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.

2 hikers take a safe selfie with canyon and river in the background

Picture Yourself in a Park

Calling all hikers...Share the photos of your adventure with us!

ripples in white sand

Geology Rocks!

National parks feature a variety of landforms from sand dunes to glaciers to caves. Learn more and find out what a Karst looks like!

a starry night sky with trees in the foreground and background.

Perseid Meteor Showers

Watching the meteor showers on August 13th is not the only day to stargaze. Check out these other Night Sky Events!

A brightly colored turquoise and gold lizard sun bathes on a rock.

World Lizard Day

August 14th is World Lizard Day! Learn more about lizards and other reptiles that call national parks their home.

Snorkeler swims above a colorful reef surrounded by fish.

Swim, Snorkel, Scuba!

Immerse yourself in nature and explore all the underwater activities national parks have to offer!

Last updated: August 6, 2019