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    5 unique lodging at state parks

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    PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK,

    TEXAS

    Three stone cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s sit near the edge of the “Grand Canyon of Texas,” outside of Amarillo.

    www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon

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    AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK,

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    GEORGIA

    The scenic Hike Inn is reached only by a moderate hike along a 5-mile trail that briefly joins the Approach Trail to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. http://hike-inn.com/

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    BALD EAGLE STATE PARK,

    PENNSYLVANIA

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    The uber-eco-friendly Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is frequented by birding enthusiasts who

    visit to see the park’s multitude of species and nesting pair of bald eagles across the lake from the inn.

    http://natureinnatbaldeagle.com

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    CUSTER STATE PARK,

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    The Black Hills park includes four lodges, ranging in style from the mini-dude ranch of Blue Bell Lodge to the sprawling State Game Lodge, which served as the summer White House for President Coolidge in 1927.

    www.custerresorts.com

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    CAMA BEACH STATE PARK,

    WASHINGTON

    Refurbished cedar cabins and bungalows line the waterfront of the 1930s-era Puget Sound fishing resort on Camano Island, 90 minutes north of Seattle.

    www.parks.wa.gov/camabeach

    DIANE DANIEL