Featured Stories

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A New Park Announced

Blackwell School National Historic Site in Texas is part of our nation's larger story of segregation in education and social systems.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Act was a milestone moment in the nation's history of civil rights by legally outlawing certain forms of discrimination.

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Sharing a Legacy

Discover the distinguished service of the Buffalo Soldiers, including their contributions to the early national parks.

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Sizzlin' Summer

Heat can be an invisible threat no matter what park you visit in the summer. Beat the heat with simple tips.

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Safe Swim

Many national parks have great places to swim. These simple safety tips can help you stay safe while having fun.

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Plan Like a Junior Ranger

No matter where or what adventure you are taking in a national park, remember to plan ahead!

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Social Media

Follow, share, and be a part of the conversation on official National Park Service social media channels.

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Photos, Videos, Webcams & More

Explore the national parks through multimedia. Search for photos, videos, webcams, and audio files on any topic.

Last updated: July 18, 2024