• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Go Wild for Our National Parks April 19 through 27th

Go Wild for Our National Parks

NPS Photo

Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation dedicates a week to highlighting the National Parks. This year, National Park Week is April 19 – 27. Everyone is encouraged to help celebrate all that America's more than 400 national parks have to offer. This year's theme is "Go Wild for Our National Parks!" From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park System has something for everybody. Some of the highlights during National Park Week include:

· No entrance fees Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20

· Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22

· Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26

So, whether you are visiting, volunteering, a hiker, a historian, a romantic, a family with kids, a crowd-lover, or someone seeking solitude, Go Wild for YOUR National Parks!

Did You Know?

Captain Louis Hamilton

Captain Louis Hamilton was the first casualty during the attack on the Washita. Captain Hamilton was grandson of Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.