National Park Units

Must-See National Monuments, Battlefields, & Seashores!

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When people plan their national parks road trips, they often overlook some of the best units, like national monuments, battlefields, and seashores. For many outdoor adventurers, the focus is understandably on the 63 national parks, which offer many world-class opportunities like Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, and Zion NP. But the National Park Service manages … Read more

How long is the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail?

The Lolo Trail, traversing the rugged Bitterroot Mountains, The Indian Post Office

At one point or another, you’ve probably heard of the incredible journey of Lewis and Clark who explored the American West. Over 200 years ago they journeyed into what was then an unknown territory. Fortunately, it is now forever preserved as one of the nation’s most impressive National Historic Trails.  The Lewis and Clark National … Read more

How Many National Parks are in Texas?

The Rio Grand River flowing through Big Bend National Park, cutting through canyons and mountains

The National Park Service (NPS) plays a crucial role in preserving Texas’ natural landscapes and historical sites. The state has 18 NPS units, each offering a unique window into the state’s heritage and natural beauty. From the rugged mountains of Guadalupe Mountains National Park to the historic battlefields of Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, … Read more

10 Surprising Facts About National Parks You Didn’t Know!

glacial lake with mountains in background at Glacier National Park

Have you ever wondered about those beautiful and expansive places called US national parks? Well, get ready to be amazed because there’s so much more to them than meets the eye. Sure, you might know that national parks are wonderful spots for hiking, camping, and getting close to nature. But did you know that these … Read more

Complete List of All 429 National Park Service Units & Sites!

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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. They vary from major parks to units and sites but there are only 63 major parks. From America’s first national park, … Read more

The Best National Parks Units That Aren’t National Parks!

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Many people dream about going on a road trip to all the best national parks. Just the words national park inspire visions of looming mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, and unparalleled scenery. Across the United States, there are currently 63 places designated as national parks. Each is part of a system once called America’s best idea … Read more

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