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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Celebrate Volcano Week!

Volcano Week is February 5-February 11. Join the celebration & discover the 90+ parks with volcanic features, including 33+ with volcanoes.

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New Issue of Park Science Magazine

The newest issue of Park Science Magazine is out! It's filled with stories showing how important science is for managing public lands.

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Outside Science (inside parks)

Outside Science (inside parks) shares stories of crucial, creative science. Check out the newest episode from San Antonio Missions NHP

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Winter Hiking Tips

Before heading to your favorite national park in snowy weather, keep these winter hiking tips in mind

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I Didn't Know That!

Protecting our parks is a job for us all, but there's no way for everyone to be an expert in everything. Learn something new!

Last updated: February 2, 2023