A Scenic Drive, Thru-Hiking Trail and A Presidential Vacation Home: Name this Park

Time again for a mystery destination. We love our national parks so this week we've selected another national park for the mystery destination. Take a look at the photo and read the five clues then comment below with your guess of what outdoor destination we are talking about.

Mystery National Park

  • The first Civilian Conservation Corps camp in a national park was established here in May 1933. From 1933 to 1942 an estimated 10,000 boys and young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps planted hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs, and native plants in this national park. Many of these were grown in three CCC plant nurseries from seeds collected within the park.

  • Visitors to this mystery destination can visit President Herbert Hoover's rustic and beautiful summer vacation home.

  • Despite being near some major population centers, this park has one of the densest populations of black bears documented within the U.S. There is also many deer in the park and over 35 fish species within the parks streams.

  • There is only one public road through the park. It rides the crest of the mountains for 105 miles through the park, then joins another well known mountain parkway.

  • While this park is best known for its long scenic drive, the park is also popular for backcountry camping, hiking and even thru-hiking on the Appalachian Trail (which passes through this park).

Do you know what mystery destination we are talking about? Have you ever visited this national park? Enter your guess in the comments below then forward this to a friend to see if they know the answer. Oh, and bonus points if you tell us when you last visited this national park.

Was this one too easy? Try some of our other recent mystery destinations:

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A Backpacker's Dream Trail
A Western Ski Town
A Large, Dark and Uncrowded National Park
Lakes, Rivers and 'Mountains'
A Bridge, Whitewater Rafting and Great Climbing
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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