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National Parks

Explore some of the most popular national parks or browse the full list of our all parks in the National Park System.

Colorful sunset over cliff at Yosemite National Park
As one of America’s most popular national parks, Yosemite boasts some of the best views, hiking trails, and family vacation opportunities in the country.
Blue sky behind a colorful arch
Arches National Park in Moab offers the largest density of natural sandstone arches in the world. Visitors can enjoy biking, camping, rock climbing, and hiking.
The fog rolls in at Great Smoky Mountain
America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains, is an ideal getaway. Hike, camp, and experience one of America’s oldest mountain ranges.
A boat at sunset on the Maine coast
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park offers hiking, camping, breathtaking views of jagged coastlines, and rock climbing.
A geyser erupts at Yellowstone
Yellowstone offers truly unique experiences like spectacular hiking trails, beautiful views, Old Faithful, and geysers shooting water 100 feet into the air.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are carved into the mountain at Mount Rushmore.
Travel Ideas
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Park Stories

A group of young students at Chamizal National Monument
NPF Blog
November 28, 2016Farah Anwar

The Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) Initiative strives to get every 4th...

The sun setting behind the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
NPF Blog
November 23, 2016
Contemplative person sitting on a rock cliff along the shore at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
November 22, 2016
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