Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park

Q & A With Former National Park Service Director Robert G. Stanton

From 1997 to 2001, the National Park Service was led by its 15th Director – a leader who was unanimously confirmed and proudly served as the first African American Director of the NPS. As part of our continuing celebration of National African American History Month, we spoke with Director Robert G. Stanton and asked him to reminisce about his inspiring career.

Winter Wonderland

Winter is a wonderful time to experience your national parks. Whether you’re enjoying snow or sunshine (or both!), we hope that you’ll have the opportunity to visit at least one national park with friends, family and loved ones this season.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

From snowshoeing, cross country skiing and winter bird watching to the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, rides on the Polar Express and warm apple cider, our national parks certainly know how to celebrate winter and the holiday season! From coast to coast, our national parks offer so many ways that you can take advantage of this “most wonderful time of the year”.

Here are more than a handful of national park adventures to add to your bucket list this winter: