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What is the best time to visit Badlands National Park?

The South Dakota Badlands is a unique place with surprises around every corner. Over one million people visited the park in 2021. But many people planning on visiting Badlands are unsure when the best time to visit is. The best time to visit Badlands is during the shoulder seasons of April-June and September-November.  This spectacular … Read more

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Which National Parks Require Reservations in 2023?

Are you considering taking a trip to one of our nation’s spectacular national parks in 2023? If so, you may want to do some research into what parks will require reservations for this coming year.  2022 was another increasingly busy year throughout the National Park System. Some parks in 2022 had a pilot reservation system … Read more

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How Many U.S. National Parks are there?

Have you ever wondered how many national parks there are in the U.S.? You’ve likely heard various numbers thrown out there regarding the number of U.S. national parks. It can get somewhat confusing for people when discerning the difference between the number of National Park Service “units” and true national “parks.” Let’s look at the … Read more

What is the Most Visited National Park in the U.S.?

Have you ever wondered what the most visited national park is in the U.S.? You may be thinking, “It has to be one of the well-known parks out west like Yellowstone or Grand Canyon.” However, the country’s most visited national park isn’t any of the famous parks out west. The nation’s most visited national park … Read more

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Complete List of All 424 National Park Service Units & Sites!

America has a vast system of national parks that extends through every corner of the country. Over many decades, the National Park Service has welcomed a plethora of new additions to the park system. From America’s first national park, Yellowstone, in 1872, down to America’s newest national park New River Gorge in 2020.  Today, there … Read more

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What is the History of the U.S. National Park Service?

America’s 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, once famously said about our national parks, “There is nothing so American as our national parks… The fundamental idea behind the parks…is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.” Without question, our … Read more

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Which State Has the Most National Parks? 

When it comes to National Parks, a little over half of the states have at least one. Specifically, 29 states in the U.S. have at least one National Park. But did you know that some states have three or more National Parks?  But, which state has the most national parks? California leads the country, with … Read more

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What is the Newest National Park in the US?

Many of America’s well-known National Parks, such as the Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone, have been around for decades. But did you know that our newest National Park was recently established at the end of 2020?  New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is the newest National Park in America and was established … Read more