Explore National Parks in and near Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is where history happens! Do you want to recreate in a natural environment? Explore historic buildings and landmarks? Celebrate in a major festival? You'll find it all here.


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Explore Parks

Discover the DC metro area's diverse national parks! Use the map to find your way and get more information about each park area.

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Explore all the national parks in one convenient app.

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Get outside, and stay there! Check out national park campgrounds near Washington, DC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General information on a variety of topics.

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Last updated: April 4, 2023