By Pete Zimowsky, The Idaho Statesman - Thu, May 17, 2012 10:40 pm
May 17--Kids love to have water to splash around. They like to catch fish, too. Then there's climbing on rocks and walking through the woods. Those are the attributes of the ultimate campground and Idaho has plenty of them. Let's say there are hundreds of ultimate campgrounds in Idaho that are ideal for family camping. Picking out a half-dozen is pretty easy. We've whittled down the list to some... Read more.
By Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal - Sat, May 12, 2012 11:48 pm
CUMBERLAND, Ohio -- Mountain bikers can enjoy hidden lakes and rolling terrain where coal was once mined at the Wilds in east-central Ohio. Thirty miles to the south sits the biggest bucket you've ever seen: The Big Muskie, a reminder of Ohio's coal-mining past. Linking the two sites is the Morgan County Scenic Byway, one of 27 state-designated byways in Ohio. It stretches 39 miles from Burr... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Fri, May 4, 2012 3:49 pm
DENVER — A new report estimates recreational activity along the Colorado River and its tributaries contributes about $17 billion in direct spending per year. The report was commissioned by Protect the Flows, which represents small businesses like fishing guides and others who rely on the Colorado River basin in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The study... Read more.
By , The Associated Press - Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:07 pm
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Campgrounds south of the Grand Canyon on Kaibab National Forest land are opening for the summer this week. Four campgrounds on the forest’s Williams Ranger District are set to open Tuesday at Kaibab Lake, Cataract Lake, Dogtown Lake, and White Horse Lake. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has stocked the lakes with fish. The Kaibab Lake campground has been renovated,... Read more.
By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press - Mon, Apr 30, 2012 2:04 pm
A Maine hiker has been rescued after spending four days in the remote Southern Utah high desert with a broken leg and no shelter. Victoria Grover, 59, of Wade, Maine, was recovering at a Cedar City hospital after being located by searchers Saturday in a rugged section of Dixie National Forest, north of the town of Escalante, Garfield County sheriff’s deputies said. She told reporters on Sunday... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Wed, Apr 25, 2012 12:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who’s worked in the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation for most of the past 30 years is becoming its permanent director. The Department of Natural Resources announced this week that Fred Hayes had topped a field of almost 100 applicants from several states. Hayes has been serving as interim director for four months, and had previously served as deputy director of... Read more.
By Bob Downing, Akron Beacon Journal - Thu, Apr 19, 2012 6:30 pm
LOGAN, Ohio -- There is one Ohio state park everyone should visit. That's Hocking Hills, with its out-of-Ohio vibe that is very appealing. It is Ohio's best park for natural wonders and its most scenic state park. The picturesque 2,348-acre park in southeastern Hocking County includes Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Rock House and Cantwell Cliffs. There are caves, cliffs,... Read more.
By Niken Prathivi, McClatchy Newspapers, , The Jakarta Post - Thu, Mar 29, 2012 10:03 pm
JAKARTA -- A team of four from the Indonesian mountaineering group, the Nature Lovers’ Society (Wanadri), is on their way to conquer Mount Everest to complete a two-year Seven Summits Expedition. The team has conquered six summits in five continents and if they scale the 8,848-meter Mount Everest in mid April, they will be the second Indonesian team to have reached all seven summits. The... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Tue, Mar 27, 2012 3:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah tourism officials are banking on bringing their western state neighbors to state and national parks this summer. The Utah Office of Tourism launched a $2.2 million TV ad campaign this week on stations in Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, and San Francisco. The campaign, dubbed "Utah Life Elevated," also includes a redesigned, smartphone-friendly website and... Read more.
By Dennis Anderson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) - Fri, Mar 16, 2012 11:23 pm
WILD RIVER STATE PARK IN MINNESOTA — Barely an hour north of the Twin Cities, and consisting of 6,800 acres of woods, prairies and oak savannas, together with 18 miles of St. Croix River frontage, this park exemplifies the breadth and quality of outdoor experiences available to Minnesotans. Granted, last week, visitors were few. This is a “shoulder” season, after all, neither winter nor summer,... Read more.