— Tim Flag as offensive »Came across this monster trying to keep warm while kayaking at 9 mile pond. I estimated it to be around 20 feet.
There are 84 million acres of iconic, treasured and sacred places protected in America’s over 400 national parks – and it all belongs to you. This is your land.
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The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America’s national parks and their programs. As the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, we invite you to explore all our national parks have to offer.
Begin your journey here. Discover each one of America’s national parks from fellow park supporters and the visitors that have been there. From park tips to videos, photos and stories – learn about your national parks and share your own experience. Together we can celebrate and support our parks.
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Real Stories From Park Fans
— Michael Flag as offensive »My colleague and I brought 20 students from Goucher College in January as part of our investigation of the American Dream.... read more
— David Flag as offensive »Fall colors can be subtle, far from the forests of the American heartland. Here, grasses on the lava flows of El Malpais... read more
— Greg Flag as offensive »From its twisting and turning headwaters in northwestern Wisconsin to the surprisingly wild channels less than an hour’s... read more
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Share your favorite park photos with other park lovers. Click the Share Your Photo button, enter your name, select the park where the photo was taken and then upload your image. Your photo will be added to a display of images on the individual park pages.