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.
A Symphony of Sounds
Why Sounds Matter
Sounds in national parks compose immersive experiences important for wildlife, wilderness, visitors, and cultural-historic events.
Marine Research at Glacier Bay
Video follows six researchers at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska, who study how whales and harbor seals communicate underwater.