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Weather Channel | 10 Coolest Things in State Parks Across America

State parks get a bad rap. Though there are more than 10,000 state park areas in the U.S. on more than 18 million acres, they don't carry the same majesty as names like Yellowstone or Yosemite. But they should, because our state parks are some of the most beautiful and geographically unique destinations on the map. Take one state park in Arizona that boasts a natural waterslide made of smooth sandstone. Or another in New Hampshire that includes a tram-accessible mountain where four states can be seen at once. Here the coolest features at state parks across the U.S. They make the case that national parks are just part of the bigger picture that is our nation's protected lands. full story ->