Bear Butte State Park, SD

45 minutes from Rapid City, South Dakota

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Hot Springs State Park, WY

2 hours from Casper, Wyoming


Indian Cave State Park, NE

1.5 hours from Omaha, Nebraska

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Lake Ouachita State Park, AR

1.5 hours from Little Rock, Arkansas

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Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ

50 minutes from Phoenix, Arizona

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New River State Park, NC

2 hours from Charlotte & Greensboro, North Carolina

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Reelfoot Lake State Park, TN

2 hours from Memphis, Tennessee


Rockhound State Park, NM

1 hour from Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Looking to reserve a campsite or cabin? Select the state below to be connected to their reservation page.


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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WI – State budget proposal includes flexible fee option for state parks

Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal would let Wisconsin state parks

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California Deserts In ‘Super Bloom’ Thanks To A Wet Winter

People are scattered throughout the hills and valleys of Anza-Borrego, Califonia’s largest state park, taking in

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‘Bark ranger’ helps park rangers keep animals and people safe

Gracie the “bark ranger” surveys her territory. (NPS/A.W. Biel) By Lea Terhune – Gracie is a 2-year-old border

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