A park ranger speaks with a visitor on a summer boat program.

World Ranger Day

Learn what it's like to translate landscapes into legacies, advance curiosity into discovery, and wear the infamous flat hat.

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One Small Step for Mankind

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first astronauts on the moon with a look at how NASA and the National Park Service work together.

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Safe Swim

Enjoy taking a splash in the water while keeping safe with these tips.

A visitor walks on a beach as waves break.

Stop, Look, Listen

Sounds connect us to places in a way that few other things can. Listen to your parks, and hear what they're saying this World Listening Day.

Visitor reading signatures engraved on a semi-circular stone memorial

This Month's National Park Getaway

In the bustling downtown of DC, Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of our nation and a peaceful retreat.

Park lodge with text saying National Parks: A Love Story

Watch the Video

We're working to rebuild our parks to ensure they remain as extraordinary as when we first fell in love with them.

Park ranger talking to news reporter

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: July 22, 2019