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4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]

Meet 9 Endangered National Park Animals

The news is grim for many threatened plants and animals struggling to adapt to habitat loss, changing climate patterns, development, […]

Lucas, Isabelle, and Craig Obey hug the largest spruce tree in the country.

5 Lessons, Countless Memories

My Family's 6-Week National Park Adventure

Two years ago, my family embarked on a marvelous six-week national park adventure to discover activities and locations that were […]

The Washington Monument. Photo © Scott Kirkwood.

FAQ: Celebrating the Monument of Monuments

As the tallest structure in the nation’s capital and one of the most iconic, the historic obelisk honoring America’s first […]

The Milky Way over Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado (managed by the U.S. Forest Service). NPS photo by Jacob W. Frank.

Destination Darkness

The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. […]