Let's Explore

National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast prairies of the Everglades. Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them. Meet the people who protect our parks and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.

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You can camp in a variety of places, from a national park to your own backyard. Learn more about where, how, and why to camp.

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It's Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Invasive plants, animals, and pests pose great dangers to the healthy balance of our natural areas. Learn how NPS addresses this challenge.

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National Parks ❤ Clean Air & Clear Views

Clean air makes it easy for us to breathe and to see far. Learn how the National Park Service is working to reduce air pollution in parks.

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Parked at Home

Join us for a new video series, Parked At Home...where you can experience park science in your own backyard or refrigerator!

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Women in Science Stories

Explore the stories of these trailblazing women that continue to shape park service conservation.

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Recreate Responsibly

Visiting national parks? Here are 20 ideas to help you enjoy the great outdoors and recreate responsibly.

Last updated: May 14, 2021