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“Interpretation is an educational activity which aims to reveal meanings and
relationships through the use of original objects, by firsthand experience,
and by illustrative media, rather than simply to communicate factual

-Freeman Tilden-

Parks 101


This page offers helpful hints dealing with the parks culture in a federal government system. As a partner, this resource can be used to become better acqainted with park visitation etiquette and formalities you should understand before visiting the park. The more you know, the more rewarding your experience will be.People watching a ranger presenation


Parks 101

Click on the above link for some helpful hints to maximize the benefits of your park experience.

Special Use Permit Application

Use this application to intiate the process in recieveing a special use permit for the park.


America the Beautiful- Naitonal Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Get information on the choices of park passes you may purchase.

NPS Commercial Services

Use this link to get information on the NPS Commercial Services Program

Working with Communities

Find out how your community can share in our efforts of conservation, preservation, and recreation.

Get Involved

Find out additional ways you or your organization can get involved.

Office of Partnerships (philanthropic)

Contact the Office of Partnerships if you or your organization would like to make a donation to the NPS.



last modified 2-2-10