tips

The 10 Least-Visited Places in the Park System

The Park Service recently released its visitation statistics for 2014. Some of the most popular parks, such as Great Smoky […]

It’s Waterfall Season! 10 Places to Celebrate

As temperatures warm, a season’s worth of snow will melt into rushing cascades of water. Early spring is generally the […]

Photo © Justin Reznick/iStockphoto.

Dreaming of Spring? 9 Great Spots to See Wildflowers

Soon, national parks in some of the warmest regions of the country will begin blooming with a new season’s worth […]

Zion National Park.

Plan a Desert Getaway to Zion National Park

This story is part of NPCA’s biweekly Desert Getaway series. Read more stories in the series for tips on visiting […]

Hiking Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Dunes.

7 Tips for Winter Hiking—Plus 6 of NPCA’s Favorite Cold-Weather Trails

Though the cold weather and dark days of winter may discourage time outdoors, hiking during these months can be a […]