The Power of Water

Snow melts. Water drips and falls. From great heights in Yosemite and Yellowstone. Through tree-lined cascades in Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Water flowing over rocks and off ledges is a thrilling attraction. Birds and wildlife congregate. Plants grow lush. People are drawn to the soothing sound. The National Park Service preserves spectacular landscapes with well-known waterfalls. But many lesser-known parks and hidden falls can be found across the country. Explore the places where you can experience the power of water through all your senses.

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Last updated: September 22, 2017