Bear Butte

Bear Butte State Park, SD

45 minutes from Rapid City, South Dakota

Snow Covered Wyoming

Hot Springs State Park, WY

2 hours from Casper, Wyoming

Balcony Overlooking Park

Indian Cave State Park, NE

1.5 hours from Omaha, Nebraska

Kayakers in Ouachita Lake

Lake Ouachita State Park, AR

1.5 hours from Little Rock, Arkansas

Lost Dutchman

Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ

50 minutes from Phoenix, Arizona

New River State Park

New River State Park, NC

2 hours from Charlotte & Greensboro, North Carolina

Lake Sunset

Reelfoot Lake State Park, TN

2 hours from Memphis, Tennessee

Rockhound State Park

Rockhound State Park, NM

1 hour from Las Cruces, New Mexico


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We Support

Learn about our partners, legislative issues concerning state parks, conducting research, and much more.

Helping state parks effectively manage and administer their systems.

The mission of the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) is to promote and advance the state park systems of America for their own significance, as well as for their important contributions to the nation’s environment, heritage, health, and economy.

Value & Benefits of State Parks


State park systems can stimulate each state's economy through tourism, relocation, recreation, and even air-quality for nearby residents.

Social & Community

Outdoor recreation can reduce juvenile crime, promote closeness within families, and build community involvement.

Health & Wellness

Spending time in state parks promotes exercise, good health, inspiration, self-realization, and life enrichment.


Supporting state park systems ensures that natural and cultural resources are preserved for the next generation.

Children in Nature

Children growing up in a culture of smart phones and computers can benefit greatly from spending time outdoors in state parks.

2017 National Association of State Park Directors Conference

Sept. 5-8, 2017

This year’s NASPD conference will be held in Missoula, Montana.

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Things to know about park rangers (NC)

AUGUST 11, 2017  What do park rangers really do?  It’s more than you think.  Yes, they

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VISTAS – America’s State Park Newsletter, July 2017

  Summer Greetings! VISTAS Newsletter, July 2017 It is indeed the traditional season to enjoy the

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