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Ohio River - John T. Myers Lock And Dam National Park

1 Activites Phone: (812)-838-5836 Distance: 11.38 miles

Located on the Ohio River about 3 miles downstream from Uniontown, Kentucky, at mile 846.0 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The navigation locks are located on the right bank or Indiana side of the river. The upper pool maintained above the dam extends upstream for a distance of 69.9 miles to the Newburgh Locks and Dam at Mile 776.1.

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Ohio River - Newburgh Pool National Park

2 Activites Phone: (812)-853-8470 Distance: 28.53 miles

One of the projects essential in maintaining the Ohio River navigational channel. This area is along the Lewis and Clark route.

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Garden Of The Gods Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 35.02 miles

The Garden of the Gods Wilderness now contains a total of 3,990 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Garden of the Gods Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In...

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Shawnee National Forest Park

7 Activites Email: mailroom_r9_shawnee@fs.fed.us Distance: 38.26 miles

Located in southern Illinois, the Shawnee National Forest’s natural beauty is ideal for all types of outdoor recreation. Nestled between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers the Forest’s landscape features rolling hills, forests, open lands, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs. The area’s mild weather throughout the year makes a visit during any season enjoyable. On our recreation webpages you will find in...

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Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge And Wildlife Management Area Park

4 Activites Phone: (812)-749-3199 Email: patokariver@fws.gov Distance: 42.00 miles

Overview "Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area is located in southwestern Indiana within the historically important north-south flyway of the Wabash River Basin. This river bottoms refuge is strategically located to provide important resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds. Established in 199...

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Lusk Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 44.11 miles

The Lusk Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 6,838 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Lusk Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...i...

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Greenriver +2 Locks National Park

Phone: (270)-826-7360 Distance: 44.13 miles

These locks and dams provide a usable channel for recreational and commercial traffic on the Green River. Public facilities are not available.

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Bay Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 47.31 miles

The Bay Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 2,866 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Bay Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...inc...

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Burden Falls Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 47.77 miles

The Burden Falls Wilderness now contains a total of 3,671 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Burden Falls Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Park

Rank: 212 1 Activites Email: libo_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 50.78 miles

Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen years of his life and grew from youth into manhood (1816-1830) on this southern Indiana soil. Many of the character traits and moral values that made Abraham one of the world's most respected leaders were formed and nurtured here.

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Rank: 208 3 Activites Email: Leo_Finnerty@nps.gov Distance: 55.52 miles

The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort's capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.

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Rend Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (618)-724-2493 Distance: 58.86 miles

Rend Lake, IL, located in the heart of southern Illinois, is a natural haven for wildlife and a recreational haven for visitors. Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Campers will delight in the nearly 800 sites found in 5 public campgrounds on Rend Lake. Boaters are provided access to the lake through the numerous boat ramps. Beaches, picnic sites and trails pr...

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Ohio River - Smithland Pool National Park

Phone: (618)-564-2315 Distance: 60.18 miles

The Smithland Navigation Project is located on the Ohio River 918.5 River Miles below Point Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 62.5 miles upstream of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (618)-997-3344 Email: craborchard@fws.gov Distance: 63.40 miles

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's 44,000 acres of land and water contain a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Major habitat types on the refuge include hardwood forest, agricultural land, grazing units, brushland, wetlands, and lakes. The refuge provides significant resting areas for migratory birds utilizing the Mississippi Flyway. Wintering numbers of Canada Geese can peak at 200,...

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Indiana's Historic Pathways National Park

Distance: 64.89 miles

First tread by the hoofs of bison, Indiana's Historic Pathways has since become a route for pioneer exploration, stagecoach travel, and finally, modern highways. Drive along the Pathways, joining the lower Ohio Valley to the Mississippi Valley, and you'll be treated to rural countryside, rolling hills, memorable historic districts, peaceful forests, and a fuller understanding of Indiana's past.

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Barkley Lake National Park

17 Activites Phone: (270)-362-4236 Distance: 65.04 miles

Lake Barkley was named for former Vice-President Alben Barkley. Land Between the Lakes (US Forest Service) and Fort Donelson National Military Park are on Lake Barkley?s western shore.

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Ohio River - Cannelton Pool National Park

5 Activites Phone: (812)-547-2962 Distance: 65.09 miles

Provides a usable pool for commercial boat traffic on the Ohio, and is popular with recreational boaters. This area is along the Lewis and Clark route.

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Panther Den Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 68.32 miles

The Panther Den Wilderness now contains a total of 774 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Panther Den Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...i...

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Crab Orchard Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 68.72 miles

The Crab Orchard Wilderness now contains a total of 4,050 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1976 the Crab Orchard Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an...

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Ohio River - Pool 52 National Park

Phone: (618)-564-3151 Distance: 69.33 miles

Locks and Dam No. 52 is located on the Ohio River, near Brookport, IL, at mile 939 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Ohio River Scenic Byway - Illinois National Park

Phone: (618)-833-9928 Email: sheryld@ajinternet.net Distance: 70.46 miles

The natural features of the Ohio Valley in Illinois represent some of the most dramatic along the entire river. View unique limestone features such as Cave-in-Rock State Park and Garden of the Gods. Visit numerous historic places and structures. Plan to attend the many festivals and events that occur year-round.

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Patoka Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (812)-678-3761 Distance: 73.53 miles

Patoka Lake: two pairs of bald eagles established nests during the spring of 1992 through 1997. A fresh-water jellyfish (the size of a quarter), an indicator of a very pure and clean ecosystem, may be seen from time to time in the reservoir.

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Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (270)-527-5770 Email: clarksriver@fws.gov Distance: 77.39 miles

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful bottomland hardwood forest located in western Kentucky near Benton. The refuge lies along the East Fork of the Clarks River and is seasonal home to over 250 different species of migratory birds. The bottom lands are dominated with overcup oaks, bald cypress, and tupelo gum, and the slightly higher, better drained areas, are covered with willow...

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Rough River Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (270)-257-2061 Distance: 79.28 miles

At Rough River Lake many visitors enjoy seeing the historic Green Farm nearby, consisting of about 3,000 acres, a large ancestral home, an old water-powered mill and store, and a new 18-hole golf course, Lafayette Green. The original land grant was to former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Sebastian, who was a co-conspirator with Aaron Burr. George Washington, who traded it for a horse, o...

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Park

20 Activites Phone: 18005257077 Email: lblinfo@fs.fed.us Distance: 79.97 miles

As part of America’s great outdoors since 1963, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. This family friendly recreation area offers one of the largest blocks of undeveloped forest in the eastern United States. Self-guided tours, overnight...

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