From the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, this lushly photographed and comprehensive guide presents the country's state parks in vivid detail and enhanced with more than 200 color photos and 32 maps. Essential information on openings, fees, contact numbers, activities, camping and lodging is included, as well as a new "Hidden Gems" section of tips on favorite places in the parks identified by parks staff. For the day visitor, the weekend escapist, or the weeklong camper, the guides' enticing selection of parkschosen by state park directors who know them allwill inspire everyone.
Of the state parks' 25,000 miles of trails, the authors have selected favorites for hiking and biking, horseback riding, and wildflower gazing, as well as ample opportunities for the bird-watcher or rock climber, the wildlife observer or the amateur archaeologist. Ideal for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, the National Geographic Guide to the State Parks of the United States, 3rd Edition promises many rewarding parks visits.
"Beautifully illustrated in color throughout, the book displays the same map, picture, and production quality that readers have come to expect from National Geographic publications." Chicago Sun Times
"There are literally tens of thousands of small, secluded and little-known state parks scattered across the USA, and now there's complete information on the best areas."Tulsa World
"Guide to the State Parks of the United States" is a marvelous resource, and should be in the library of every outdoors-interested family.”Tulsa World (Oklahoma)
Comments about Guide to the State Parks of the United States, 3rd edition:
I ordered this book because we are avid users of the Connecticut state parks and want to explore more in our own state and New England. The very few parks mentioned for each state seem to have been chosen at random, and the books ignores many wonderful parks. It is a pretty useless reference. NG would have served us much better with regional editions that were detailed and include all the parks.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend