— 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.
National Park Week
Celebrate National Park Week
Join us for National Park Week in-person at special events and online, and be sure to share your memories with us!
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! Please join our Centennial celebration.
A park can be different things to different people. Find yours. It might be closer than you think.
Calendar of Events
We've got fun National Park Week events in national parks all across the country. Find an event near you!
Get the inside scoop on what not to miss, discover hidden gems in your national parks, and more!
National Parks Near You
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Get Your Free National Parks Owner’s Guides
Make your national park experience better than ever. These free downloadable national parks Owner’s Guides are filled with detailed maps, travel tips and inside information on what not to miss. It’s your one-stop resource to discover your national parks!
Support Your National Parks
- Get Involved with the National Park Foundation and local park Friends Groups
- Donate to help the National Park Foundation support vital projects and programs in your national parks
- Volunteer and give back in our national parks. From maintaining trails and leading guided nature walks to presenting living history demonstrations and assisting with preservation of museum artifacts, there is something for everyone!
Gear for National Park Lovers
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