Guide to the National Park Areas: Eastern States

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In this comprehensive guide to 228 national park areas east of the Mississippi, the beauty, wonder, and history of these lands are placed at readers' fingertips. Informative text, which is enhanced by photographs and 124 detailed maps, gives the facts needed to plan and tailor visits to areas operated by the National Park Service. Major parks, small historic sites, scenic trails, and inspiring monuments are included, as well as information on an area's history, points of interests, lodging and camping, and ...

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Overview

In this comprehensive guide to 228 national park areas east of the Mississippi, the beauty, wonder, and history of these lands are placed at readers' fingertips. Informative text, which is enhanced by photographs and 124 detailed maps, gives the facts needed to plan and tailor visits to areas operated by the National Park Service. Major parks, small historic sites, scenic trails, and inspiring monuments are included, as well as information on an area's history, points of interests, lodging and camping, and contact information. From day trips to Ellis Island in New York or Booker T. Washington National Monument in Virginia to longer vacations on the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts or at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, there are many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in America's national parks.

Full details on fishing, hiking, and camping at 200 areas east of the Mississippi River. Includes parks, seashores, monuments, memorials, historic sites and recreation areas.

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Lists the 197 areas east of the Mississippi operated by the National Park Service. Frequently including maps, the listings provide information on addresses, history, facilities, camping, and fishing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762729883
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: National Park Guides Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

David and Kay Scott have spent more than two dozen summers touring the United States and Canada in a series of Volkswagen campers, and five summers backpacking through Europe by rail. David holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Arkansas and has written numerous books on accounting, finance, and investing. David and Kay live in Valdosta, Georgia, where David is a professor of finance at Valdosta State University and Kay is retired from the public schools.

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Table of Contents

Florida
Big Cypress National Preserve 19
Biscayne National Park 20
Canaveral National Seashore 22
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 25
De Soto National Memorial 27
Dry Tortugas National Park 28
Everglades National Park 30
Fort Caroline National Memorial 33
Fort Matanzas National Monument 35
Gulf Islands National Seashore 36
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve 38
Georgia
Andersonville National Historic Site 41
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 42
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 44
Cumberland Island National Seashore 47
Fort Frederica National Monument 49
Fort Pulaski National Monument 50
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 52
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park 53
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site 55
Ocmulgee National Monument 57
Illinois
Chicago Portage National Historic Site 59
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor 61
Lincoln Home National Historic Site 63
Indiana
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 67
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 69
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial 71
Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site 73
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area 267
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 74
Mammoth Cave National Park 76
Maine
Acadia National Park 79
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Roosevelt Campobello International Park (U.S. and Canada) 82
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site 84
Maryland
Antietam National Battlefield 87
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Assateague Island National Seashore 90
Catoctin Mountain Park 92
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park 94
Clara Barton National Historic Site 97
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 98
Fort Washington Park 100
George Washington Memorial Parkway 291
Greenbelt Park 101
Hampton National Historic Site 103
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 320
Monocacy National Battlefield 104
Piscataway Park 106
Thomas Stone National Historic Site 107
Massachusetts
Adams National Historical Park 109
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Boston African-American National Historic Site 110
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area 112
Boston National Historical Park 114
Cape Cod National Seashore 118
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site 121
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site 122
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor 124
Longfellow National Historic Site 126
Lowell National Historical Park 128
Minute Man National Historical Park 130
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 133
Salem Maritime National Historic Site 134
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site 136
Springfield Armory National Historic Site 137
Michigan
Father Marquette National Memorial 139
Isle Royale National Park 140
Keweenaw National Historical Park 142
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 145
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 147
Mississippi
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site 151
Gulf Islands National Seashore 152
Natchez National Historical Park 154
Natchez Trace Parkway 155
Tupelo National Battlefield 158
Vicksburg National Military Park 159
New Hampshire
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site 161
New Jersey
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 223
Edison National Historic Site 165
Gateway National Recreation Area 176
Middle Delaware National Scenic River 223
Morristown National Historical Park 167
Pinelands National Reserve 169
New York
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Castle Clinton National Monument 180
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site 171
Ellis Island 180
Federal Hall National Memorial 180
Fire Island National Seashore 173
Fort Stanwix National Monument 175
Gateway National Recreation Area 176
General Grant National Memorial 183
Hamilton Grange National Memorial 183
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site 178
Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site 183
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site 179
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site 184
St. Paul's Church National Historic Site 185
Saratoga National Historical Park 187
Statue of Liberty National Monument 183
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site 183
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site 189
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River 242
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site 190
Women's Rights National Historical Park 192
North Carolina
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Blue Ridge Parkway 195
Cape Hatteras National Seashore 196
Cape Lookout National Seashore 199
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site 201
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 202
Great Smoky Mountains National Park 270
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 203
Moores Creek National Battlefield 204
Wright Brothers National Memorial 205
Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park 207
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 210
First Ladies National Historic Site 211
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park 212
James A. Garfield National Historic Site 213
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 214
William Howard Taft National Historic Site 216
Pennsylvania
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 219
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial 238
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor 221
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 223
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site 238
Eisenhower National Historic Site 226
Fort Necessity National Battlefield 228
Friendship Hill National Historic Site 229
Gettysburg National Military Park 230
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church National Historic Site 238
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site 233
Independence National Historical Park 234
Johnstown Flood National Memorial 237
Middle Delaware National Scenic River 223
Steamtown National Historic Site 241
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial 238
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River 242
Valley Forge National Historical Park 244
Puerto Rico
San Juan National Historic Site 247
Rhode Island
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor 124
Roger Williams National Memorial 249
Touro Synagogue National Historic Site 250
South Carolina
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site 253
Congaree Swamp National Monument 254
Cowpens National Battlefield 256
Fort Sumter National Monument 257
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site 259
Kings Mountain National Military Park 260
Ninety Six National Historic Site 262
Tennessee
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site 265
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area 267
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park 44
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 74
Fort Donelson National Battlefield 269
Great Smoky Mountains National Park 270
Natchez Trace Parkway 155
Obed Wild and Scenic River 272
Shiloh National Military Park 274
Stones River National Battlefield 277
Vermont
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park 279
Virginia
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park 281
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial 283
Assateague Island National Seashore 90
Blue Ridge Parkway 195
Booker T. Washington National Monument 284
Colonial National Historical Park 286
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 74
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park 288
George Washington Birthplace National Monument 290
George Washington Memorial Parkway 291
Green Springs National Historic Landmark District 294
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 320
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site 294
Manassas National Battlefield Park 296
Petersburg National Battlefield 298
Prince William Forest Park 300
Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial 302
Richmond National Battlefield Park 303
Shenandoah National Park 305
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts 307
Virgin Islands
Buck Island Reef National Monument 309
Christiansted National Historic Site 310
Virgin Islands National Park 312
West Virginia
Appalachian National Scenic Trail 315
Bluestone National Scenic River 316
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park 94
Gauley River National Recreation Area 319
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park 320
New River Gorge National River 321
Wisconsin
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 323
Ice Age National Scenic Trail 326
Ice Age National Scientific Reserve 326
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway 328
National Park Areas Facilities and Activities Chart 331
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