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The original basecamp for gps enthusiasts

Welcome to gps basecamp, where you can share gps files of your adventures with others. We have information, including downloadable gps files for nearly every state park and national park. All of the files we have on gps basecamp use the GPX format, including gps routes, track logs and waypoints. We don't ask you to pay to download files in the gpx format as some sites do.

Our state and national park pages have information about the resources at the parks, such as camping facilities, trail maps, contact information and much more. You can get a 7 day weather forecast, sunrise and sunset times (for any date) and see a map of where the park is located. You can also get custom printed topo maps for most parks.

Gps navigation is a rapidly growing activity. When you go hiking, backpacking or biking take your gps receiver with you to record where you go (track log) When you get home you can view these on a map or get a printed one at places like You can also share your trip with other people by uploading your gps file, in gpx format to gps basecamp. On the downloads page you can find gps files others have uploaded to share. These gpx files can be downloaded and transfered to your gps device. GPX files are rapidly becoming the standard way to store gps information. Nearly about every modern gps receiver, including Garmin and Magellan today will accept gpx files.

Visiting Yellowstone, learn new bear safety information
If you are planning to visit Yellowstone National Park or any other National Parks you could save a bears life by checking out Yellowstone's recently updated guidelines on bear safety.

Before you visit one of the National Parks that have bears, either black bears or grizzly bears it is important to know about things such as food storage, hiking in bear country, bear spray, etc. This will reduce your chances of being injured or killed by a bear, which reduces the chances of a bear being killed.

The Yellowstone page as everything you need to know for a safe and enjoyable visit. They explain things like a bears mindset, reducing bear encounter risks, bear spray, food storage and more.
Terrain Navigator and Navigator Pro Software
Do you want to create your own custom topographic maps? Terrain Navigator and Terrain Navigator Pro give you advanced tools for planning your next backpacking, fishing or camping trip. Features include USGS topo maps, aerial photos and comprehensive tools for mapping your next adventure. View, customize, print and use on your portable GPS receiver.

Learn more about Terrain Navigator

Even if you use a GPS, don't forget to take and know how to use a compass as a back-up.
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Montana also shows appreciation to veterans
Montana State Parks will recognize service men and women by waiving camping fees at Montana State Parks for veterans on Veteran's Day weekend Nov. 11-14. The offer is good for one night only per visit.

"We're grateful to all of our veterans who have served our country," said Chas Van Genderen, Montana State Parks Administrator. "We'd like to offer them a night of camping as our way to say thanks. We hope to make this an annual occurrence, as well as offering specials during National Military Appreciation Month in May."

Those planning to take advantage of the free camping offer may print out a coupon by going to the FWP Web page at Under "State Parks" look for "Veteran's Day Camping." Print out and complete the coupon, then insert it into the fee envelope at the park of your choice.
Florida State Parks free on Veterans Day
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will offer free day-use entrance to Florida State Parks on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.

In honor of the services and sacrifices of United States veterans, their families and communities, day-use entrance to all of Florida State Parks will be waived to park visitors on Veterans Day. This offer does not include Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.
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