The National Park Service is banning single-use plastics such as water bottles and straws, cutlery and food containers, over the next decade. The ban applies to 480 million acres of national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands administered by the US Dept. of the Interior, which includes NPS.
Celebrate National Park Week with FREE admission and FREE events in many of the 400 national parks in the USA, including festivities marking the 150th birthday of Yellowstone National Park, one of the most famous and most visited parks in the world. National Park Week, April 16 through 24, encourages all of us to discover
Amache National Historic Site, where thousands of Japanese-Americans were relocated to during WWII, is the newest addition to the National Park Service. It is one of ten such “relocation centers” in the West, where families were moved to after being forcibly removed from their homes and businesses. During its operation from 1942-1945, more than 10,000
There will be six FREE admission days to national parks, monuments and historic sites in 2021. The fee-free days continue a tradition of FREE admission days to increase access, promote recreational opportunities, improve visitor facilities and conserve natural and historical treasures in national parks, for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people. There are
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and every day, US military veterans and Gold Star Families get FREE access to national parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites and other Federal lands. They will have free access to approximately 2,000 public locations spread out across more than 400 million acres of public lands, with a wide range of
During Hispanic Heritage Month, or any time, you can discover the rich and historic connection between national parks and historic sites and Hispanic/Latinx heritage. And there’s always the opportunity to take a hike, watch wildlife, enjoy a picture perfect sunset, learn about the intersection of national parks, conservation and recreation with Park Rangers.
Some of the best reasons to visit national parks are the chance to spot wildlife, including bison, elk, bear, moose, wolves, eagles, trumpeter swans and more. Plus, of course, hundreds of species of birds. With more than 400 national parks and preserves in the National Parks System, there’s plenty of opportunity.
The National Park Service has added more than a dozen new sites across the USA into the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. The new listings join nearly 700 other sites, programs, and facilities in the network which honor, preserve, and promote the history of resistance to enslavement through escape and flight.