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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

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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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

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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

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

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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4 Stunning National Parks in Colorado Will Blow Your Mind!

Thinking about Colorado for vacation? If you love national parks, this is definitely a top state to visit. With a total of 12 NPS units, Colorado has plenty of adventures to discover. Most of the attention is rightfully focused on the state’s flagship, Rocky Mountain National Park, with its dramatic alpine views, pristine lakes, and … Read more

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Best Camping & Hiking in Smoky Mountains National Park

Stradling the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, Great Smoky Mountains National Park protects some of the most pristine forests, tallest waterfalls, and highest peaks in the Appalachians. Here you’ll find hundreds of miles of amazing hiking trails winding through scenic meadows and over granite balds, a regional term for treeless summits. About 72 miles of the … 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