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Maintenance Backlog

We're working to address the maintenance backlog to preserve parks and provide a world-class visitor experience.

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This Month's National Park Getaway

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac is a "living" presidential memorial in the nation's capital.

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Taking to the Skies

From search and rescues, fire-fighting, and scientific research, follow the stories of aviators in the National Park Service.

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Nature's Light Show

Every August, the Perseid meteor shower puts on a dazzling display in the night sky visible from parks across the country.

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Following in the Footsteps

Make your own voyage following the path of the Lewis & Clark Expedition discovering the history, cultures, and scenery along the way.

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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: August 3, 2018