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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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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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History & Meaning of the National Park Service Arrowhead Logo

The Arrowhead logo used by the National Park Service is easily recognizable today and has a rich history. Many people have undoubtedly seen the famous arrowhead logo used by the National Parks Service (NPS). However, few stop to ask what the National Park Service arrowhead logo actually symbolizes and the history behind it.  This often-overlooked … 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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Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota

Like an outpost in the northern Great Plains, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota is located hundreds of miles from the closest national parks like Badlands, Yellowstone, and Glacier. But Theodore Roosevelt is not the only NPS unit in North Dakota, with a pair of national trails and two national historic sites within striking … Read more

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Kings Canyon Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Bordering Sequoia National Park on the north, Kings Canyon is a glacially carved granite river valley with comparable scenery, hiking, and camping to the more famous Yosemite NP. As part of its dramatic scenery, Kings Canyon National Park in California offers looming mountains, tumbling waterfalls, and stands of giant sequoia trees. But for a number … Read more