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Plan Like a Park Ranger in Summer 2021

Hikers heading down a mountainous desert trail

Big Bend National Park

Heading to the park this summer? Check out the park rangers' list of top 10 things to know before you go.

Group of people on the ocean beach

Cape Cod National Seashore

Get insider tips to enjoy the miles of beach, trails, and other areas of the popular national seashore this summer!

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Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali is an exciting place to explore during the summer. Use these top 10 ranger tips to be prepared for your adventure!

Kids leaning against a wooden fence in a redwood forest

Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods is an extremely popular destination. There are some very important things to know before you go to the park.

Hiker sitting on a rock overlooking a mountain valley

Shenandoah National Park

Miles of trails and roads offer stunning views of the mountains. Check out these top 10 ranger tips to enjoy the experience this summer.

Pride History in Parks

Cannon on a mountain overlook

Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker served on the front lines disguised as a man during the Civil War and earned the Medal of Honor.

Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Critically acclaimed novelist Willa Cather was an early tourist to many future national parks and used them as inspiration in novels.

Marker of where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the Lincoln Memorial steps

Lincoln Memorial

Bayard Rustin, a prominent civil rights activist, was a key organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

National Park Getaways

Sunset over a rock bluff in the desert

This Month's National Park Getaway

More than 60,000 years of volcanic activity have shaped the beautiful, rugged landscape of El Malpais National Monument.

Several long buildings in a high desert near a bluff

Tule Lake National Monument

Tule Lake National Monument tells the stories of 30,000 Japanese Americans who were forced to relocate to the camp far from their homes.

Hiker at a mile post on a trail in the woods

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Find your adventure on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, a corridor of nature and history maintained by many partners.

A brown and white horse in a marshland

Assateague Island National Seashore

This long barrier island on the Maryland and Virginia coast is a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves.