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Eight miles downriver from the capital, Fort Foote was considered a powerful peace of work by its chief engineer. The long oval earthwork was constructed on Rozier's Bluff from 1863 to 1865 to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. read more...
Phone: 301-763-4600 Price Range: N/A Open Season: N/A Camping: No
Nearest Popular City: Fort Washington Nearest Lake/River: N/A Park Type: State Park Activities: N/A Details Provided By: Fort Foote
In the 1930's, after years of making charcoal to fuel the iron furnace, mountain farming, and harvesting of trees for timber, land was purchased to be transformed into a productive recreation area; helping to put people back to work during the great depression. Beginning in 1935, the Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area was under construction by both the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. read more...
Phone: 301-663-9388 Price Range: N/A Open Season: N/A Camping: Yes
Nearest Popular City: Thurmont Nearest Lake/River: N/A Park Type: State Park Activities: Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Cross Country Skiing, Wildlife Watching, Rock Climbing, Interpretive Programs, Snowshoeing Details Provided By: Catoctin Mountain
Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. They can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall. Spruce, hemlock, Douglas-fir, berry bushes, and sword ferns create a multiple canopied understory that towers over all visitors. The parks' mosaic of habitats include prairie/oak woodlands, mighty rivers and streams, and 37 miles of pristine Pacific coastline. Cultural landscapes reflect American Indian history. The more recent logging history has led to much restoration of these parks. read more...
Phone: 707-464-6101 Price Range: $0 - $5 Open Season: N/A Camping: Yes
Nearest Popular City: Crescent City Nearest Lake/River: N/A Park Type: State Park, National Park Activities: Birding, Boating and Watercraft, Biking / Bicycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Swimming, Wildlife Watching, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Auto Touring, Nature Walks, Interpretive Programs Details Provided By: Redwood National and State Parks