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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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The Everglades of Florida National Park | Wild Adventure!

Most people have heard of the Florida Everglades, but not everyone understands exactly what they are, and even fewer adventurers have ever been hiking, paddling, or camping there. The term Everglade refers to a swampy grassland, seasonally or permanently covered by slowly moving water. The best-known examples are found near the tip of Southern Florida, … 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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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

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What is the Least Visited National Park in the US?

When most people think of National Parks, they imagine the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. But what about the smaller parks that you’ve probably never even heard of? What is the least visited park in the US? These are parks that are more difficult to get to, making them isolated and untouched in many ways. These … Read more

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Best Winter National Parks & Ideas for Vacation!

Most people don’t think about winter as a great season for visiting national parks. Many outdoor enthusiasts, understandably, are focused on a national parks road trip during summer. Occasionally, they might venture out during late spring or early fall, but once the holiday season arrives, they look elsewhere for their adventures. However, many national parks … Read more

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Which National Parks are in the Outer Banks NC?

Off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a 200-mile chain of narrow barrier islands. As a famous vacation destination, the area is particularly known for sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, oceanfront homes, and luxury resorts. But there is another, and somewhat wilder, side to this unique region that often goes overlooked. The Outer … Read more

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9 Best National Parks in the US to Visit for Fall Foliage

Fall is a special time of year–when the leaves are changing from green to a brilliant display of yellows, oranges, and reds. A road trip during this season is rightfully on most travelers’ bucket lists. For outdoor enthusiasts in particular, plenty of national parks offer exceptional autumn scenery combined with opportunities for less-crowded adventures, like … Read more