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Independence Day

Celebrate the nation's birthday in some of its most scenic landscapes and historic places. Join July 4th festivities across the country.

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Making Change

June is a month of seasonal change and significant milestones in history. Explore the changing world through national parks.

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Pollinating the Planet

More than 75 percent of Earth's flowering plants depend on butterflies, bees, bats, and other pollinators.

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Are You Prepared?

With summer in full swing, get prepared for your vacation with a Trip Planning Guide for a fun, safe adventure.

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This Month's National Park Getaway

In this vast landscape without roads or trails, adventure awaits well-prepared explorers at Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve.

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Laying the Stones of Progress

Learn what we do to tackle the maintenance backlog in parks to improve your experience and preserve these special places.

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National Park News

Find the latest news and events, search for images and videos, and discover facts and figures about the national parks.

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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: June 20, 2019