John Muir played many roles in his life, all of which helped him succeed in his role as an advocate for Nature. As America’s most famous naturalist and conservationist, Muir fought to protect the wild places he loved, places we can still visit today. Muir’s writings convinced the U.S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks.
Fruit Rancher, Family Man, Writer...Father of the National Park Service!
Camp Fire Programs
Enjoy one of our Camp Fire programs at the John Muir NHS. Singing, stories and more. Click for dates and time.
Full Moon Walks on Mount Wanda
Join a National Park ranger for an interpretive walk on Mount Wanda, under the night sky.
Documentary: A Glorious Journey
Can't make it to the park? Watch the official park film, shown in our digital theater, about the life of John Muir.
The Martinez Adobe at the John Muir NHS
The Martinez Adobe, an historic home and exhibit, is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Inventor John Muir
Muir was also an inventor of unusual things.
Learn more about the nature experience in our park. From wildlife to native plants.
Last updated: June 16, 2017