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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22 in 2022

For many, Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of the things we're grateful for. So, here's our 22 in 2022 Explore Nature Thanksgiving List

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#OptOutside

Find 5 relaxing ways to #OptOutside.

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#HikeNPS

Calling all hikers! We love seeing your photos on Instagram. Tag us (@naturenps) and #HikeNPS to show us your next hiking adventure.

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Bison

Learn more about America's largest land mammal!

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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: November 23, 2022