A Symphony of Sounds

Each national park has a unique soundscape. The natural and cultural sounds in parks awaken a sense of wonder that connects us to the qualities that define these special places. They are part of a web of resources that the National Park Service protects under the Organic Act. From the haunting calls of bugling elk in mountains to the patriotic calls of bugling horns across a historic battlefield, NPS invites you to experience our parks through this world of sound.

Seated big horn sheep cluster together on high alpine meadow with mountains visible beyond

Experience the Sounds of Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain National Park's Sound Library offers more than 200 recordings of wildlife vocalizations and other natural sounds. #ListenUp

Landscape view of distant snow-capped mountains with reflections in a lake, foreground.

What Does Wilderness Sound Like?

Each year for over a decade, scientists place listening stations throughout Denali National Park and record natural and human-made sounds.

Jacob Job records natural sounds in a dense forest setting with his binaural microphones.

Deep Listening Brings Rewards

The nature recordings of Jacob Job provide immersive listening experiences for people to hear compelling park sounds.

Last updated: July 20, 2018