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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

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 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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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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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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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