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Old 10-30-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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I'm not sure I want anyplace I love becoming a national park, yeah it would give greater protection to the land but it's always costs way more to visit a "national park". I imagine as soon as something becomes a National Park they would start building fences, keep out signs, off limits areas, guard rails, rules, more strict hours of operation, gift shops and cafeterias start sprouting up.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Mackinac Island. It used to be under the National Park Service but was turned over to the state of Michigan a long while ago.

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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The Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana.
currently it is a national wildlife refuge, it will probably stay that way.

excellent choice nonetheless
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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we had a suggestion about the adirondacks in upstate NY.

what do you think?
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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we had a suggestion about the adirondacks in upstate NY.

what do you think?
The Adirondack Preserve is 6 million acres, much larger than most National Parks. However, it is more like a British National Park in that the government only owns part of the land and the rest has very strict zoning.

Currently the state of New York owns about 2.7 million acres out of the 6 million in the Adirondacks. While this is a lot of public land (5 times larger than Great Smoky Mountains National Park), what would happen to the all private lands in the Adirondacks if the Federal Government took over? Would they been given back to private developers to have a development field day?
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Here are a couple of ideas:

1. Niagara Falls National Park --- combined Niagara area NY State Parks (Niagara Falls, Whirlpool, Devil's Hole, Fort Niagara, Buckhorn Island). Includes historic Fort Niagara and Niagara Falls of course.

2. White Mountain National Park --- current White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire upgraded into a National Park. The White Mountains rock, lol.

3. Ricketts Glen National Park --- current Pennsylvania SP that was once planned for NP status but interrupted by WW2. Over 24 waterfalls and large areas of rare old-growth forests.

4. Jersey Pine Barrens National Forest --- combine several New Jersey State Forests in our most densely populated state

5. Upper Great Lake States --- there are numerous National and State Forests in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota that have portions that could be turned into National Parks or National Lakeshores. The Macinac Island would be a great place to start.

6. Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota should be expanded, perhaps all the way to Quetico Park in Ontario.

7. Great Plains National Park --- The excellent Custer State Park in South Dakota could be combined with Wind Cave NP and perhaps expanded with portions of the Black Hills NF and Buffalo Gap National Grassland into a grand National Park complete with Bison and Pronghorn Antelope.

8. Redwood National Park in Northern California could be expanded
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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[quote=LINative;16490547]Here are a couple of ideas:

2. White Mountain National Park --- current White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire upgraded into a National Park. The White Mountains rock, lol.


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Old 11-03-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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2. White Mountain National Park --- current White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire upgraded into a National Park. The White Mountains rock, lol.
The National Park Service and United States Forest Service serve two completely different purposes.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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I can think of quite a few areas that would be spectacular National Parks.

Alpine Lakes, Washington

Main attractions:

- The Enchantments
- Waterfalls of the West Fork Foss River Valley: Angeline Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/29357501@N00/3641202615/ - broken link), Big Heart Falls, Otter Lake Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingwilderness/141752237/ - broken link), and more
- Goldmyer Hot Springs
- Stuart Range
- Mount Hinman & Mount Daniels glaciers


San Juan Islands, Washington

Main attractions:

- Cypress Island
- Mount Constitution
- Deception Pass
- Sucia Island
- James Island
- Patos Island
- Matia Island


Columbia Gorge-Central Cascades, Washington-Oregon


Main attractions:

- Mount St. Helens
- Multnomah Falls
- Beacon Rock
- Mount Adams
- Goat Rocks
- Indian Heaven lava beds, cinder cone, and wilderness
- Big Lava Bed
- Tower Rock


Maine Northwoods-Moosehead Lake, Maine


Main attractions:

- Moosehead Lake and Islands
- Mt. Kineo
- Gulf Hagas
- 100 Mile Wilderness
- Barren Ledges
- Borestone Mountain


Central Oregon Cascades, Oregon

Main attractions:

- Three Sisters
- Newberry Crater
- Lava River Cave
- Lava Butte
- Waldo Lake
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