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Duluth-Superior Harbor National Park

3 Activites Phone: (218)-720-5271 Distance: 326.69 miles

At the western end of Lake Superior, Duluth-Superior Harbor offers a close view of commercial shipping, lighthouses, a park, and a lakewalk. The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center exhibits the Corps' role in harbor and connecting channel development. All aspects of shipping are displayed with ship artifacts, scale models, and a full size pilot house replica. School and community group prog...

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Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Park

Rank: 141 8 Activites Phone: (715)-483-2274 Email: sacn_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 327.16 miles

The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 255 miles of clean water gliding or rushing past a lush green landscape, with glimpses of human presence. Choose to canoe and camp amid the Northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. This river corridor provides bountiful scenic views and a haven for wildlife near a major metropolitan area. Plan a visit!

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Rank: 38 8 Activites Email: cuva_info@nps.gov Distance: 332.01 miles

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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Charles Mill Lake National Park

3 Activites Phone: (419)-368-4334 Distance: 336.32 miles

At the Corps' Charles Mill Lake, extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at www.mwcdlakes.com. In Mansfield, see the Kingwood Center formal gardens bloom April through October. Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center will be opening Summer 2004 near the dam. A 1600 seat amphitheater will be open presenting an outdoor drama about Jo...

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Meeting Of The Great Rivers Scenic Route National Park

Phone: (618)-465-6676 Distance: 336.76 miles

Here, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet to form a 35,000-acre floodplain. The Mississippi, a working river, is also an environmental treasure. Historic 18th-century river towns, islands, bars, points, and bends create beautiful scenery beneath limestone bluffs that are covered by forests extending over nearly 20,000 acres.

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Farmdale Dam National Park

Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 337.18 miles

This site is a normally dry reservoir and dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on Farm Creek. The immediate value of this dam is to store flood waters that would otherwise flood parts of East Peoria, IL, which is just downstream from the dam. It is also part of the overall plan of the Corps of Engineers for flood control in the Illinois River and Mississippi River systems.

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Mississippi River - Pool 2 National Park

1 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 337.28 miles

Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between St. Paul and Hastings, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. Pool 2 is within the Mississippi National River and Rrecreation Area corridor. There is an observation pla...

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Delaware Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (740)-363-4011 Distance: 341.73 miles

Delaware Lake offers Corps, State Park and State Wildlife Area recreational opportunities.

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Covered Bridge Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (740)-373-9055 Distance: 341.85 miles

Nothing could be more romantic than meandering through the countryside on Covered Bridge Scenic Byway. Forested hills alternating with open pastures create an aura of the 19th Century that will seem real when you pass underneath one of the four covered bridges along the byway. During the horse and buggy times of the 1800s when these covered bridges were novel and pristine, the defiant youth referr...

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Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail National Park

Phone: (800)-243-4667 Email: info@coastalohio.com Distance: 341.85 miles

Experience 12,000 years of history along Lake Erie. Visit the Lake Erie Islands, coastal marshes, prairies, rivers, and waterfalls. Follow tales of early shipping and sailing at maritime museums, restored freighters, and lighthouses. Learn about the Western Reserve, the Underground Railroad, and the War of 1812 at historic sites and museums.

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Ohio & Erie Canalway National Park

Phone: (216)-520-1825 Email: jeff_winstel@nps.gov Distance: 341.85 miles

The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a place to actively explore and experience the stories of our past, present, and future on trails, trains, and scenic byways, in canal towns and ethnic neighborhoods, along working rivers and great lakes, within industrial landscapes and vibrant natural areas.

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Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve National Park

3 Activites Phone: (715)-392-3141 Distance: 342.43 miles

The 16,697-acre Lake Superior Reserve is a combination of four distinct land areas and portions of connecting waterways in Douglas County, in the northwest corner of Wisconsin where the St. Louis River flows into Lake Superior. Each area possesses its own combination of habitats. The Reserve includes uplands and submerged lands; riparian and riverine habitat; riverine islands; emergent freshwater ...

