It’s a Great Time to Visit Our National Parks

It’s the season to gather friends and family and head to a national park or historic site. How does the National Park Service provide fun, memorable, and inspiring experiences? Camping, fishing, hiking, history, grand vistas, and horseback riding - there are so many possibilities in our national parks. Head to a local national park or even plan a longer trip for an end-of-summer big adventure! If you are traveling with children, be sure to check out the Junior Ranger program available at many parks.

Go Local

These national parks and historic sites are located within an easy drive of our area.

Make a Weekend of It

Whilst you can visit one of these in a day, planning a stayover will give your family more chances to enjoy their time together.

Plan a Longer Road Trip

Now's the time to plan for a big adventure. These amazing places are part of our national park system around the U.S.

Special Rates

Seniors, military personnel, volunteers, and special needs visitors can qualify for free or reduced rates. Click here for information on the Park Service's special passes.  

More to Explore

Want to learn more about our National Parks? Check out these books & videos, and visit the NPS Web site. The video below gives a brief overview of the history of our National Park Service: