The cracking sound of a twig in the distance. The menacing hoot of a lone owl in the pitch-black night. The inexplicable creak of a floorboard in an empty historic building. It doesn’t take an overactive imagination to be spooked by the sometimes eerie nature of our national parks!
The second-to-last fee-free day of 2014 is upon us! On Saturday, September 27, all national parks will waive their entrance fees to welcome visitors for National Public Lands Day! Be a part of the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort and give back to the places that give us so much by lending a hand at a national park near you.
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion…”
~PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
NOVEMBER 19, 1863
In honor of the 2014 National Park Week theme, we’re excited to “Go Wild” and share a new infographic with you! From diverse wildlife, iconic landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history, the national parks truly showcase and protect the best of our national treasures.
Take a look, learn something new, and share the knowledge with your friends and family! And happy National Park Week!
After months of irresistible teasers and adorable trailers, Disneynature’s BEARS has finally arrived! Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure shares the epic story of one brave mama bear and her two impressionable cubs as they learn some of life’s most important lessons. One thing’s certain: audiences across the country are falling in love with this very special bear family.
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.
We’re excited to celebrate Presidents Day this year, especially since the grand occasion calls for another stretch of fee-free days! Do you have any plans for visiting a national park that pays homage to a great American leader of yesteryear?