Attend a ranger program and take a hike to get the full experience of your National Park visit!
Take an early morning hike or walk - you may be surprised what you will see.
If you're planning on hiking up to Half Dome, consider starting at sunrise. It's much cooler, and you will have an easier... more
Go early in the morning. We had the whole Redwood park in Yosemite to ourselves. It was cool, peaceful and relaxing. You... more
Be FLEXIBLE! Although you may have the trip all planned, listen to your family and make changes to accomodate everyone's... more
Turn off your technology. Remember the reasons you are visiting a national park.
Remember to bring your camera when heading to the remote North Cascades National Park so that you can capture the beautiful... more
If you go to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park make sure to go to Cade's Cove and step back in time to see how people... more
Enjoy each and every visit to our National Parks because they are our greatest gift to ourselves.
I believe you can make camping reservations online at many of the parks.