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.

Hikers follow a trail through the mountains

Get Outside!

There are over 21,000 combined miles of trails for you to explore in national parks. Which ones will you hike this summer?

Fishing at Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park

Fishing Opportunities in National Parks

From fly fishing along the Flathead River to crabbing off Cape Hatteras there are lots of fishing opportunities in national parks.

Hiker jumps in the air

Camping With...

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

Close up of the badlands in South Dakota with a blue and purple sunset sky

Photo Gallery

Can't get to a park this summer? Explore the wonders of nature from the comfort of your own home.

Close up of a raven cawing

Listen Up!

Do you know what a pig frog sounds like? Find out by exploring our sound gallery and celebrate World Listening Day on July 18th!

A woman in waders and a life vest walks towards a river with a mountain in the background

Our Stories

Watch the stories of how some of our scientists became interested in things like bugs, bats, and flowers.

Last updated: July 15, 2019