Parks and Waterways of The South

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PARKS & WATERWAYS OF THE SOUTH


From Atchafalaya to Big Cypress, Cape Hatteras, Norris Dam and Merritt Island, travel writer Kathleen Walls joins Big Blend Radio to discuss five record-breaking parks in The South, that were built around waterways.

 

FIVE RECORD-BREAKING PARKS:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC – Home to the world’s tallest lighthouse. More at www.nps.gov/caha

Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida-The first national preserve in the National Park System (named jointly with a Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas, in 1974). More at www.nps.gov/bicy

Atchafalaya National Historic Area, LA – Largest wetland and swamp in the US. More at http://www.atchafalaya.org/atchafalaya-basin

Norris Dam State Park, Tennessee – Built on Norris Dam, Tennessee Valley Authority’s first lake. More at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/norris-dam

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – Located on Florida’s largest barrier island which it shares with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. More at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Merritt_Island/

Kathleen Walls is publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways at www.AmericanRoads.net. A member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (www.IFWTWA.org), her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and online publications. Her in-print travel books to date are: ‘Georgia’s Ghostly Getaways’, ‘Finding Florida’s Phantoms’, ‘Hosts With Ghosts’ and ‘Wild About Florida: South Florida’, ‘Wild About Florida: North Florida’, and ‘Wild About Florida: Central Florida’. She has several travel guides online as well. Her fiction, which often leans heavily on her travels, includes ‘Last Step’, which was made into a feature movie of the same name by Forbes Productions, ‘Kudzu’, ‘Under A Bloody Flag’ and ‘Under A Black Flag’.

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Kathleen Walls is publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways at www.AmericanRoads.net. A member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (www.IFWTWA.org), her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and online publications. Her in-print travel books to date are: ‘Georgia’s Ghostly Getaways’, ‘Finding Florida’s Phantoms’, ‘Hosts With Ghosts’ and ‘Wild About Florida: South Florida’, ‘Wild About Florida: North Florida’, and ‘Wild About Florida: Central Florida’. She has several travel guides online as well. Her fiction, which often leans heavily on her travels, includes ‘Last Step’, which was made into a feature movie of the same name by Forbes Productions, ‘Kudzu’, ‘Under A Bloody Flag’ and ‘Under A Black Flag’.

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