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Friends of State Parks Announces Publication of the North Carolina State Parks Map Guide

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Michael F. Easley, Governor
William G. Ross, Jr., Secretary

Release Note: 
Immediate
Contact: 
John Graham
Release Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2007
Phone: 
919-218-4622

Friends of State Parks Announces Publication of the North Carolina State Parks Map Guide

RALEIGH -- The nonprofit group Friends of State Parks (FSP) announces publication of the North Carolina State Parks Map Guide. This 121-page comprehensive guide contains up-to-date park maps and information for all active state parks, state recreation areas and state natural areas as well as information on new parks in development.

The 8.5x11-inch, coil-bound volume serves as a coffee-table book for trip planning as well as a backpack reference guide. The coil binding allows easy viewing of the maps in the field.

"This publication is a continuation of our role as a support organization for our Best in the Nation state park system and the outstanding people in the Division of Parks and Recreation. This partnership has served the over 12 million annual visitors to our state parks for over three decades. This is another tool to encourage support for and use of our Naturally Wonderful state parks,' said John Graham, president of Friends of State Parks.

The North Carolina State Parks Map Guide offers a detailed map of each state park unit showing trails and facilities. And, accompanying text gives a brief description of the park, directions to the park, information on available visitor services and trail descriptions.

The book comes with a free service for Friends of State Parks members to receive updated maps and maps of new parks as they are created.

To view sample contents and order the book, visit the FSP website at www.ncfsp.org/mapguide.html. For more information and to join the organization, visit http://ncfsp.org

Friends of State Parks is a citizens group formed in 1973 and dedicated to the understanding, enjoyment and protection of North Carolina's state parks. Its mission is to support that of the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: to protect and manage the unique biological, geological, archaeological, recreational and scenic resources of the state. FSP promotes public awareness of the immense contributions of these natural areas to the quality of life for North Carolinians of present and future generations.