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Geology


It's all about the geologic features for our National Parks.

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Nature and Wildlife


Are you interested in viewing wildlife during your next outdoors adventure?

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US National Parks


From the east coast to the west coast, north or south, the United States has an abundance of spectacular National Parks to visit.

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US National Parks Travel Guide

Glacier National Park

Explore Your Parks

Ready to explore the National Parks of the United States?
The U.S. is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful parks to explore. Putting it all together, there are over 390 sites that the US National Park Service maintains from National Parks, National Monuments, Seashores, Battlefields and more. 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. Discovering a park is easy. You can explore a park through our Find Your Park pages, by alphabet and find them on the map above. Parks offer everything from wonderful hiking trails, photography and wildlife viewing opportunities, to stargazing or even boating and climbing. 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 and rewarding experience.

Park Locator, Alphabet

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The Mighty 5 of Utah

Utah is world famous for being host to some of the United State's most spectacular scenery. Some of the most stunning National Parks are home to the beautiful state of Utah.

Maine Puffins

Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock...

Delicate Arch of Arches National Park

Delicate Arch is one of the most spectacular sights that Arches National Park has to offer. Depending on how much time you have during your visit in Arches...

Featured National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Arches National Park
Delicate Arch
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park

National Park Road Trips

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Looking to plan a scenic trip in the US? Our pre-planned road trip suggestions take you through some of America's most stunning national parks. Our road trips are designed to help you put together your own route. Load up the car and start exploring by taking a vacation to one of these amazing destinations! See parks like Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Assateague Island National Seashore, Redwood National and State Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument and more!

The Grand Circle, East Coast & Smokies, Northern California Road Trip, Yellowstone & Arches

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Grand Canyon National Park

Activities

Exploring the US National Parks can be done a multitude of ways. Whether it be by half day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips or by rafting, floating or paddling down a river, climbing some of the most extreme challenges on earth like Half Dome or El Capitan, by experiencing some of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the world... there's something for everyone.

Wildlife Viewing - Pika

Wildlife Viewing

One of the most popular activities in National Parks is Wildlife Viewing.

Backpacking

Backpacking

There is no better way to get to know a park than by heading out into the backcountry and going backpacking.

Yosemite National Park

Climbing

For the more adventurous park visitors, climbing is a very popular activity in many parks.

Hiking in National Parks

Hiking

National Parks, Monuments, BLM Sites, Forest Service, your local State Parks as well as other federal and local public lands are excellent places to go hiking.

Wildflower Viewing

Wildflower Viewing

Wildflower blooms are one of the most popular reasons travelers from all around the world come to visit the National Parks.

Snowshoeing in US National Parks and Monuments

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is an excellent way to explore the US National Parks during winter.

Canyonlands National Park

Photography

You can't ask for better scenery or subjects of that of National Parks, Monuments, local State Parks and other Federal Parks

Rafting Yosemite

Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting

Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the US National Parks' remote canyons.