Let's Explore

National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast prairies of the Everglades. Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them. Meet the people who protect our parks and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.

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Smart Wildlife Watching

Know the risks of getting too close to wild animals and how to avoid them.

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Explore where, how, and why to camp in national parks.

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How do trees change in the fall?

Every year, trees across the nation change their leaf color. Learn about this process.

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Women in Science Stories

Explore the stories of these trailblazing women that continue to shape park service conservation.

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COVID-19 information

Learn about the National Park Service response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Last updated: October 15, 2021