Social Media

Instagram post from National Park Service showing a young bobcat

We use social media to reach new audiences and create a vibrant community of park advocates. We also look to promote a deeper understanding of national parks by providing accurate, engaging, and timely content, as well as share important news and events from more than 400 parks and National Park Service (NPS) programs. Follow, share, and be a part of the conversation with the NPS!

Channels

  • Facebook: Receive updates, news releases, photos, videos, events, and live streams from parks and NPS programs. Share your park photos, videos, and experiences with us and the rest of our online community.
  • Instagram: Get your daily inspiration of photos, videos, and live stories from parks around the country.
  • Twitter: Receive park updates, news releases, photos, and videos from @NatlParkService.
  • Flickr: Discover high quality, full-resolution public domain images.
  • YouTube: Explore videos about wildlife, history, events, trip planning, and more.

Find more NPS social media channels on the US Digital Registry.

Policies

We use social media in accordance with the Department of the Interior social media policy (PDF) and digital media guidelines. Our comment policy is enforced on all platforms:

While this is an open forum, it is also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines. If you don't comply, your message will be removed.

  • We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racist comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
  • We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
  • We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
  • You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.
  • Finally, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute an official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Things to Know

  • Keep safety in the picture! While we want you to capture all of the splendor of amazing parks through social media, it’s important to practice responsible online photo sharing. Posting about conservation, leave no trace, and safety helps spread and support the mission of the National Park Service. Be mindful of what your images portray. Do not promote illegal or unsafe behavior.
  • Do you have a permit for that? All commercial filming activities taking place within a unit of the National Park System require a permit. "Commercial filming" means the film, electronic, magnetic, digital, or other recording of a moving image by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience with the intent of generating income.
  • Unmanned aircraft use may be prohibited at the park you are visiting. Due to concerns about the negative impact that flying unmanned aircraft can have on the safety of visitors, staff, and wildlife, they have been restricted in all but a few parks. Check the park’s website to see if it is an allowed activity at that park.

Contacts

Please contact us with questions or to report an issue.

Last updated: August 5, 2019

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