard sites 0f 140 with electric and water

Full hookup sites are 138

Tent sites are around 30

They also have some cabins to rent 6 of them

The campground also offers fishing from the pier without a license but does require you to pay daily with the park flounder, king mackerel, whiting, trout, spots, Spanish mackerel, drum, and blues. Fishing for sharks is prohibited from the fishing pier. If you ever watched the movies jaws you can see why shark fishing from the pier is prohibited, South Carolina requires all individuals fishing from the shore/surf to purchase a saltwater fishing license. Licenses can be purchased from bait stores and major retailers or online through SC Department of Natural Resources.

Besides the trails and the beach combing Myrtle Beach offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

                     Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

For reservations call 1-406-287-3541      Beautiful Montana

The park has a large campground with 40 campsites, a tipi, and three cabins, which you call or reserve online and a group camping area, which you must contact the park to reserve. There is a $5 charge to use the dump station.

Or you might want to explore Salmon Lake state park located 2329 highway 83 Seeley Lake Montana for reservations call 1-406-825-2007

Clearwater River and Salmon Lake are home to a variety of fish including rainbow, cutthroat, brown, brook and bull trout, largemouth bass, white mountain whitefish, kokanee salmon, yellow perch, and northern pike. There are opportunities to see many wildlife such as bald eagles, waterfowl and many more. The campground is in a woodland setting of western larch, ponderosa pine, and Douglas-fir. There are 24 campsites, including a hike-bike campsite. The hike-bike site accommodates up to 10 tent spaces and is equipped with a bicycle rack, fire ring, bear resistant food lockers, potable water, bicycle maintenance stand, electrical outlets, and covered shelter with picnic tables. Bring your camera or binoculars plenty of opportunities to bird watch and even capture some great photos, and don’t worry there are plenty of other activities to enjoy from lake fishing, kayaking, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, boating. In today’s world sometimes you must get away from all the hustle and bustle and get out and discover nature.

                         Steamboat lake state park Colorado

If you are looking for some of the most breath-taking views all around then this place is for you located 61105 RCR 129 Clark, CO for reservations 1-970-879-3922

Steamboat Lake offers you to immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings and clean crips air at just over 8000 feet your eyes play tricks on you as you look further out into the distance but by the beauty of the surroundings your mind is put as ease. The Lake is over 1000 acres this beautiful lake is a nesting grounds for several sandhill cranes with 7 miles of bike trails, during the summer there are 188 campsites during the winter months there are 14 with electric hook ups. Steamboat Lake offers excellent opportunities for bait, lure, and fly fishing.  In winter, ice fishing is available.

              Mount Ascutney State Park Vermont  

    one of the first Vermont State Parks that was built between 1935-1938

With over 12 miles of hiking trails during your hike you will see past and present homesteads and each trail will lead you to spectacular views overlooking the Connecticut river valley, each any every year during the summer months people participate in automobile, bicycle and running races up the auto road. And if you like hang gliding there are two spots that people launch from                                             This park has 38 camp sites 10 of them are for a RV

If you prefer to take a step back in time, then visit Coolidge State Park still remaining the same as it was back in the 1930’s The Park is known for its spectacular views and has over 21 thousand acres, careful not to get lost we don’t want to send out a search party,  there are miles of hiking trails to explore, several streams home to elusive brook trout, and abundant wildlife. Bring your camera to capture some of the most breathtaking views of black river valley and green mountains and the abundance of wildlife. The park has 36 lean-to-sites and 10 RV sites but no hook-ups

    Anastasia State Park Florida

    With over 1600 acres of unspoiled beaches with plentiful sand dunes views of the ocean and if you are into watch birds there are over 195 types of species from spoonbills, eagles, ospreys, shorebirds, laughing gulls and many more

There are other experiences you may want to conquer like bike riding on the 4 miles of trails or shooting some photography of the wildlife around you

There are 139 campsites for both RV and tents just a short walk or bike ride to the beach for reservations call 1-800-326-3521

                                    Crater Lake National Park

     

This lake in Oregon is a whopping 1949 feet and the third deepest in the world, this national park has over 180 thousand acres, The native Americans witnessed its formation over 7,700 years ago

This wonderful park has two campgrounds Mazama campground

 Which has 214 camp sites, all sites have a picnic table, fire ring, and bear-resistant food locker and we are not talking yogi bear, Real live bears you may encounter from time to time, hay boo-boo where’s the picnic basket!

Another park for guest to enjoy is Lost Creek, this park is set up for 16 tents only

Both parks can make reservations by calling 1-541-594-300