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.

Clear, shallow, boulder-filled stream flanked by grassy meadow, forest, and mountains.

Protecting Yellowstone's Water

Take a visual journey through the remarkable cleanup of mine-contaminated Soda Butte Creek.

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20 Ways to Create a Park

Many of us will stay close to home this summer. But you can have fun and meaningful experiences in your own community, yard, or nearby park.

kayakers on the water

Go kayaking! Or camping! Or birding!

How do you want to explore? Here are 20 ideas to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

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Camping With...

Learn about some National Park Service employees' favorite camping experiences, some pro tips, and maybe even a new favorite camping recipe!

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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Last updated: July 2, 2020