Know Before You Go.
When planning your visit, consider the most efficient route. Whether you are planning a cross-country road trip from Acadia National Park to Point Reyes National Seashore, or embarking on a trip to a cluster of parks, like those near Grand Canyon National Park or the Flagstaff Area National Monuments (including Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon, and Wupatki National Monuments), make it the most fuel-efficient or sustainable trip possible - and share your story with park staff when you arrive!
Make it a "Green" Visit
Consider visiting "green" by carpooling, using park shuttles (where available), or using an Electric Vehcile (EV) at parks with charging stations like Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Learn more about National Park Service Go Green Initiatives
The National Park Service leads several sustainability initiatives and partners with agencies and organizations across the country to support visitors in making park visits as "green" as possible. These programs, initiatives, and partnerships incldue:
- Climate Friendly Parks Program
- Clean Cities National Park Initiative
- Adapatation partnership with Western Carolina University