Camping

Ocala National Forest

Size: 
430447 acres

Location

Ocala National Forest
3199 NE CR 315
Silver Springs, FL 34488
United States
Phone: (352) 625-2520
29° 13' 7.032" N, 82° 0' 54.6948" W

Ocala National Forest is located in central Florida north of Orlando. It is the southernmost national forest in the continental United States and the second largest in Florida. It was established in 1908 and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. Ocala protects the largest contiguous sand pine forest in the world and has over 600 lakes, rivers and springs.

Pinnacles National Park

Size: 
26606 acres

Location

Pinnacles National Park
5000 Hwy 146
Paicines, CA 95043
United States
Phone: (831) 389-4486
36° 29' 13.1388" N, 121° 12' 48.852" W

Pinnacles National Park is located in San Benito & Monterey Counties, California. President Theodore Roosevelt established Pinnacles National Monument in 1906 and was designated a National Park by legislation President Barack Obama signed into law on January 10, 2013. This legislation established Pinnacles as Califonia's ninth national park.

Blue Knob State Park

Size: 
6128 acres

Location

Blue Knob State Park
124 Park Road
Imler, PA 16655
United States
Phone: (814) 276-3576
40° 17' 20.9724" N, 78° 35' 22.3188" W

Located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Blue Knob State Park provides a scenic destination within 25 miles of Altoona, Bedford and Johnstown. The park is named for Blue Knob, the second-highest peak within Pennsylvania. The park's elevation is higher than the surrounding area and snowfalls average 12 feet annually.

2013 Outdoor Sporting Expos

By Justin Powell

Outdoor sporting expos are great for nature-loving families of all skill levels. Families just starting out in the outdoors will find outdoor expos to be a great learning resource. Even families who are experienced in the outdoors can find new products, skills and get inspired at an outdoor expo.

Outbound Family has gathered an ever-expanding list of outdoor expos for 2013. No matter your family's interest, you can find a outdoor sporting expo near you. Learn a new skill, find a great new product and then enjoy time together outdoors!

Joshua Tree National Park

Size: 
790636 acres

Location

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
United States
Phone: (760) 367-5500
34° 7' 46.2828" N, 116° 2' 12.9732" W

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California and protects desert area filled with the park's namesake Joshua trees. The park covers an area larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes portions of two deserts, the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. The San Bernardino Mountains also run through a portion of the park, providing start contrast to the surround desert.

Jekyll Island

Size: 
5700 acres

Location

Jekyll Island
214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States
Phone: (877) 453 - 5955
31° 3' 38.142" N, 81° 25' 12.9684" W

Jekyll Island is a barrier island on Georgia's coast that is located midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. The island is owned by state of Georgia and operated by the Jekyll Island Authority. Development is limited to 35 percent of the island, preserving most of it as native ecosystem.

Humboldt Lagoons State Park

Size: 
2256 acres

Location

Humboldt Lagoons State Park
15336 Highway 101
Trinidad, CA 95570
United States
Phone: (707) 677-3570
41° 9' 35.2044" N, 124° 7' 3.738" W

Humboldt Lagoons State Park protects three lagoons on the Pacific Coast in northwest California which are part of the nation's largest lagoon system. Big Lagoon is the largest lagoon and located to the south, Stone Lagoon is located in the middle, and Freshwater Lagoon is the smallest and northernmost lagoon. Dry Lagoon was previously drained by farmers and is now a wetland area.

Hearthstone Point Campground

Location

Hearthstone Point Campground
3298 Lake Shore Drive
Lake George, NY 12845
United States
Phone: (518) 668-5193
43° 27' 25.4844" N, 73° 41' 39.6312" W

Hearthstone Point Campground is part of New York's Adirondack Park and is located on the shores of Lake George two miles north of the Village of Lake George.

Camping is the primary activity at Hearthstone Point and families can stay at one of the 251 tent and trailer sites. The campground features flush toilets, hot showers, recycling center and trailer dump station. Properly licensed and leashed pets are permitted.

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.