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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September is National Preparedness Month

Know before you go! Planning ahead can be the key to a fun, safe, and healthy adventure.

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The Wild is Calling...

September is National Wilderness Month. Wilderness offers refuge for wildlife and a place to seek relaxation, adventure, and more.

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How do trees change in the fall?

Every year, trees across the nation change their leaf color. Learn about this process.

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Women in Science Stories

Explore the stories of these trailblazing women that continue to shape park service conservation.

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COVID-19 information

Learn about the National Park Service response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Last updated: September 8, 2021