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National Public Lands Passport Locations
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Numerous national public lands offices offer passport stamps as a way to encourage visitation to their location. This category seeks the passport stamping locations throughout the world’s national public lands.
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Throughout the world, numerous opportunities exist to visit public lands. These lands can be used for the national interest of recreation and preservation or even mineral and resource exploitation. Many forms of this can be found throughout the world. A few examples below will be given for clarification. These, however, are not limiting submissions to the category.




The National Wildlife Refuge system began as an initial refuge signed into law by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. Today that system has grown in to more than 150 million acres, 551 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 37 wetland management districts.

A commemorative passport system was created by Wilderness Graphics called the Blue Goose Passport. Similar in nature to the Passport to your National Parks by Eastern National, this Passport has a location specific in the book for every National Wildlife Refuge.




The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

Many of the museums and visitors centers have stamps available.




The National Parks of Canada protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

Many of the entrance stations have stamps that are applicable to this category.

Instructions for Posting a National Public Lands Passport Locations Waymark:

Naming convention of the waymark should be done so that someone searching can easily identify the subject and location of the passport stamp. A good format example would be:

Naming: NAME OF ORGANIZATION - NAME OF PUBLIC LAND – SPECIFIC LOCATION – CITY, STATE

Information, when possible, should be used directly from the cancellation stamp itself. Specific examples of this format can be seen here with a stamp example:

National Wildlife Refuge System - Big Muddy NWR – Refuge Headquarters – Columbia, Missouri

LONG DESCRIPTION: A short, simple description of where the stamp is, (such as a visitors center, in an office, etc.) describe how to get the stamp (do you have to ask, is it sitting in a corner, etc) and where in proximity to the refuge is the stamp located. Include any hours that this location is open.

This category is not about the public lands alone, as there is are categories for that already. This category is about the recreational usage today associated with collecting passport, cancelation or visitation stamps from the any nationally established public land or office. Optionally, a person may wish to write a bit more, expounding upon what the “national public land” serves as this location, what a visitor may expect and need to enjoy their visit.

Required: A minimum of three photographs: 1. Either scan or photograph the stamp. This will be the default picture in your waymark. 2. Picture of where the building where the stamp is located. 3. Picture of associated signage.

All photographs should be reasonable sized to appreciate the subject matter. Size determination will be determined on a case to case basis, however, no poor cell phone pictures please.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Photograph of the area preferably from a new angle to show something new. Pictures can include interaction, as that is encouraged, but should be done so with the thought of inspiring further visitation of the area. No GPSr Pictures, unless there is something significant to show about the coordinates. If the stamp changes or you have a better picture of the stamp, please add that as well.
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National Public Lands Passport LocationsBLM El Malpais National Conservation Area -- nr Grants NM

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The Visitor Center for the Bureau of Land Management's El Malpais National Conservation Area, which is distinct and separate from El Malpais National Monument

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: New Mexico

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsEastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge

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Stamp can be found within the Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member luvthewood

location: Virginia

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: 7/20/2014

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsTrustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge - South Kingstown, RI

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The passport stamp is located in the visitor station of the refuge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 3/21/2014

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsKlamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges - Tulelake, CA

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A series of smaller refuges share resources and a visitor center where a Blue Goose stamp is available.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2013

last visited: 7/11/2013

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsUS Forest Service - Land Between the Lakes NRA -VC - Grand Rivers, KY

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The stamp is in the North Entrance Visitor Center just after you enter the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Kentucky

date approved: 4/23/2013

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsMiddle Mississippi National Fish and Wildlife Refuge - Rockwood IL

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The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge was established on May 31, 2000. It has three divisions - Meissner Island, near Valmeyer, Illinois; Harlow Island, near Festus, Missouri; and Wilkinson Island, near Gorham, Illinois.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/8/2013

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsHarris Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Townsend, GA

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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge is located in SE Georgia. This visitor's center has a cancellation stamp for Harris Neck as well as Blackbeard Island which can only be reached by boat.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Georgia

date approved: 3/8/2013

last visited: 3/26/2008

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsBear River Migratory Bird Refuge - Brigham City, Utah

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Located West of I-15 on Forest Street. Stamp is located in the Visitor's Center near the help desk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot

location: Utah

date approved: 8/20/2012

last visited: 9/4/2014

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsMerritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - Titusville, FL

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A small wildlife refuge is hidden next to Canaveral National Seashore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 4/12/2012

last visited: 1/6/2014

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsGreat Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Basking Ridge, NJ

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This Wildlife Refuge's Visitors Center is located at 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

location: New Jersey

date approved: 10/6/2011

last visited: 9/8/2011

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsUS National Wildlife Refuge - Illinois River Refuges - Complex Offices - Havana, IL

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The passport stamp for Meredosia, Emiquon, and Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuges along the Illinois River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/14/2011

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsSonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge - Niland CA

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This National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1930. The Visitors Center is on W Sinclair Rd 4 miles south and 5.5 miles west of Niland, California. It was renamed Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR in 1998.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: California

date approved: 2/27/2011

last visited: 1/18/2014

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsClarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge - Annada, Missouri

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Clarence Cannon NWR was established in 1964 with funds from the purchase of migratory waterfowl stamps.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/3/2011

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsJohn Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Located near the Philadelphia International Airport, this National Wildlife Refuge is a bit of the wilderness near such an urban area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/28/2011

last visited: 9/26/2011

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsTwo Rivers National Wildlife Refuge - Calhoun County, Illinois

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Just north and outside of the metropolitan area of St. Louis, is this National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the best places to go see eagles in December and January.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/5/2011

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsVisitor Contact Station - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge - Alaska

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Stamp location for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge along the Sterling Hwy between Cooper Landing and Sterling, Alaska.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Alaska

date approved: 8/12/2010

last visited: never

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsPea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Located along the Outer Banks of N.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/7/2010

last visited: 6/7/2013

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsAlligator River NWR - Manteo, NC

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Located along the Outer Banks of N.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/7/2010

last visited: 6/7/2013

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsNational Wildlife Refuge System - Okefenokee NWR – Visitor Center - Folkston, Georgia

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The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge's passport stamp can be found at the refuge's Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Georgia

date approved: 5/29/2010

last visited: 11/4/2013

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsNational Wildlife Refuge System - San Francisco Bay NWR – Don Edwards San Francisco NWR Visitor Center – Newark, CA

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This stamp can be found at the Visitor Center of the Don Edwards San Francisco NWR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/28/2010

last visited: 7/1/2010

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsNational Wildlife Refuge System - Crystal River - Ranger Station - Crystal River, FL

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Several different stamps are located near the cash register.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Florida

date approved: 5/26/2010

last visited: 2/28/2013

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National Public Lands Passport LocationsSewee Visitor Center - Francis Marion National Forest

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This National Forest Visitor and Environmental Education Center has a passport stamp.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: South Carolina

date approved: 5/26/2010

last visited: 4/9/2010

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