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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.

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.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Size: 
6498 acres

Location

Calaveras Big Trees State Park
1170 State Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223
United States
Phone: (209) 795-2334
38° 16' 39.0648" N, 120° 18' 33.4728" W

Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, California. The park is located in the middle elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and preserves two groves of giant sequoia trees. The sequoia trees can grow to over 325 feet tall and have trunks more than 30 feet in diameter. It is believed some of the trees in the park are over 2000 years old.

The Stanislaus River is another prominent feature of the park which offers fishing for trout.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Size: 
70448 acres

Location

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
315 2nd Avenue
Medora, ND 58645
United States
Phone: (701) 623-4730
46° 54' 56.7792" N, 103° 31' 28.254" W

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the badlands of western North Dakota. The park is named for the 26th President of the United States who is well regarded as a conservationist. The park has three sections: the Elkhorn Ranch Unit, the North Unit and the South Unit. The Little Missouri River winds through all three units and the Maah Daah Hey Trail connects all three units of the park.

Sourland Mountain Preserve

Size: 
4000 acres

Location

Sourland Mountain Preserve
East Mountain Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
United States
40° 28' 34.2588" N, 74° 41' 35.1996" W

Sourland Mountain Preserve is located in Hillsborough, New Jersey and is part of the Somerset County Park System. The preserve contains the northeast portion of the Sourland Region and features many outcrops.

The preserve offers family several opportunities within a quiet setting, including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The white-blazed Ridge Trail is 5 miles long and ranges in difficulty from easy to moderate. An extension to the trail extends to Roaring Brook and a large boulder field.

City of Rocks National Reserve

Size: 
14407 acres

Location

City of Rocks National Reserve
City of Rocks Back Road
Cassia, ID 83312
United States
Phone: (208) 824-5901
41° 58' 37.0344" N, 113° 41' 30.7608" W

City of Rocks National Reserve is located in South Central Idaho and is governed by both the National Park Service and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. The reserve protects a portion of the historic California Trail and its landscape filled with granite pinnacles and monoliths.

City of Rocks is well known for rock climbing and there are over 700 climbing routes developed. Its granite spires range from 30 to 300 feet high and offer moderate to advanced difficulty.

Roxborough State Park

Size: 
3339 acres

Location

Roxborough State Park
4751 Roxborough Drive
Littleton, CO 80125
United States
Phone: (303) 973-3959
39° 25' 44.5908" N, 105° 4' 6.7548" W

Roxborough State Park is a Colorado state park located in Douglas County 25 miles south of Denver. The park is known for its red sandstone rock formations and is recognized as a National Natural Landmark.

The park has 14 miles of trails for hiking that range in difficulty. Due to its ecological systems and unique geological features, pets, horses and mountain bikes are prohibited within the park. Roxborough State Park is a day use park and does not offer overnight camping.

Stone State Park

Size: 
1322 acres

Location

Stone State Park
5001 Talbot Road
Sioux City, IA 51103
United States
Phone: (712) 255-4698
42° 32' 50.3052" N, 96° 27' 10.5156" W

Amongst the Loess Hills in western Iowa is Stone State Park. The park is located in the northwestern corner of Sioux City and is considered an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is named for Thomas Jefferson Stone who purchased the Talbot Farm to develop into a park. The land was later sold to Sioux City, who, in turn, sold it to the state of Iowa.

Custer State Park

Size: 
71000 acres

Location

Custer State Park
13329 US Highway 16A
Custer, SD 57730
United States
Phone: (605) 255-4515
43° 46' 3.9072" N, 103° 29' 39.534" W

Custer State Park is the largest and oldest state park in South Dakota. It is located in the Black Hills in the Southwestern portion of the state and is named for Colonel George Custer. The park was founded in 1912 and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built roads, campgrounds and dams within the park.