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State Parks Across America 

Photo from FIne Arts America  

By: Amber Cribbs


A ​is for

Aroostook State Park, ME

Photo from ExtremeGeographer.com  

Aroostook was Maine’s first state park.  


B ​is for

Bald Eagle State Park, PA

Photo from State Park

Bald Eagle State Park’s Lake attracts the Bald Eagle, occasionally. 


C ​is for

Cherry Springs State Park, PA

Photo from International Dark-Sky Association

The name comes from the large stands of black cherries that were in the area  originally.  


D ​is for  

Don Carter State Park, GA

Photo from Lake Lanier

Don Carter state park is one of Georgia’s newest state park and the forest state  park on Lake Lanier. 


E ​is for

Elk State Park, PA

Photo from Pa DCNR-PA.gov 

Elk State Park is 3,192-acres long and is located in the rugged mountains of  Pennsylvania.     


F ​is for

French Creek State park, PA

Photo from Pennsylvania’s Americana Region 

This state park is the largest block of continuous forest from Washington D.C.  to New York with 7,730 acres. 


G ​is for

Graham Cave State Park, MO

Photo from Missouri State Parks

Graham Cave State Park has 386 scenic areas and ancient artifacts from 8,000 to  10,000 years ago. 


H ​is for

Huntington State Park, UT

Photo from Utah.com

The name comes from the three brother’s that explored the land; Oliver, William,  and Dimick Huntington .   


I ​is for

Indian Lake State Park, ME

Photo from Michigan Miles

This state park is located on the Indian  Lake in the Upper Peninsula of  Michigan. 


J ​is for

John W. Kyle State Park, ME

Photo from State Parks 

25 miles from John W. Kyle State Park is the historic campus; University of  Mississippi(Ole Miss) 


K ​is for

Kaʻena Point State Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Photo from Hawaii State Parks 

In the early morning there are dolphin sightings. 


L ​is for

Lost Dolphin State Park, WI

Photo from Wisconsin Historical Markers 

Along the Fox River witch is located in  Brown County.   


M ​is for

MacKerricher State Park, CA

California Beaches 

There is tide pools located along the shores.     


N ​is for

North Bass Island State Park, OH

Ohio.org 

There is 593 acres of land open to the public. 


O ​is for

Ole Bull State Park, PA

Photo from FIne Arts America 

Ole Bull State Park was named after Ole Bornemann; who was a famous  Norwegian violinist. 


P ​is for

Pymatuning State Park, PA

Photo from UncoveringPA

It is one of the largest state parks in PA.  


Q ​is for

Ouaddick State Park, CT

Photo from Visit CT 

Here you can find wild turkey, deere, great blue heron, osprey owl, and  occasionally otters.   


R ​is for

Roan Mountain State Park, TN

Photo from Malcom MacGregor   

In total there are 12 miles of trails to hike on.   


S ​is for

Smith rock State Park, OR

Photo from Oregon State Parks 

Smith Rock has scenic views of deep river canyons and rock climbing.   


T ​is for

Tuscarora State Park,PA

Photo from Fine Art America 

Tuscarora State park is an 1,618-acre park. 


U ​is for

Umbagog State Park, NH

Photo from NH State Parks 

Umbagog is a newer State Park in New  Hampshire.        


V ​is for

Vega State Park, CO

Photo from Colorado Parks and WIldlife 

At Vega you can spot hummingbirds, Colorado bluebirds, wild turkeys,  red-tailed hawks, common ravens, a  variety of raptors, waterfowl and  shorebirds. 


W ​is for

Winchester Lake State Park, ID

Photo from Visit Idaho

The most popular activity to do at this State Park is fish for Rainbow trout. 


X ​is for

Saint Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, AL

It was added to the National Register of  Historical Places in July of 1991. Photo from Wikipedia


Y ​is for

YellowStone State Park, WI

Photo from Wisconsin DNR

At Yellowstone State Park you can find a lot of Little Brown Bats.


Z ​is for

Zippel Bay State Park, MN

Photo from Rover Pass   

Zippel Bay is located on Lake of the Woods; witch is one of the world’s largest  lake.


Summary Overall I hoped you learned something about state parks. Maybe you visited some or learned about new State Parks. My favorite part was finding new state parks around America. My least favorite part was finding state parks for letter Q, Z, X, Y and many more. I hope you enjoyed State Parks Across America!      

State Parks Across America  

Summary Overall I hoped you learned something about state parks. Maybe you visited some or learned about new State Parks. My favorite part...

State Parks Across America  

Summary Overall I hoped you learned something about state parks. Maybe you visited some or learned about new State Parks. My favorite part...

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