Timely news item sent in by Ruth Ridolfo of Ohio: “Seven State Parks Instead of National Parks“
(Update 10/17/13) While national parks are reopening their doors after being closed for a couple weeks … the state parks featured in this article still look like great places to explore and camp. National Parks are already open in five states (Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona and New York) because state governments have stepped in with funding.
Photo: Arizona’s Slide Rock State Park. Courtesy of The Active Times.com