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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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.

2016 National Association of State Park Directors Conference

Sept. 6-9, 2016

This year’s NASPD conference will be held at the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana.

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NPS – Obama names Maine’s Katahdin Woods as newest national park site

President announces on the eve of NPS centennialBy KATIA HETTER , CNN Updated: 2:47 PM, August


KS – The great outdoors are calling, and you can enjoy a Healthy Adventure free of charge

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is hoping to get you out of

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NY – U.S. Interior Secretary Kicks Off NPS Centennial Week In The Hudson Valley

By ALLISON DUNNE   VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 8 U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (left), Congresswoman Nita Lowey (center), NYS Parks

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