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Past Features
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 visitors in rocking chairs on the Lake Lodge porch at Yellowstone National Park   Kick back
National parks waive entrance fees August 25
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 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
Photo of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.   Repairs complete
Washington Monument reopens
Photo of Lake Clark   National Park Getaways
This month: Lake Clark
Photo of the 2013 Japanese Cherry Blossom queen at the stone lantern on the National Mall   Rich cultures and traditions
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
Photo of bighorn sheep on snowy hill   Back home on the range
Bighorns at Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Photo of woman placing flags at Andersonville National Cemetery   Honor great sacrifice
Visit on Memorial Day
Photo of Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, by ashleystreet via Flickr, permission through Creative Commons   Exceptional places
Four new national historic landmarks
Photo of brown bears at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve   Explore their world
Bears in the national parks
Photo of old-growth forest at Congaree National Park; NPS photo courtesy of jt-fineart.com   National Park Getaways
This month: Congaree
Photo of painter at work at North Cascades National Park Complex   Inspired by place
Artists in national parks
Photo of cowboy kicking up his heels at Olympic National Park, by Sarah Evans   Go wild!
National Park Week is April 19-27
Photo of a black-capped chickadee   Above and beyond
Birds of Yosemite