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"); //0 document.write("Family activities at Fort Snelling State Park"); document.write("
Winter may have gotten off to an especially cold start in 2018, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy what’s left of it. For an introduction to snow sports, stop by the annual Winter Trails Day extravaganza at Fort Snelling State Park on Saturday, Jan. 20, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Adults and […]

"); //1 document.write("Free Snowmobile Weekend in Maine is January 26-28"); document.write("
AUGUSTA, Maine – This winter, the State of Maine is participating in a special weekend to provide enhanced opportunity for snowmobilers. On January 26-28, 2018 a nonresident (from another state or province) may operate a snowmobile in Maine (no reciprocity necessary) so long as he/she has a valid registration from his/her home state or province. […]

"); //2 document.write("DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation posts record year for camping"); document.write("
DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that 2017 was a record-breaking year for camping, cabins, and cottage stays in Delaware’s state parks. Visitor stays grew by 19 percent, with more than 16,500 additional overnight stays occurring in 2017, compared to 2016. The strongest months of growth in 2017 were the shoulder […]

"); //3 document.write("Michigan DNR awards more than $1.4 million in Recreation Passport grants"); document.write("
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that 22 communities will share $1,468,900 in Recreation Passport grants – funding that will help those communities complete critical outdoor recreation facility renovations and improvements. This year, Recreation Passport grant applicants sought funding for a broad range of public outdoor recreation projects, including playground development and renovations, […]

"); //4 document.write("Ohio State Parks Hosting Winter Hikes in January"); document.write("
COLUMBUS, OH – Get fit naturally as we begin a new year with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio State Parks will be offering several winter hikes this month for people to enjoy. With winter hikes at state parks like Hocking Hills, Lake Loramie and Mohican, there are several options for winter hikes […]

"); //5 document.write("South Dakota State Parks Celebrate Winter with Snowshoe Hikes"); document.write("
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Parks are encouraging folks to get outside and remain active during the winter months. Several snowshoe hikes are planned in the month of January at parks across the state. January 6 Lake Herman State Park near Madison, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. CT. Info/Register: 605.256.5003 Richmond Lake Recreation […]

"); //6 document.write("Dunes in state parks closed to sledding and snowboarding"); document.write("
REHOBOTH BEACH – With winter now in full force and predictions of snow in the forecast, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds residents and visitors that sledding or snowboarding are illegal on dunes within Delaware state parks. “Dunes contain fragile habitat and provide protection for the beaches and the communities that border them,” said […]

"); //7 document.write("Iowa’s First Day Hikes Canceled Due to Frigid Temperatures"); document.write("
DES MOINES – With temperatures predicted to dip well below zero, the Iowa DNR has decided to cancel First Day Hikes at 27 state parks scheduled for New Year’s Day. “While it’s a great disappointment to us to cancel this event, the safety of park visitors comes first,” said Todd Coffelt, State Parks Bureau Chief. […]

"); //8 document.write("Goose Island State Park Partially Reopens January 1"); document.write("
AUSTIN — Four months after Harvey struck the coast of Texas, Goose Island State Park will reopen part of the site to day use visitors. On Jan. 1, a portion of the island will be available for park goers to recreate and enjoy in the new year. “Park staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly […]

"); //9 document.write("Maine ATV and Snowmobile Laws available digitally"); document.write("
It’s convenient. Even without cell or internet service, smartphone users can access their pre-downloaded law book to check a technical rule, confirm registration fees, etc. If you always keep your phone on you (and charged) to take photos or use the GPS, this is a no-brainer. It’s easy. Save yourself the trip to Town Hall, […]

"); //10 document.write("Shoe Year’s hikes and other outdoor fun"); document.write("
Reinvigorate yourself in 2018! Make an “adventure resolution” and commit to exploring Michigan’s great outdoors this year with a “Shoe Year’s” hike, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking or the many other ways to relish winter. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages residents to shift their plans for the coming year into high gear with a […]

"); //11 document.write("Lands Commissioner Urges Secretary Zinke to Abandon Park Fee Increase"); document.write("
In a letter sent this morning, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz objected to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal to drastically increase entrance fees at national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks, which draw more than 5 million visitors annually. Commissioner Franz noted that higher entrance fees will limit the public’s ability […]

"); //12 document.write("Candlelight events begin at Minnesota state parks and trails"); document.write("
Care to see winter soften before your very eyes? Candlelight has that effect. Each year staff at Minnesota state parks and trails place lanterns, candles and other luminaries along short trails and invite the public in for a candle-lit walk. In some cases, visitors can also snowshoe or cross-country ski over a trail glowing with […]

"); //13 document.write("South Dakota State Park Fee Changes go into effect Jan. 1"); document.write("
PIERRE, S.D. – Changes to state park campground classifications, as well as some entrance and facility fees will go into effect Jan. 1. State Park director Katie Ceroll said the changes reflect the increased demand for and use of the state’s campgrounds and facilities. The department reviewed campground occupancy rates, which are used to determine […]

"); //14 document.write("Custer State Park Reopens in Full Capacity on Friday"); document.write("
CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – Custer State Park (CSP) will officially reopen in full capacity on Friday, Dec. 22. All interior roads and trails will be accessible for visitor use. Park officials look forward to welcoming visitors for the 2018 spring and summer seasons as all campgrounds and resorts will be fully functional. Park officials […]

"); //15 document.write("Registration for 21st Annual Mickelson Trail Trek is Opening Soon"); document.write("
PIERRE, S.D. – Registration is opening at 8 a.m. MT on Dec. 13 for the 21st Annual Mickelson Trail Trek. Bicyclists can sign up online at South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks officials encourage bicyclists to register early to ensure spots in the Trek, which will be held Sept. 14-16, 2018. The […]

"); //16 document.write("Time to Buy or Renew Voluntary Hike Safe Cards"); document.write("
CONCORD, N.H. — Hikers, climbers, back country skiers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase their voluntary annual Hike Safe Card for 2018. Card sales help ensure that N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement Conservation Officers, trained in wilderness rescue, are there to come to your aid if the unexpected occurs in a […]

"); //17 document.write("Early ice is not safe, wear life jackets on cold water"); document.write("
With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice and use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water. Although some locations in the northern and western regions of the state were reporting […]

HONOLULU – Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations to people in the area without required permits. As Hawai‘i’s largest and most remote […]

"); //19 document.write("Camp Year-round at South Dakota State Parks"); document.write("
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind park visitors that camping isn’t just for summer. Parks accept reservations and electricity stays on year-round. Camping cabins and group lodges can be reserved as few as two days before arrival. Campsite reservations are available right up until the day of arrival. […]