National Park Foundation Releases “The Places Nobody Knows,” A Free Online Guide To Lesser Known National Park Gems At

Monday, June 24, 2013NPF News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2013) – Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, released its third special edition in the popular Owner’s Guide series, “The Places Nobody Knows.”  Park lovers and trip planners of all types will enjoy 25 great suggestions on some of the best national park destinations to explore.  Each park profiled provides inspiration about lesser-known sites and the extraordinary activities they boast across America’s national park system. Visit to get a FREE copy today. 

“Our latest Owner’s Guide, “The Places Nobody Knows,” invites Americans to take time to explore and enjoy some of the most spectacular, but perhaps less known, landscapes, monuments and memorials America has to offer while taking an active role in preserving their parks,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation.

The guide helps readers discover new parks to explore by revealing the similarities that well-known national parks share with lesser-known parks.  For instance, if you already love Grand Canyon National Park, check out Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Or, if you can’t get enough of Yosemite National Park, don’t miss out on Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  

For the complete guide, visit There, visitors will also have access to other great FREE resources from the National Park Foundation including the original Owner’s Guide – a comprehensive guidebook to America’s more than 400 national parks. 

For more information on the National Park Foundation and how you can support and protect America’s national parks, please visit


The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America’s more than 400 national parks and their programs.  Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America’s treasured places.