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National Geographic Guide to the State Parks of the United States, 3rd Edition (National Geographic Guide to the State Parks of the U.S.) Paperback – March 18, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: National Geographic Guide to the State Parks of the U.S.
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic; 3 edition (March 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426202512
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426202513
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Beautifully illustrated in color throughout, the book displays the same map, picture, and production quality that readers have come to expect from National Geographic publications." —Chicago Sun Times

Customer Reviews

A great resource to have in the car.
M. How
I bought the book so I wouldn't have to look up each state on the internet.
Jo Webnar Author
Our goal is to visit ALL of them over the next several years!
Judy Rowland

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Judy Rowland on September 24, 2008
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We just purchased this book a couple of weeks ago, and we've already visited three of the suggested state parks. The format is attractive with a nice picture from each park, detailed information on the park, and suggestions for other attractions in the area. It is laid out by region: "New England," "Southwest," etc. with about five states in each region and about 4-5 parks from each state. We live in Texas, and although we think there could be other parks mentioned in the book for our state, we agree that the choices are representative of the variety of state parks here. We have already visited two of the suggestions in Oklahoma (which we found has great state parks) and one in New Mexico which was beautiful. Our goal is to visit ALL of them over the next several years! We've always enjoyed staying in state or national parks while camping - now in our new AirStream trailer (yeah!), but any traveler could visit these parks as day trips, also. Besides being informative, it's a great read.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Photo Artist on September 7, 2009
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A real disappointment! Only a few of the state parks in each state are listed. The info provided is good, but it's very incomplete. Not a good resource for an RV-er.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Vaughn Newman on February 5, 2010
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National Geograhic does as great of a job highlighting the state parks as they did for the national parks.

They can't cover every state park but they do a thorough review of 4-6 parks from each state (they allowed each state to recommend their best parks). Plenty of info. is provided regarding camping, activities, best times to visit, trails to hike, specific areas to visit and things to see, etc.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. McReynolds on May 6, 2010
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Contains 3-5 state parks for each state. Next time I will look for regional book that shows 100% of the state parks. Probably means stopping by the visitors bureau at the border. But that negates planning ahead.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on July 5, 2008
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I did not understand the definition of "state park," so the entries are more limited than I expected. For example, the Adirondacks is not included in the New York State section. Overall, there is much information, but I still will need to check the internet before departure so that we do not miss the kinds of areas we would like to visit. That is what I thought I was avoiding.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jo Webnar Author on July 6, 2008
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This book has a great deal of information but it doesn't list the parks I wanted to find. For the state of Florida only five are written up! Since there are over 40 Parks in the State, I found this Ludicrous.
This book picked the top 200 state parks and completely ignored all the others. I was expecting a list of parks in each state with codes for facilities and a few highlighted with more information.
I bought the book so I wouldn't have to look up each state on the internet. Not only did it not meet my expectations, but I thought it was very expensive. It was a big disappointment. Save your money and just use the internet.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Corley on June 3, 2009
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We use our motor home to cruise for weeks at a time. We often end up in states that we don't have information about the state parks. Bought this book; still don't have information, so we still cannot look up potential state parks as we start planning what route to take and what time to stop. The title is misleading; it should emphasize that the list is a fraction of the state parks in any state. I'm sending it back for false advertising.
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