Boating

Rogers Rock Campground & Day Use Area

Location

Rogers Rock Campground & Day Use Area
9894 Lake Shore Drive
Hague, NY 12836
United States
Phone: (518) 585-6746
43° 47' 19.6728" N, 73° 29' 19.0248" W

Rogers Rock Campground & Day Use Area is part of New York's Adirondack Park and is located along the northwestern bank of Lake George. A major feature of the area is Rogers Rock, named after an English colonial fighter named Robert Rogers, who served in the French and Indian War. Rogers climbed the rock to evade Indians who were pursuing him and there are various legends regarding the specifics of his escape.

Third Annual WILD Outdoor Expo Sept. 15-16

The NJDEP's third annual NJ Wild Outdoor Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, 2012 at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area.

Families can discover new ways to enjoy New Jersey's great outdoors and will have an opportunity to try a broad spectrum of outdoor activities such as hiking, geocaching, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing and camping skills. There will also be demonstrations of sporting and tracking dogs, turkey calling and crafts.

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

Size: 
342 acres

Location

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park
2 Barefoot Beach Boulevard
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
United States
Phone: (239) 591-8596
26° 19' 6.852" N, 81° 50' 24.4932" W

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park is located on a barrier island in Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast and is part of the Collier County park system. The park features 8200 feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico that is popular for swimming and fishing. Little Hickory Bay and Wiggins Pass are other major water features within the preserve.

Grand Canyon National Park

Size: 
1217262 acres

Location

Grand Canyon National Park
2 Albright Ave
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
United States
Phone: (928) 638-7888
36° 3' 9.1656" N, 112° 8' 23.7012" W

Grand Canyon National Park is located in Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona and protects over 1.2 million acres of the famous Grand Canyon. The canyon is a massive gorge formed by the Colorado River and is considered on of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, 18 miles across at its widest and up to a mile deep.

Grand Canyon National Park was created in 1919 and is the United States 15-oldest national park. Over 4 million people visit the park annually to view the natural wonders of the canyon.

Tenkiller State Park

Size: 
1190 acres

Location

Tenkiller State Park
State Park Road
Gore, OK 74435
United States
Phone: (918) 489-5641
35° 36' 24.9444" N, 95° 1' 47.3052" W

Tenkiller State Park is an Oklahoma state park located in northwestern Sequoyah County. The park has been nicknamed the "heaven in the hills" and a central feature is Lake Tenkiller.

Hungry Mother State Park

Size: 
2435 acres

Location

Hungry Mother State Park
2854 Park Blvd
Marion, VA 24354
United States
Phone: (276) 781-7400
36° 52' 57.2196" N, 81° 32' 1.9212" W

Hungry Mother State Park is located in southwestern Virginia in the town of Marion. The park was one of the first constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and opened in 1936.

Four Key Water Sport Safety Tips

By Bonnie Conrad

When the waves of summer heat descend, active people often turn to water sports for refreshing fun and exercise. Whether you like to hit the beach with water boards, paddle down the river or across the lake in an inflatable water craft, or lounge on the surface of the water in an inflatable tow float, you need to be conscious of safety concerns.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Size: 
720567 acres

Location

Big Cypress National Preserve
Route 75
Ochopee, FL 34141
United States
Phone: (239) 695-1201
26° 9' 40.7736" N, 80° 53' 4.1136" W

Big Cypress National Preserve is located in southern Florida. The terrain is somewhat more elevated than the nearby Everglades National Park, but the two are part of the same ecosystem. The park is comprised of cypress forest, mangrove and a range of other flora.

Brunet Island State Park

Size: 
1225 acres

Location

Brunet Island State Park
23125 255th South
Cornell, WI 54732
United States
Phone: (715) 239-6888
45° 10' 52.8168" N, 91° 10' 10.3656" W

Brunet Island State Park is located on an island on Chippewa and Fisher rivers. It is part of the Wisconsin state park system and was developed in the late 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) contributed to the construction of the park.

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

Size: 
365 acres

Location

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Four Mile Cove Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33990
United States
Phone: (239) 549-4606
26° 37' 3.4068" N, 81° 55' 50.7252" W

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is located within Cape Coral, Florida. The preserve protects mangrove forest within the city of Cape Coral which represents habitat for the threatened burrowing owl.

A nature trail offers families with opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. A great way to take in the preserve is by kayak and seasonal rentals are available.