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Welcome to National Parked!

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 many years 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.

National Park Topics

Below are the sorts of subjects you are likely to find about each national park. Not all subjects exist for all parks. Some parks have no roads, no campgrounds, or even no formal trails, in which case those pages are missing. It’s also possible we haven’t been to the park yet (only 5 left) or we aren’t satisfied with the quality of what we have.

Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park in Alaska in Denali National Park in Alaska
Fast Facts

Every park listing starts out with the Fast Facts. These include general stats and info about the park, like size, entry fees, visitation numbers, and creation dates. After the fast facts are a set of random facts about the park and a quick note about where the park is located.

East Entrance Station in Zion National Park in Utah
Getting to the Parks

There’s a ton of ways to get to a national park, depending on where you’re starting from. We give road directions, an interactive map and the official park maps. We also list the best airports to use and provide links for flight and car rental searches.

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Lake Lodge Cabins in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
Lodging

For those that don’t enjoy camping, most national parks have a wide array of lodging choices, though some of the more remote ones may not. We list the lodging options for each national park, both those inside the park (when available) and those near the park.

Bartlett Cove Campground in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
Campgrounds

Spending the night in a tent or RV is the classic way of really experiencing a national. Most parks have one or more campgrounds. We have information on all campgrounds located inside each national park. Photos of example sites, seasons, prices and reservations links.

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Darwins Curve in Yosemite National Park in California
Park Roads

Driving the scenic roads of the national parks is probably the most common way to see them. We have guides many of the scenic drives found in the parks. Mile by mile logs of what can be found along the road, complete with photos of places of interest.

Hidden Valley Nature Trail, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Hiking Trails

Taking a hike is one of the best ways to enjoy national parks, and often the only way to find the highlight features of the park. Descriptions of some of the hiking trails in the parks, usually of the dayhike variety, with distances, photos, difficulties, and locations.

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Washburn Point in Yosemite National Park in California
Photo Galleries

This site began as a place to show off national park photos. Every photo on this site was taken by us unless stated otherwise. Many of them are available for purchase through various stock sites, for personal or commercial use.

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park in Washington
HD Video Clips

Video is one of our newer endeavors. We have a few HD video clips of several national parks. These are presented with minimal editing so as to not take away from the natural beauty. Constantly improving camera technology means that 4k Video is coming soon.

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Visitor Center in Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado
National Park Books

The amount of national park merchandise has exploded in recent years. We cut through the clutter to list some of the best books available for each national park. These are not random choices. We own every title that we recommend.

Big Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina
Trail Maps

There’s a Trails Illustrated Map available for most national parks, and they are invaluable things to have, even in the digital age. Sometimes hard to find even with a search, we have links on our site direct to places to purchase them.

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