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Plan Like a Park Ranger in Summer 2021

Hikers walk along a trail with a view of rocky mountain and Mount Adams.

Mount Rainier National Park

Over 275 miles of trails offer stunning views of the wilderness. Use these insider tips to prepare for your escapade.

A crowd of visitors gathers near Delicate Arch with views of mountains.

Arches National Park

Arches is an extremely popular destination. Make sure you check out these top 10 ranger tips before making the trip to the park.

Large white house, which is a visitor center, next to the canal.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP

Expect some crowded areas along the canal. Keep surprises to a minimum and know what to do ahead of time with these tips.

Reflecting on Juneteenth

Visitors reading exhibit panels

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad NHP

Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad’s best known conductor, repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people to freedom.

Exterior of the African Meeting House

Boston African American NHS

The Beacon Hill’s African American community fought against slavery and housed freedom seekers on their Underground Railroad journey.

Performers reenacting history with spectators in the back

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Born into enslavement in rural Virginia, Booker T. Washington remembers when news of freedom reached his family when he was 9 years old.

Dive Into Our Oceans

Man snorkeling around coral reefs

Biscayne National Park

The park protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs in Florida.

Person kayaking with glacier seen in the back

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

One of the world’s largest international protected areas, it covers 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, glaciers, and wild coastline.

A beach and a pier with a rainbow in the back

Channel Islands National Park

The park encompasses five Islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources.

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.