Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Bald Cypress Trees in Lake Drumund, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1973 when the Union Camp Corporation of Franklin, Virginia, donated 49,100 acres (199 km2) of land to The Nature Conservancy, which the following year transferred the property to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. …Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge » »

Indian Bayou State Wildlife Area

Indian Bayou Wildlife Area

Indian Bayou State Wildlife Area is a cultural feature park in Sharkey County, in Western Mississippi. …Indian Bayou State Wildlife Area » »

Black Fork Mountain Wilderness

Black Fork Mountain Wildernesss

Black Fork Mountain Wilderness contains the rugged ridge of Black Fork Mountain, which is 13 miles long. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1984 and contains a total of 13,347 acres. Most of the land is in Arkansas, but some of the mountain ridge extends into Oklahoma. …Black Fork Mountain Wilderness » »

Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area

Designated in 1999, the 9,200 acres of Dugger Mountain Wilderness are in Talladega National Forest in eastern Alabama. At 2,140′, Dugger Mountain is the second highest peak in Alabama. This area is so rugged that the forest is virgin growth: the hills were too steep for the timber to be harvested. …Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area » »

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain.

Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. …Joshua Tree National Park » »

Five tips for the best techniques for skipping stones

skipping stones
What better way to enjoy a lazy, late summer afternoon than combing the beach for the perfect rock—flat, round, light enough to fly, heavy enough to go the distance. Snap it just so, and watch it leap across the surface. Learn the best techniques and the best Washington lakes to do it on here. …Five tips for the best techniques for skipping stones » »

Sites and Trails in Northern Death Valley National Park

Scotty's Castle, Death Valley National Park
Northern Death Valley National Park is a lonelier, less visited section of the valley but equally scenic as the south. Higher in elevation; sloping up to 3,000 feet at Scotty’s Castle.

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Sites and Trails in Southern Death Valley

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park.

The South is the most visited section of Death Valley, incuding Artist’s Palette, Badwater, Dante’s View, Devil’s Golf Course and Zabriskie Point. …Sites and Trails in Southern Death Valley » »