Explore YOUR ParksThe United States is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful places to visit. Putting it all together, there are over 390 sites that the National Park Service maintains. To top that off, there are hundreds of sites by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and so much more! Whether you are on the west coast, the east coast, in the rockies or located in the midwest, there are more than enough opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy one of these magnificent parks. Finding a park is easy. You can find a park through our Park Locator pages by alphabet and find them on maps. Parks offer everything from wonderful hiking trails, photography and wildlife viewing opportunities, to stargazing or even boating. There is so much to do at any one of these parks and it’s a fantastic way to spend time with the family. Great for all ages, educational and most of all, the serenity of parks makes for a very relaxing experience.
Outdoor GearShopping couldn't be easier on US-Parks.com. Being comfortable visiting and exploring the great outdoors can often depend on the proper gear and clothing. Search our store for anything from fleece, hiking boots, shirts, pants, backpacks, water bottles and more. No matter who you are shopping for, we have something for every outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor Gear Store or Shop Gear by Brand.
News & UpdatesApril 19-20 Fee Free Days
(Opening weekend of National Park Week)
Road Trip PlanningLooking to plan a scenic trip? Check out our Trip Planning to get some ideas to help you put together your own route. So pack your bags, load up the car and start exploring by taking a vacation to one of these amazing destinations! See the Routes
The Grand CircleMileage: Approximately 1187 miles.
Points of Interest: Zion & Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef & Grand Canyon, Arches & Canyonlands National Federal Parks, Monument Valley Tribal Park. The Grand Circle
East Coast & SmokiesMileage: Approximately 2100 miles.
Points of Interest: From Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah to Cape Hatteras, this road trip has enough variation to keep any car traveler happy. East Coast & Smokies
Northern CaliforniaMileage: Approximately 1300 miles.
Points of Interest: Muir Woods & Lava Beds, Redwood & Crater Lake, Point Reyes National Seashore & Lassen Volcanic National Park. Northern California Road Trip
Yellowstone & ArchesMileage: Approximately 1300 miles.
Points of Interest: Yellowstone & Grand Teton NP's, Dinosaur & Timpanogos, Arches & Canyonlands. Yellowstone Arches
Hotel ReservationsFinding a place to stay in or near US National Parks couldn't be easier. Find hotels located conveniently to your destination so you can plan your stay before you take your next trip. Remember, it is always wise to book in advance, lodges and hotels can fill up quickly in or near your favorite parks. Hotels
Nature & Wildlife
Wyoming Ground SquirrelThe Wyoming ground squirrel is a medium-sized squirrel averaging between 10 and 12 inches in length. It is brownish gray with a belly that is whitish to buff... Wyoming Ground Squirrel
ActivitiesWe will be introducing new content for major activities like hiking, backpacking, cycling, mountain biking, photography and wildlife viewing. Why topics like cycling and mountain biking? We have a soft spot for these two sports and in many areas in or around parks, cycling and mountain biking are some of the best ways to get to know the great outdoors.
Our National TreasuresOn March 1, 1872, President Grant signed the bill into law, establishing the Yellowstone region as a public park and setting a major conservation precedent. The Nation had its first US National Park; an area of exceptional beauty was set aside for the enjoyment of generations to come, and a tradition of preserving similar areas was established. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first national monument in 1906. There are over 390 spectacular park units to be explored across America so isn't it time to pack your bags and go on an adventure?
National Park System- The first National Park established, Yellowstone in 1872
- Largest NP, Wrangell-St. Elias NP and Preserve, Alaska
- Smallest Site, The Thaddeus Kosciuszko N. Memorial
- Number of acres of NPS stewardship land, 79 Million
- Percent of the US in the National Park System, 3.6
- Number of acres managed by the NPS, 84.6Million
- Largest NP in contiguous 48, Death Valley, 3.3M Acres
- 58 US National Federal Parks, 74 National Monuments
- Number of National Park System Units, 391
- 3,565 Miles of US National Scenic Trails
- 4 National Parkways managed by the NPS
- 12,250 Miles of Unpaved Trails
National ParkYosemite National Park embraces a spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world's largest living things... Yosemite
National MonumentHere, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and have created the world's largest gypsum dune field. The brilliant white dunes are ever changing: growing, cresting, then slumping, but always advancing... White Sands
National MonumentThe nearly vertical monolith known as Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River. Once hidden below the earth's surface, erosion has stripped away the softer rock layers revealing Devils Tower... Devils Tower
National ParkBadlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States... Badlands
National ParkCanyonlands is sliced into these three areas by the Green and Colorado rivers. Beautiful vistas and overlooks have kept park visitors in awe for many years. Canyonlands is still an untrammeled and quiet mass of canyons that often appeal to the more rugged of hikers, 4 wheel drivers and mountain bikers... Canyonlands
National MonumentIt is here that the Yampa River, the last natural flowing river in the Colorado River System, joins the Green River. This is home and critical habitat for the endangered peregrine falcon, bald eagle, Colorado pike, minnow and razorback sucker... Dinosaur
National MonumentBillowing ash, falling cinders, and forest fires blackened the land and the daytime sky. At night, the horizon glowed fiery red. A large fire fountain, accompanied by lightning and a tremendous roar, could be seen and heard for hundreds of miles... Sunset Crater