Travel Adventure Resources
Seeking an adrenaline-charged outdoor adventure? Knockout scenery? Or a family-pleasing, budget-friendly destination? Find it all right here in Texas, and experience the Lone Star State up close through an exciting camping trip. Grab the tent, pack the cooler and get back to nature.
Whether you want wide, open spaces or a woodsy, lakeside setting, Texas has plenty of parks, RV sites and cabins guaranteed to make anyone a happy camper. Experience the excitement of sleeping outdoors (or a cabin if you must!), and the thrill of ghost stories told around a campfire while you cook marshmallows under the big bright stars of a Texas sky.
In the Panhandle Plains, sweeping views and blazing sunsets are as common as pickup trucks on a Texas highway. One of the most majestic sites is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, a dramatic, 1,000-foot-deep canyon created by the Red River slicing through the high plains and revealing brilliant multicolored strata. The expansive beauty of the Panhandle is the heart and soul of Texas cowboy country. If adventure is on your agenda, you’ll have your choice at Big Bend National Park, a wilderness paradise that encompasses more than 800,000 acres of mountains and desert along the Rio Grande River.
Across the state, there are over 130 state parks and historical sites and 13 national parks. So, whether you’re into hiking, rafting, or mountain climbing – you name it and you can find it. It’s time to set up camp and roast the marshmallows. No matter what your taste, if you love the great outdoors, Texas is a great place to be.
To plan your own Texas adventure, just visit TravelTex.com.
There’s no family vacation like one in a land called Colorado. This is a land filled with exciting family vacation ideas – visiting our 10 national parks and monuments, skiing our 26 ski resorts and areas, panning for gold at historic mines, and even walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs. Discover beautiful scenery and reconnect with loved ones. Our vacation guide has everything to plan your adventure, with itineraries, maps and more. Find a variety of affordable accommodations, dining options and learn the best things to see and do from local experts. Get your FREE copy at COLORADO.COM or call 1-800-COLORADO.
|Nebraska Division of Travel & Tourism||877-NEBRASKA|
Most first-time visitors are pleased to discover the diverse beauty and seemingly endless selection of outdoor adventures found everywhere you turn in Nebraska. So get out there and discover what you’ve been missing!
Some visitors come to Nebraska to get away from it all. Others come and bring it all with them! Whether you’re pitching a tent or pulling everything including the kitchen sink in your fifth wheel, you’ll call Nebraska your home away from home in the great outdoors. From one end of the state to the other, Nebraska offers a host of public and private parks, recreation areas, preserves, lakes, waterways, and trails—all designed to bring you closer to the rare and beautiful wonders found in this state.
Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding
Few places in the world still offer the unspoiled beauty and peaceful splendor of the trails that weave their way through Nebraska. Here, amidst the rolling hills, rugged buttes, and wild grasslands, you’ll have the chance to take your own path.
Will it be by mountain bike through the whispering beauty of the Panhandle’s Chadron State Park? Or perhaps by hiking along the Missouri River on Steamboat Trace Trail between Nebraska City and Brownville? Or maybe it is simply by foot between Norfolk and Valentine along completed sections of the Cowboy Trail. You may even choose to travel by covered wagon in the shadow of Chimney Rock—a landmark chronicled by thousands of travelers on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails.
There’s still frontier waiting to be discovered. You’ll find it here in Nebraska.1-877-Nebraska or visit www.visitNebraska.org
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Operated by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia State Parks are special places where we can leave behind life’s daily pressures and reconnect with nature, with our families and with our past. From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Shenandoah Valley to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia State Parks are natural, cultural and recreational treasures offering something for everyone – 34 state parks hosting thousands of campsites and hundreds of cabins, nearly a dozen new family lodges, nearly 500 miles of trails, and a wide range of fun and educational activities, workshops, concerts, festivals, programs and natural wonders.
The award-winning Virginia State Parks offer trails, beaches, scenic picnic spots, festivals, concerts, interpretive programs, visitor centers, museums, gift shops and more to make your visit special. Recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, horseback riding, biking, volleyball pits and more than two dozen playgrounds.
With so much to see and do, Virginia State Parks are perfect for a short, relaxing picnic or a two-week vacation.
A special publication, Virginia State Parks 2006 Outdoor Adventures Guide and Calendar, introduces visitors to exciting outdoor activities and makes planning easier for seasonal fun in the Commonwealth.
To receive the new guide, or for more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov