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The Road Less Traveled: State Parks To Visit This Summer

The grandeur of Yellowstone National Park is amazing, but when you are staring at Old Faithful with 1,000 other travelers, it can be a little distracting. Crowds seem to hang about at all of the best vacation destinations, but there are options for experiencing natural beauty without the masses. 

Consider taking a journey along the road less traveled this summer, and visit some of these state parks around the country:

Montauk State Park

Located in the heart of Missouri, Montauk State Park has become a popular vacation destination among the locals. In fact, nearly 450,000 people head to this park each year in order to enjoy premium fishing and excellent hiking trails. Visitors can make the most out of their time in this park by staying on-site at Montauk Resort

Cathedral Gorge State Park

Cathedral Gorge State Park is one of Nevada's lesser-known natural destinations, but it's certainly worth the visit. This state park is home to giant natural spires that tower into the sky like the ancient cathedrals in Europe. The spires developed millions of years ago, but today people can take in their majesty while hiking or biking along the winding trails in the park.

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Visitors who are staying in Kanab can easily access the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. While this park is a short drive away from Parry Lodge, visitors feel like they have stepped onto another planet. The pink sand dunes that define the landscape provide visitors with an endless natural playground. Dune buggy rides and dune climbing are two of the most popular activities at this park.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park is the perfect destination for travelers who want to experience the wonder of a canyon without managing the crowds at the Grand Canyon. This Utah state park has equal views with far fewer disruptions.

State parks are well traversed by local residents and nearby visitors, but they are often missed by travelers who come afar. While they may not be as iconic as the national parks, these state parks still have plenty to offer.

To learn more about our accommodations that are close to some of the top state parks in the country, contact us at Forever Resorts today.


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