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Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (62,000 acres,) rests in a glacially carved trough in the Cascades Range. Lake Chelan is one of the nation's deepest, reaching a depth of 1,500 feet.

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a composite of ecosystems representative of many regions of Alaska. The spectacular scenery stretches from the shores of Cook Inlet, across the Chigmit Mountains, to the tundra covered hills of the western interior











Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mojave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead NRA. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals. Lake Mead caters to boaters, swimmers, sun
Lake Meredith was created on the Canadian River and now fills many breaks whose walls are crowned with white limestone caprock, scenic buttes, pinnacles, and red-brown, wind-eroded coves. Above lies the mesquite, prickly pear, yucca, and grasses of arid p










Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the lake is now the largest recreation feature in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.


































Lassen Volcanic became a national park in 1916 because of its significance as an active volcanic landscape. All four types of volcanoes in the world are found in the park. Over 150 miles of trails and a culturally significant scenic highway provide access





Volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield a volcano which has created an incredibly rugged landscape punctuated by cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves and pit craters.
















Most of the 3700 mile trail follows the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. Much has changed in 200 years but trail portions remain intact. Lewis and Clark traveled over a three-year period through lands that later became 11 states. It begins at Hartford, IL an







Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves the site of the farm where Abraham Lincoln spent 14 formative years of his life, from the ages of 7 to 21.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln lived here from 1844 until Mr. Lincoln's election to the Presidency in 1861.
A sculpture of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber. Inscribed on the south wall of the monument is the Gettysburg Address. Above it is a mural depicting the angel of truth freeing a slave. The unity of North and South mural is on the



Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of the battle between the U.S. Army's seventh cavalry, guided by Crow and Arikara scouts, and several bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho.











Little River flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian Plateau landscapes.




























For almost half a century (1837-1882) this was the home of one of the world's foremost poets, scholars and educators, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow House was a favorite gathering place for many prominent philosophers and artists including Ralph W














The history of America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park includes textile mills, worker housing, 5.6 miles of canals, and 19th-century commercial buildings.
















The park affords a special opportunity to visit a working cattle ranch, preserved in the late 1960s. On the LBJ Ranch it is possible to experience the serenity and beauty from which the former president drew his strength and comfort. It is here that his f
The Memorial is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park, a Potomac River island in Washington, D.C. The first area, is a granite monolith surrounded by a serpentine pattern of walks and trails. The second area is a grass meadow .
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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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