Get Outside!

The National Park Service offers a range of outdoor recreational opportunities and activities for visitors to experience and enjoy their public lands.
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Find a Park

Use the advanced search to find a park by activity, state, or topic.

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Trip Ideas

Explore a selection of recommended activities designed to help you figure out how to spend your time in parks.

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Events

Looking for activities in parks? Check out the event calendar.

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America the Beautiful Pass Series

A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.

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Leave No Trace

Follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles to minimize impacts on our natural world.

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Trip Planning Guide

Discover tips for planning for your trip to national parks and avoiding common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

More Information

  • DOI.gov Recreation: Explore recreational opportunities in lands managed by the Department of the Interior
  • Recreation.gov: Find incredible places and experiences in public lands across the country

Last updated: June 19, 2019