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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.

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.

Banning State Park

Size: 
6237 acres

Location

Banning State Park
61101 Banning Park Road
Sandstone, MN 55072
United States
Phone: (320) 245-2668
46° 7' 53.0076" N, 92° 51' 44.496" W

Banning State Park is located in Eastern Minnesota. The park resides within a shallow valley carved by the Kettle River and has many glacial potholes created by the Wisconsin glaciation thousands of years ago.

The river is a focal point of the park and provides a variety of water recreation. It is a popular place for canoeing and kayaking and features a 1.5-mile stretch of rapids, some of which are Class IV. Fishing is also a popular activity and record sturgeon have been caught in Kettle River.

Potrero County Park

Size: 
115 acres

Location

Potrero County Park
24800 Potrero Park Drive
Potrero, CA 91963
United States
Phone: (619) 478-5212
32° 36' 54.7668" N, 116° 36' 48.0564" W

Potrero County Park is located in San Diego County, California and is about 45 miles east of the city of San Diego. The park is known for it meadows, rocky hillsides and shady oak trees.

There are trails within the park for family hiking and nature viewing. Among the raptors that can be seen in the park are Cooper's Hawks, Red-Tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles.

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway

Size: 
15313 acres

Location

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
850 Caprock Canyon Park Rd
Quitaque, TX 79255
United States
Phone: (806) 455-1492
34° 21' 58.2372" N, 101° 3' 25.5348" W

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located in Briscoe County, Texas and it is the state's third-largest state park. The park is the home of the official Texas State Bison Herd.

Cleburne State Park

Size: 
500 acres

Location

Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033
United States
Phone: (817) 645-4215
32° 16' 34.05" N, 97° 31' 39.9216" W

Cleburne State Park is located in Johnson County, Texas and is named for the nearby town of Cleburne. A central feature of the park is the 116-acre spring-fed Cedar Lake and the 3-mile scenic roadway surrounding it. The park was created in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
111000 acres

Location

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
3100 Desert Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States
Phone: (757) 986-3705
36° 44' 4.7508" N, 76° 12' 58.3128" W

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The 3100-acre Lake Drummond is located within the swamp and is Virginia's largest natural lake. Boating and fishing are popular activities and there is a boat launch in the Feeder Ditch providing access to the lake.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Size: 
12000 acres

Location

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
92 Crawford Gulch Road
Golden, CO 80403
United States
Phone: (303) 582-3707
39° 48' 4.014" N, 105° 17' 54.7296" W

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is located 30 miles west of Denver, Colorado and is a great escape for families in the city. The park is known for being picturesque during the autumn and snowy winters.

South Yuba River State Park

Size: 
2000 acres

Location

South Yuba River State Park
17660 Pleasant Valley Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946
United States
Phone: (530) 432-2546
39° 17' 29.238" N, 121° 11' 40.902" W

South Yuba River State Park is located in Nevada County California and includes a 22-mile stretch of the South Yuba River Canyon. The park's land has a rich history related to gold mining and offers scenic beauty. The park is well known for its stunning display of wildflowers during the spring months.

Eno River State Park

Size: 
3900 acres

Location

Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705
United States
Phone: (919) 383-1686
36° 4' 48.7524" N, 79° 0' 23.688" W

Eno River State Park is located in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina and is within close proximity to both Chapel Hill and Durham. The swift and shallow Eno River is the focal point of the park and it provides many recreational opportunities.