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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

Black and white image of Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Acts, surrounded by many men in the White House
January 23, 2017Laura Starr (History Associates)

It is amazing what you can discover in the archives – sometimes a piece of history itself! In 2014, History Associates archivist Valerie Vanden...

View of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
NPF Blog
January 19, 2017
Eight diverse National Park Service rangers standing in front of the Belmont-Paul National Monument sign
NPF Blog
January 17, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
NPF Blog
January 13, 2017
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