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Mohicanville Dam National Park

1 Activites Phone: (419)-368-4712 Distance: 343.03 miles

The lake has no permanent pool.

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North Branch Kokosing River Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (740)-824-4343 Distance: 344.44 miles

The North Branch of Kokosing Lake has lake front camping. A small, quiet (154 acre) fishing lake has a 10-hp limit. Located 1.5 miles from Fredericktown, off OH 13.

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Pleasant Hill Lake National Park

2 Activites Phone: (419)-938-5785 Distance: 345.28 miles

At the Corps Pleasant Hill Lake, extensive recreation facilities are operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Visit their website at: www.mwcdlakes,com. Golden Age and Golden Access and other Federal recreation passports are not honored by MWCD. Louis Bromfield's home, Malabar Farm, is maintained by the State Historical Society at upper end of reservoir. Mohican State Park is down...

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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Rank: 207 2 Activites Phone: (319)-643-2541 Email: heho_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 346.14 miles

Born in a two-room cottage, Herbert Hoover could have been any small town boy. Orphaned at age nine, he left West Branch, never to live here again. The landscape and buildings of the early years remain, however, to tell how family, faith, education, and hard work opened a world of opportunity— even the presidency of the United States— to a child of simple beginnings.

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Historic National Road - Indiana Park

Phone: (765)-478-3172 Distance: 347.70 miles

Travelers along Indiana's National Historic Road will see landscapes marked by the heyday of the 1840s to 1940s. Historic villages with traditional Main Streets give way to fields and pastures. From Federal-style 'Pike Towns' and Victorian streetcar neighborhoods to drive-ins and stainless steel diners, follow the migration of the nation.

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Mississippi National River & Recreation Area Park

Rank: 225 8 Activites Email: miss_info@nps.gov Distance: 348.10 miles

In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River. If you are interested in the Mississippi River, this is a great place to start your exploration.

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Superior National Forest Park

12 Activites Email: R9_superior_NF@fs.fed.us Distance: 349.94 miles

The Superior National Forest offers a wide variety  of recreational opportunities from RV camping to hiking in secluded woodlands, from canoeing to hunting.  All are chances to get outside, explore, and enjoy your national forest.Among your opportunities are:Hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobile and ATV riding, or observing nature along 2000 miles o...

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Coralville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (319)-338-3543 Distance: 350.75 miles

Coralville Lake is a multiple use project providing primary benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, and secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest management and water quality improvement. Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with 500 campsites available. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing, picnic areas with group she...

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Mississippi River - Pool 1 National Park

1 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 353.19 miles

Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. This pool is within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area corridor. There is an observation ...

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Michael J Kirwan Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (330)-358-2622 Distance: 354.18 miles

The reservoir and surrounding land are leased to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as West Branch State Park. Fishing at Michael J. Kirwan can be a very rewarding activity. The numerous deep feeder channels and shallow shoreline provide habitat for a variety of fish species. The reservoir has yielded many trophy size walleye, muskie, and striped bass.

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Clarence J. Brown Dam And Reservoir National Park

13 Activites Phone: (937)-325-2411 Distance: 355.08 miles

C.J. Brown Dam & Reservoir, OH is located on the northeast corner of Springfield on the Buck Creek, 7 miles above its confluence with Mad River. The project is home to two rare fen communities. Prairie Road Fen is the largest and finest prairie fen in Ohio. These rare alkaline wetlands are home to specialized plants & animals that thrive in harsh conditions including the insectivorous sundew, r...

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Mississippi River - St. Anthony Falls Pool National Park

2 Activites Phone: (608)-687-3011 Distance: 355.30 miles

Represents the head of navigation for the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and is located in downtown Minneapolis. The USAF Visitor Center is located at the Upper Lock and is open to the public year around. The Visitor Center provides an excellent view of the historic falls, the Minneapolis skyline and the historic mill ruins along the banks of the river. This area is within the ...

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Alum Creek Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (740)-548-6151 Distance: 355.73 miles

A visitor center provides information for many of the 2.5 million visitors to this 3387 acre lake.

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