Travelin' Infomation
Here are a few sites that we have found useful in planning for our travels.
Photo of blue-tailed lizard taken in Holmes Educational Forest, western North Carolina.
Best of the Best State Parks at by Darren Smith
The author provides a a list, links, and information about the "best" state parks in the United States.
Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Dept. of the Interior)
The BLM administers 264 million acres of America's public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States. Their primary goal is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)
This website features travel, outdoor adventure, wildlife, parks and recreation, and much more.
Section of GORP:
2) U.S. Corp of Engineers - Recreation Areas
Maps of United States National Parks and Monuments
This is the site of the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
National Park Service
One of the best purchases that we make each year is a 'National Parks Pass' that allows holders unlimited entry to any national park with entrance fees. Here you can find out about the pass, information on any of the parks, plus culture, history, natural resources, and more.
National Rivers
This is a center for wild and scenic rivers, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fly-fishing, river conservation, river access, and river navigability law.
National Scenic Byways Online at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This site provides travelers with current, detailed information about National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads throughout the United States.
Related Website:
2) National Scenic Byways and Other Recreational Drives at GORP
Natural Resource Websites at Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources
This website connects to DNR websites throughout the US.
U.S. Department of the Interior
This is the site for general information about DOI or one of its bureaus or offices.

Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 7/00
Updated by Larry Johnson, 8/00
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