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Stops for camping along our cross-country trek

Florida State Parks. Well-known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon.

Florida State Parks

Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. Plan Your Visit - Mount Rushmore National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service) Nearly three million people visit Mount Rushmore each year.

Plan Your Visit - Mount Rushmore National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service)

The busiest months are June, July and August. May, September and October are less busy and popular months to visit as well. Use the links below to plan your visit to Mount Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills. Basic Information Directions and Transportation Eating and Sleeping Places to Go Things to Do Trip Itineraries Calendar Safety Accessibility Nearby Attractions.

Bighorn National Forest - West Tensleep Lake Campground. Bighorn National Forest. Located in north-central Wyoming, the Bighorn Mountains are a sister range of the Rocky Mountains.

Bighorn National Forest

Conveniently located halfway between Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorns are a great vacation destination in themselves. No region in Wyoming is provided with a more diverse landscape - from lush grasslands to alpine meadows, from crystal-clear lakes to glacially-carved valleys, from rolling hills to sheer mountain walls. Visit the Bighorn National Forest and enjoy the multiple reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, four group campgrounds, three scenic byways, 10 picnic areas, eight lodges, miles and miles of streams, 189,000 acres of wilderness, 1,200 miles of trails, and much more that provide a special recreation experience. We hope this website provides you with inside information on the Bighorn Mountains - from the experiences they have to offer to the way we manage their many resources. YTRangerProg16 Canyon BridgeBay. Ranger Programs - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Junior Ranger Program - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Let's Move Outside - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Young Scientist Program - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Students ages 5 and up—you can become a Young Scientist when you visit Yellowstone National Park!

Young Scientist Program - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Purchase your self-guiding booklet for $5 at the Canyon Visitor Education Center or Old Faithful Visitor Center. Designed to serve three different age groups, the program coaches the young (and young at heart) to solve science mysteries by combining investigation in both visitor center and field settings. The program for 5-9 year olds is offered only at Old Faithful. Stop by the Old Faithful Visitor Center to check out a Young Scientist toolkit for use in the Upper Geyser Basin. Once your investigation is complete, you will be awarded an official Young Scientist patch (ages 5–13) or key chain (ages 14 and up).

Development of this program was funded by the National Science Foundation through a generous grant to the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Night Skies » Exploring Lightscapes » Junior Ranger Night Explorers (Kids) Every Kid in a Park: Visiting Yellowstone - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Top Fun Winter Activities Yellowstone is cold in the winter!

Every Kid in a Park: Visiting Yellowstone - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Plan ahead and you will have warm memories of snowy landscapes, steaming geyser basins, and spectacular wildlife viewing. Go wolf watching in the Lamar Valley. The snow-covered landscape makes this a great time of year to see wolves. In fact, this is when our biologists study the packs each year. 242DHSampler15 cross. Day Hiking Guides - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Old Faithful Area Numerous trails suitable for short or extended hikes into Yellowstone’s backcountry begin in the Old Faithful area.

Day Hiking Guides - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Trail Descriptions and More (636 KB PDF): Observation Point TrailMallard Lake TrailHoward Eaton TrailDivide TrailMystic Falls TrailMallard Creek TrailFairy Falls Trail. Canyon Campground - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Canyon Campground is located in one of the most popular sections of Yellowstone National Park--south of the Washburn range and near the breath-taking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Canyon Campground - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Canyon campground is a medium-sized campground with about 273 sites available. The campground is situated within a lodgepole pine forest at approximately 7,900 ft (m) elevation, which keeps the area cool during the summer months. Where is Yellowstone's Boiling River and What can I do there? Yellowstone’s Boiling River Swimming Area.

Where is Yellowstone's Boiling River and What can I do there?

Photo by NPS Jim Peaco Allot some time on your next Yellowstone National Park trip to take a dip in the Boiling River! You’ll find this must-stop spot just south of the 45th Parallel Bridge, located in the Mammoth area of the park (so you should probably take a pit stop and snap a pic there too!). What is the Boiling River? The Boiling River is created where a large hot spring enters the Gardner River, allowing the hot and cool waters to mix into a temperature comfortable enough to bathe in. 2014TearOffMap. Yellowstone Firehole Canyon Drive to Falls & Swimming.

Firehole Canyon Drive is a 2-mile, one-way side road off Yellowstone’s Grand Loop south of Madison Junction.

Yellowstone Firehole Canyon Drive to Falls & Swimming

On the drive you will pass the Firehole River, Firehole Falls, and a natural swimming hole. Adjust the video to higher resolution at the bottom right while the video is playing.