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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 park. 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.

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.