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!
Hiking on Mount Wanda
Click here to learn more about taking a nice walk on Mount Wanda, a part of the John Muir National Historic Site.
NPS Centennial Programs
Help us to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial. Follow the link for our park programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.