New Adventures and Amenities Debut at National and State Parks

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If you’re more of a day-at-the-lake than a day-at-the-spa type, then dive into some of the country’s top national and state parks who have debuted new programs and amenities just in time for summer.

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Nation’s Vacations is giving guests the ease of one-stop vacay planning for places like Lake Powell, Glacier Bay, Yosemite National Park and more. From where to stay to what to do and see, Nation’s Vacations doesn’t just get you to your destination, it helps you explore it too.

“From tidewater glaciers at Glacier Bay to a 700-year old preserved ancestral Puebloan community at Mesa Verde National Park, a vacation at one of the national parks is a chance to experience rare and one-of-a-kind adventures distinctive to each destination,” said Bruce W. Fears, president of Aramark’s Leisure division. “As travel season approaches, we dedicate ourselves to improving and expanding our guest experience with new activities, culinary options, interactive programs and lodging enhancements.”

Check out the new features and exciting adventures awaiting travelers at some of Nation’s Vacations West coast destinations.

Lake Powell

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Olympic National Park, Washington
Enjoy a newly renovated lodge with fresh interior redesign of the main lobby, restaurant and gift shop and indulge in the popular poolside massages, inspired by the calming effects of a soak in one of the hot spring pools.

Lake Crescent Lodge
Olympic National Park, Washington
Discover new interpretive guide-led pontoon boat tours that allow you to explore Lake Crescent’s pristine waters. The Lodge has also expanded its culinary program to include more regional flavors. Lake Crescent Lodge will reopen April 27.

Log Cabin Resort
Olympic National Park, Washington
The newly built authentic log cabins include two bedrooms, kitchen and living area, plus patios and a fresh interior design. Explore Lake Crescent via water activities like paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, kayak or boat rentals. The Log Cabin Resort is reopening May 25.

Lake Quinault Lodge
Olympic National Forest, Washington
The lodge has unveiled renovations to its historic Roosevelt Room while maintaining the historic appeal of the space, not to mention the stunning views of Lake Quinault.

Togwotee Mountain Lodge
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
Boasting a brand new exterior redesign, the lodge also renovated its Grizzly Grille and Red Fox Saloon. Spend the summer horseback riding or at the Wyoming Cowboy Campout overnight pack trip to Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Olympic National Park

Wilderness River Adventures
Page, Arizona
Introducing Glen Canyon Rafting, the new full- and half-day guide-led river raft excursions features 32-passenger floats for guests of all ages and abilities to experience the Colorado River. See preserved dinosaur prints, Petroglyph Beach, Horseshoe Bend, Hislop Cave and Vermillion Cliffs.

Zephyr Cove Resort and Marinas and Lake Tahoe Cruises
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
New fully-equipped horse stables and two fully remodeled cabins are just a few of the new amenities here. Some of the more adventurous new attractions include a weekender pontoon boat, six additional Sea Ray SPX 230 Outbound speedboats and three 30-ft. Airstream International Signature campers (hello glamping!). Don’t miss the popular Fireworks Cruise on July 4 and the Sipping at Sundown event, aboard an 82-ft. yacht.

Yosemite National Park
The park has debuted a new shuttle service to Mariposa Grove, reopening June 15, along with the new Base Camp Eatery which pays homage to rock climbing. The guest rooms have been remodeled at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel and Degnan’s Kitchen and The Loft at Degnan’s are serving up some new eats.

Lake Powell Resort and Marinas
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona and Utah
Touted as one of America’s top houseboating destinations, enjoy eight new 59-foot Wanderers and 12 pontoon boats. The 53-foot Adventurer and 46-foot Voyager houseboasts received interior upgrades. The new state-of-the-art private luxury marina, Pier One 11 offers exclusive VIP amenities including a yearly membership to Lake Powell National Golf Course.

Mesa Verde National Park
Mancos, Colorado
Far View Lodge (reopening April 12) gives guests a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Puebloan people that inhabited the area circa 600 AD. New private tours allow guests to climb to the highest point in the park to enjoy 360-degree views into all four corner states and explore archeological sites like the Sun Temple. The park’s famed Metate Room is once again offering a culinary step back in time.

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