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    Lava Beds

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Crystal Ice Cave

Jim Richardson, National Geographic

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"The National Parks: America's Best Idea"

A six-episode television series directed by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns with historian Dayton Duncan, it premiered on PBS stations on September 27th, 2010.

Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, it is a story of people from every conceivable background — rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy. It is a story full of struggle and conflict, high ideals and crass opportunism, stirring adventure and enduring inspiration - set against the most breathtaking backdrops imaginable. Learn more>>>

Did You Know?

Petroglyph Point Cliff Face

Historically, Petroglyph Point was surrounded by Tule Lake. The Modoc paddled canoes to Petroglyph Point to carve on the cliff face.