Rivers & Trails 50th Anniversary

The National Park Foundation joins the public lands community in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails and National Wild & Scenic Rivers systems.

On October 2, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Trails and Wild & Scenic Rivers acts, establishing the two systems. Criteria for designation vary, and elements of the systems are stewarded by a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and nonprofit organizations, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Army Corps of Engineers.

From special events to fun activities, the 50th anniversary of the National Trails and National Wild & Scenic Rivers systems is a unique opportunity to #FindYourWay to your own inspirational moments along America’s exceptional rivers and trails.

Aligning with the #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque movement, #FindYourWay invites the public to discover their own personal connections to thousands of trails across the U.S. and more than 12,000 miles of rivers protected by the Wild & Scenic Rivers System.  

Beyond inspiring more people to #FindYourWay, the National Park Foundation is also raising funds for priority projects that’ll help enhance these treasured places.

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