Get Away From The Everyday

From high-adrenaline outdoor activities to peaceful experiences in the wilderness, national parks provide a variety of recreation opportunities that strengthen resilience and comprehensive physical, social, mental, and spiritual fitness.

Many parks are popular destinations for active adventures like hiking, climbing, cycling, swimming, and scuba diving. While others are known for more tranquil activities, such as camping, fishing, wildlife watching, and observing night skies. The National Park Service also manages parks that preserve our nation’s cultural history, providing experiences about our past struggles and triumphs.

To find a recreation opportunity in a national park near you, visit or your local military outdoor recreation office.

Three people in jackets getting out of a tent. Snow-capped mountains are in the distance.

Spend A Night Outside

Learn where, when, and how to camp, staff safe, and find your adventure.

Four hikers go down steps to a beach below.

Take A Hike and more!

Find places to recreate and suggestions on what to do.

Man wearing fishing vest stands in middle of lake casting his line.

Go Fishing

Enjoy fishing in Manzanita Lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Palm tree leans over white sand beach and blue water with sail boats on the horizon.

Find Your Beach

East coast, west coast, the north coast, and Texas coast—beaches are not that far away.

Two people hike up a mountain trail.

Above It All

Find your trail above the everyday.

Man in kayak floats on smooth water.

Quiet Reflection

Find solitude on the water. Gain a new perspective. See things in a different light.

Last updated: June 2, 2018