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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

Kings Canyon Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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

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Camping Sequoia National Park & Sequoias National Forest

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees in the world, by volume, and many excellent camping opportunities. Most visitors come to explore a few of the roughly forty different groves of giant sequoias, some of which can be reached by road while others require hiking on easier … Read more

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Must-See National Monuments, Battlefields, & Seashores!

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

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The Ultimate National Parks Route 66 Road Trip!

Chances are you’ve heard about Route 66—possibly through the popular song, Get Your Kicks on Route 66, or as a kitschy road trip across the southwestern U.S. Also called the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, today Historic Route 66 is a heritage corridor crossing eight states over approximately 2,450 miles from Chicago, … Read more