State parks are parks or other protected areas managed at the federated state level within those nations which use "state" as a political subdivision. State parks are typically established by a state to preserve a location on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or recreational potential. There are state parks under the administration of the government of each U.S. state, and of some states of Mexico. The term is also used in Australia, though the distinction between state and national parks there is different. The equivalent term in Canada is provincial park. Similar systems of local government maintained parks exist in other countries, but the terminology varies.
State parks are thus similar to national parks, but under state rather than federal administration. Similarly, local government entities below state level may maintain parks, e.g., regional parks or county parks. In general, state parks are smaller than national parks, with a few exceptions such as the Adirondack Park in New York and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California.
In Australia, both state and national parks are under the administration of state governments, because the first national parks predate the federation of Australia. State parks have a lesser degree of significance and protection (for instance, they are frequently logged).
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... continues north through central Marrowstone Island and passes through Mystery Bay State Park before ending at the entrance to Fort Flagler State Park ... Every year, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) conducts a series of surveys on its highways in the state to measure traffic volume ... was the eastern terminus at Fort Flagler State Park, carrying 440 vehicles ...
... area in Henderson was selected for a new state park (meeting the minimum 300 acres needed for park development) ... Corps (CCC) base Camp Cromwell (named in honor of the Director of the Kentucky State Parks, Emma Guy Cromwell) was established off US 41 near John James Audubon State Park ... After the 300-acres was procured for park development, approximately 200 CCC, Company 1540 employees were dispatched from their West Virginia base to ...
... The title of oldest state park in the U.S ... is generally accorded to Niagara Falls State Park in New York, established in 1885 ... However several public parks maintained at the state level pre-date it ...
... Kiptopeke State Park is a state park located in the southern end of the Eastern Shore of Virginia ... The park has a number of recreational amenities, including yurts which are half tent half cabin ... The park also offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay as well as an opportunity to explore unique migratory bird habitat along the flyway ...
... Illahee State Park, located north of eastern Bremerton, is part of the Washington State Park System ... The land for the park was acquired between 1934 and 1954 ... The park offers camping, hiking, a boat launch, and a dock ...
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