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National Park Week

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It's National Park Week April 20 - 28, 2013!


 
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Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 20 - 28, YOU are invited to get to know your national parks. Did you know…that with 401 parks coast-to-coast, every American is less than 100 miles from a national park experience? National Park Week is the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy these amazing places - so check the calendar of events, lace up your boots, pack your bag and set out on a national park adventure uniquely your own!

Did you know…

* America's national parks include more than: 84 million acres of spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures

* 17,000 miles of trails

* 43,000 miles of shoreline

* 27,000 historic and prehistoric structures

* 100 million museum items 12,000 campsites

Join us for National Park Week and hike, learn, share, and give back in the nation's 401 national parks!

Did You Know?

Photograph of a brown bear

Brown and grizzly bears are classified as the same species. Brown bears found inland and in northern habitats are often called “grizzlies” while “brown bear” is used to refer to animals found in coastal areas.