North Carolina State Parks: A Niche Guideby Lynch, Bill Pendergraft
Boasting more than 50 parks and natural and recreation areas, North Carolina�s state park system offers something for everyone. Twelve million people seek sanctuary in the parks� diverse natural areas every year and learn about cultural and natural history from interpretive rangers. The state�s scenic beauty is reflected in the varied park system holdings, which range from ancient Mount Mitchell to the wind-scoured dunes of Jockey�s Ridge. As new parks are created and existing parks increase in size, the park system continually offers new opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
North Carolina State Parks: A Niche Guide connects people to parks and is the essential companion for out-of-state visitors and North Carolinians alike. If you are interested in natural and cultural history, hiking, photography, birding, paddling, camping, or just an outing with the family, the portable full-color guidebook provides key travel information that will make every park visit educational, enjoyable, and safe.
Ida Phillips Lynch is an environmental writer and the author of The Duke Forest at 75: A Resource for All Seasons and North Carolina Afield. The communications coordinator for the Triangle Land Conservancy, Ida was formerly the director of communications for The Nature Conservancy, NC Chapter.
Writer/producer Bill Pendergraft founded Environmental Media, an 18-year-old company that designs and produces media to support environmental education. The company has written and produced more than 500 award-winning guides, programs, and series including Wild, NC, a 20-program series on North Carolina State Parks for UNC-TV.
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