If you've come to find information about one or more of the national parks in the United States, you've come to the right place. We've been to all but a few of them personally. In these countless months of travel, we've made our own observations, recorded our own info, taken our own photographs, and filmed our own video clips. The result is this site, full of information, yet always a work in progress.
If you're looking for information on a specific park, make your choice to the left. If you're looking for some great photos, you can click on the Photo Gallery in the top menu. You can even buy your own prints and merchandise of them from the same top menu. You can find our own HD video clips up there too. Of course, there are plenty of photos and video within individual park sections as well.
This site is a great source of information, but there is always more. We have that covered too. You can find books, maps, and DVDs of the parks on our pages, once again from the top menu. Finally, if you've got questions on one of the parks, or the website itself, feel free to Contact Us
. Just keep in mind that while we're very knowledgeable about the parks, we are not a representative of the National Park Service.
Facts and General Information
When you click on any of the park names in the menu to the left, you will be taken to the home page for that park. The page lists some facts and statistics about the park. It also includes phone numbers and addresses for the park, when available. From the new park-specific menu now at the left, you can explore all of the other sections available for that particular park. Some of these are described below.
On the camping page, we give information for all of the campgrounds within the park. A few parks do not have such areas, and so will not include this section. For most campgrounds, we have taken our own photos, and one of them will be included to give you an idea what the area looks like. We also list open seasons, number of sites and costs, and the reservations link, if the campground accepts reservations.
The lodging page provides some of the options for overnight stays in and around the park. Many national parks have lodges operated within the park itself. If so, those are described first. After this, we list other hotels located in the areas surrounding the park. You can click on any of these to go directly to a booking page. We also provide a lodging search on Expedia
along with suggested cities for the search.
Within each park section is a page covering the area's weather. A short description is given first, followed by the current conditions and short range forecast. This may be from the park itself, or from the nearest town with weather reporting. Then you'll find a table giving the averages and records for each month of the year. For some parks, there will also be a description of what the four seasons are like for visiting the park.
Every photo featured within the park sections, and in our photo gallery, were taken by us. For every park we have visited, there is a link to the photo gallery section for that park. All of the photos on this site are available for purchase both as prints and as digital downloads, for either personal or commercial use. For an overview of all of the parks we have photos of, visit the Photo Gallery Home Page
Park HD Video
For some parks, we have recorded video clips of some key areas, in addition to our photo coverage. These were recorded in full 1080p high definition. If you would like to see a list of all of the HD videos we have, visit the HD Video Index Page
. If you have a Youtube account, we also suggest you subscribe to the National Parked Channel
to stay up to date with any new clips we upload.
One of the best ways to see the parks (and the only way to see many of the best features) is to get out on trails and find them. For the parks we've done extensive hiking in, we have included a trails section. This gives you photos, distances, difficulties, locations, and maps for some select hikes in the park. They tend to be the shorter dayhike variety, and are generally suitable for most people.
The most common way of visiting national parks is by taking a drive through them. For the parks with established roads, we have recorded meticulous mileage logs and, for some parks, we have created pages that tell you, mile by mile, what can be found along the road, complete with photos. These can be highly useful during a visit, and you are free to print them out and take them with you.
Park Books, Maps & DVDs
This site provides a ton of great information, but sometimes you need more, especially when on the road. There are a myriad of guide books, photo books, maps, DVDs, and other media covering the parks. We sort through that all and provides links to the best available. In nearly all cases, we own and use these books ourselves. We link to and suggest ordering these items from Amazon