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Here are some of the sources we've used for Carolina Outdoors Guide and additional links to outdoors Web pages.

National Park Service
Home of the National Park Service and America's national parks. The NPS site has a lot of information but you have to dig around to find it, including daily headlines and links to a wealth of parks information at NPS Digest and a directory of activities and events (which varies in its completeness year-to-year).
Information for planning visits to federal recreation sites and making campground and tour reservations.
General information about wilderness, stewardship and educational resources, scientific information, agency policies, relevant legislation, communication tools to connect you with others in the wilderness community and more - such as recreation links. is a partnership project of the Wilderness Institute at The University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation, the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute.

America's Byways - North Carolina
The National Scenic Byways Program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. The North Carolina page links to information about the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway, plus 44 local drives in the state.

National Forests in North Carolina
Official Web site of the National Forests in North Carolina, including the Nantahala, Pisgah, Croatan and Uwharrie National Forests.

U.S. Forest Service
The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres.

America's National Wildlife Refuge System
The National Wildlife Refuge System today encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, 37 wetland management districts, about 3,000 waterfowl production areas - all on nearly 100 million acres.

Tennessee Valley Authority Recreation
Information about recreation on the TVA's reservoirs and the 290,000 acres of land surrounding them.

U.S. Department of the Interior
The Department of the Interior is the nation's principal land and water conservation agency, and the umbrella department for the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of (Water) Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Indian Affairs and more, which are linked from the DOI site. Its mission includes protecting America's treasures for future generations, providing access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage and offering recreation opportunities.

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