Locate a park with forests, woods, or shrublands to watch the leaves change colors in autumn.
Visiting a park? Model best practices to protect America's treasures while looking out for each other's health and safety.
Fall is a good time to experience the great outdoors, enjoy the stunning scenery, and join in cultural festivities at national parks.
Follow national parks on social media to find stunning fall photos, updates on changing of the leaves, and in-park and virtual leaf-peeping events. Share your favorite leaf-peeping park images on social media using #FallColors and #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque. Don’t forget to tag a park for a shout out!
Keep Safety in Sight
The illustration includes a visitor wearing a face mask and camera standing at an overlook viewing fall colors on plants and mountains in the distance. A car on a roadway has stopped for two deer crossing the road.
Leaf peeping is a very popular recreational activity in national parks during the autumn months. When viewing fall colors, remember to always be aware of your surroundings with these safety tips as you recreate responsibly.
- Watch Your Step: Keep your distance from drop offs, find a safe place to take photos, and wait your turn in crowded areas.
- Watch the Road: Keep your eyes on the road, be alert for wildlife, and pull over at a safe place to take in the view.
Virtual Leaf Peeping
Featured WebcamsThere are many webcams in national parks across the country that showcase changes in fall colors. (Please remember that webcams may not always display visible images at times—nighttime, maintenance, nature happening...)
An extremely popular park for leaf peeping, view autumn colors from anywhere using the webcam.
Watch the seasonal changes in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska from a webcam.
The park's webcam not only offers peeks at the stunning fall colors, but viewers can often spot wildlife.
Last updated: October 3, 2023