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Past Features
Historic photo of three young men cutting a boulder in half   For a dollar a day
Civilian Conservation Corps at Bandelier
Photo of petroglyph and surrounding area   National Park Getaways
This month: Alibates Flint Quarries
Photo of two firefighters putting out a houseboat (structure) fire   Safety first
Prevention efforts protect structures in parks
Photo of woman watching Civil War reenactors line up   Civil War 150th anniversary
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove
Part of the National Fossil Day logo   Discover the ancient
National Fossil Day is October 15
Photo of the night sky at Zion National Park   Look to the night
Dark skies at Zion
Photo of ranger talking with visitors   National Park Getaways
This month: Keweenaw
Photo of ranger planting a young fir tree   Watershed restoration
Olympic National Park
Photo of Ballet Folklorico dancers at the 2013 San Jose Fandango, NPS photo by Nathan Sargent   Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15–October 15
Photo of two young women at the Wall of Names, NPS photo by VIP Mary Anne McMullen   We remember
Flight 93 National Memorial
Photo of sand hill cranes flying over Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve   National Public Lands Day
National parks waive entrance fees September 27
Photo of a person walking a mule with the LaSalle Canal Boat in the background   Celebrating 30 years
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Photo of young woman sailing at Gateway National Recreation Area. Photo by Francesca Simondi   To your health!
Fun and fitness at Gateway
Photo of field of flowers with Capulin Volcano in background   National Park Getaways
This month: Capulin Volcano
Photo of a Northern saw whet owl, courtesy of Larry and Charlotte Hartman   The night watch
Owls abound in Redwood
Photo of visitors in rocking chairs on the Lake Lodge porch at Yellowstone National Park   Kick back
National parks waive entrance fees August 25
Photo of kayakers on the Black Canyon Water Trail   Oasis in the desert
Black Canyon Water Trail
Photo of the sculpture garden at Wright Brothers National Memorial   Worthy of the journey
Discover the nation’s heritage
Photo of the National Colonial Farm   National Park Getaways
This month: Piscataway Park
YOSE_Share-the-Experience2013_Gabriela-Cardenas_150x72   Capture the moment
Share the Experience Photo Contest
Photo of bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park   American icon
Bison on the Great Plains
Photo of cannon and wall   Civil War 150th anniversary
Civil War Defenses of Washington
Photo of the Worthington House at Monocacy National Battlefield   Civil War 150th anniversary
Monocacy National Battlefield
Photo of two people walking along bluffs overlooking the shoreline   National Park Getaways
This month: San Juan Island
Photo of two people watching wildlife at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area   Reconnect
June is Great Outdoors Month
Historic photo of U.S. mail car and carriers at the Yosemite Post Office   Inspiring generations
Yosemite celebrates 150 years
Photo of fish and corals in waters at National Park of American Samoa   Immerse yourself
Explore America's ocean parks
Photo of Sleeping Bear wilderness beachfront and Lake Michigan   America’s newest wilderness area
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Photo of a battery of cannons at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park   Civil War 150th anniversary
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Photo of woman priming a treated cast iron fence   Tips from the experts
Help for historic properties