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.

Cave explorer in large underground passage. (or, second choice) Hiker on precipice above mountain va

Celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct. 14-20

Discover the science behind park scenery and Earth systems. In your parks, you can learn from the world's most magnificent rock collection.

dinosaur skull

Fossils, Rocks, Caves, oh my!

Check out the Fall 2018 issue of the Park Paleontology Newsletter.

youth divers point at coral reef

Outside Science (inside parks): Guam

Take a tour of Guam's waters off War In The Pacific National Historical Park!

Hikers in a valley near a clear blue lake

Hit the trail

Time to lace up your hiking boots! National parks offer many opportunities to hit the trail. Get ready, adventure awaits.

A tent illuminated under a starry sky

Sleep under the stars

Camping can be the gateway to discovering natural wonders. Find a campground near you and learn what camping has to offer.

Children fishing from a pier with a ranger standing by. City in the background.

Junior Ranger Let's Go Fishing!

Explore, Learn, Protect and get reeled into fishing with the new Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing Booklet!

Last updated: October 11, 2018