Go Wild for Our National Parks April 19 through 27th
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:
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?
As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp, they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troopers were affected by the inclement weather, including field surgeons, Henry Lippincott and William Renicke, both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.