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Joshua Tree National Park

Size: 
790636 acres

Location

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
United States
Phone: (760) 367-5500
34° 7' 46.2828" N, 116° 2' 12.9732" W

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California and protects desert area filled with the park's namesake Joshua trees. The park covers an area larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes portions of two deserts, the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. The San Bernardino Mountains also run through a portion of the park, providing start contrast to the surround desert.

Custer State Park

Size: 
71000 acres

Location

Custer State Park
13329 US Highway 16A
Custer, SD 57730
United States
Phone: (605) 255-4515
43° 46' 3.9072" N, 103° 29' 39.534" W

Custer State Park is the largest and oldest state park in South Dakota. It is located in the Black Hills in the Southwestern portion of the state and is named for Colonel George Custer. The park was founded in 1912 and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built roads, campgrounds and dams within the park.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Size: 
778000 acres

Location

Sawtooth National Recreation Area
5 North Fork Canyon Road
Ketchum, ID 83350
United States
Phone: (208) 737-3200
43° 47' 14.4024" N, 114° 25' 16.0968" W

Sawtooth National Recreation Area is located in central Idaho. Sawtooth is managed by the U.S. Forest service and its lands are within the borders of the Boise, Challis, and Sawtooth National Forests. The Sawtooth Mountains, Boulder Mountains and White Cloud Mountains are located within SNRA and there are 40 peaks over 10,000 feet. There are also hundreds of lakes that have been created by glaciers as well as the headwaters of the Salmon River.

Antelope Island State Park

Size: 
28800 acres

Location

Antelope Island State Park
Antelope Drive
Syracuse, UT 84075
United States
Phone: (801) 773-2941
40° 58' 56.4672" N, 112° 11' 22.3044" W

Antelope Island State Park is located in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It is the largest island in the lake and the former site of a large, private ranch called the Fielding Garr Ranch. Families can take self guided tours through the old ranch and view educational exhibits.

Yosemite National Park

Size: 
761268 acres

Location

Yosemite National Park
9039 Village Drive
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
United States
Phone: (209) 372-0200
37° 44' 49.3764" N, 119° 35' 24.7668" W

Yosemite National Park is located within California. The Yosemite Valley represents a small, yet very popular portion of the park. In and around the valley are well known geological features, such as El Capitan, Sentinal Dome, Half Dome and Tunnel View.