Top 8 Fishing State Parks in Americaby: theangler
The Top State Parks include:
Lake Murray State Park, Oklahoma
Itasca State Park, Minnesota
Blue Spring State Park, Florida
El Dorado State Park, Kansas
Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania
Cave Lake State Park, Nevada
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee
Wellington State Park, New Hampshire
Many families look for places that are both fun and affordable when planning vacations. Luckily for them, there are 7,804 state parks in the U.S. Additionally, 90 percent of Americans live within one hour of navigable water. As for the cost, on average the cost of fishing licenses for a family of four ($115) is under half the cost for a family season pass to the average commercial waterpark ($500).
Spending time with family and enjoying nature are not the only joys and benefits that fishing and boating bring. Many may not realize that the purchase of a fishing license or boat registration helps to preserve natural places, like state parks, and is vital to aquatic conservation efforts.
"A portion of all fishing tackle and license sales, as well as boat supply and registration sales, fund the conservation and preservation of our nation's waterways helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy all that nature has to offer," said Peterson.
Since 2007, the Take Me Fishing campaign has generated nearly $30 million for state conservation efforts. The campaign increases awareness of the need to protect, conserve and restore the nation's aquatic resources by encouraging participation in recreational boating and fishing.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers' Legacy™.
For further information: Elizabeth Bender, RBFF, (703) 519-6917, firstname.lastname@example.org
Added: Tue Aug 21 2012
Last Modified: Thu Nov 29 2012