Shared Stories From All Parks

Bring your binoculars. The magnificent vistas of our National Parks can be enhanced by additional optics. They are also... more
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Watch out for horses, mule trains or other pack animals. Move to the side of the trail; keep quiet; and make no sudden... more
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Be Courteous. Remember that there are places where EVERYONE wants to have their picture taken—such as with the biggest tree... more
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Swim! Some of our most enjoyable experiences in the National Parks have been swimming—especially on a hot afternoon. Many... more
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Buy a National Parks Pass—it is a great value! Our family visited 11 different National Parks and Monuments with our year-... more
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Use Sunscreen and Wear a Hat. Many National Parks in the West are at high altitude where the sun’s UV rays are... more
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Grand Canyon Hiking Tips. (1) Prepare in advance. Make sure you are in shape for the hike. (2) Start hiking early in the... more
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Pack Light. You may not be able to get everything back in.
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Bison have the Right of Way!
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Pause to Reflect. Our National Parks are places of exquisite natural beauty, unique cultural value and momentous historical... more
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