National Park Service Centennial
Find Your Park
Use this site to search for parks to visit. You can search by state or by the type of experience you would like to have, park name, or a zip code.
The large interactive U.S. map assists in locating sites found in a particular area.
Check out the spotlighted parks. Download free National Parks Owner's Guides.
Who knew that there were so many different types of national parks?
Visit a Park
On these dates in 2016 all National Park Service sites that charge an admission fee will offer free admission to everyone.
National Geographic The National Parks:
An Illustrated History by Kim Heacox
With the publication of this commemorative volume, Heacox shares a vision of the National Park splendor. This historical perspective opens with a poignant recounting of John Muir's efforts to preserve the Hecht Hetchy Valley and creation of the first National Parks. Subsequent chapters chronicle the development of the National Park Service and the establishment of parks throughout the United States.
The entire book is lavishly illustrated with stunning full page photographs that feature images from many of the more than 400 National Parks in the United States. This tribute to the National Parks is enhanced with infographics, timelines, personal stories, and well-chosen quotations. This volume serves as a vivid reminder of the important role that the National Park Service plays in preserving our nation's natural and historic treasures.
A splendid addition to personal, school, and public libraries.