National Parks

7 Best Places to Camp this Fall

7 Best Places to Camp this Fall

The dog days of summer are beginning to dwindle, and though we will miss the beach and tan lines (maybe not so much tan lines), there’s cooler temperatures and impossibly beautiful autumn colors just around the corner. It’s time to lace up those hiking boots, break out the jackets and [...]

The 12 Least-Visited National Parks

The 12 Least-Visited National Parks

The U.S. is home to just under 60 national parks, but sometimes, going to the favorites can ensure a bit of a crowded time (especially on holidays with gorgeous weather). There are some that don’t get as many visitors, though, and make for some good solo time in nature. Looking [...]

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

7 Great National Parks for Mountain Biking

The life of a mountain biker can sometimes be frustrating.  Being a smaller niche group of the population, many times our needs are overlooked to a broader scope of the population.  Many local clubs have been successful in lobbying land owners and managers to allow trails to be built, but [...]

Interview: Ellis Richard of Park Rangers for Our Lands

Interview: Ellis Richard of Park Rangers for Our Lands

This past Monday, April 29th, a new organization, Park Rangers for Our Lands, came into the public sphere. These are all hard working, Park loving, trail tromping veterans who have a big heart for the lands that they’ve poured their lives into – and they need everyone’s help to keep [...]

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

Disney Helping Students Explore the Outdoors

This past week was National Park Week, and in celebration of that the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $500,000 to help 60,000 students explore wildlife in the National Parks. This is an important time for the youth of this country as they are becoming increasingly disinterested in the world of nature and [...]

The Top 10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks

The Top 10 Most Visited U.S. National Parks

They’ve been called “America’s Best Idea” and on an annual basis millions of visitors continue to stream through their gates. The national parks remain some of the most iconic destinations for travelers in the entire U.S., serving as the backdrop for lasting memories of shared family vacations and backcountry adventures. [...]

How to Land a Job with the National Park Service

How to Land a Job with the National Park Service

Outside Magazine recently listed a career in the National Park Service as one of the country’s ‘Best Outdoor Jobs’, and for good reason. Most NPS employees primarily work outdoors in some of the country’s most beautiful places, and their days are typically spent

Most Haunted Places in our National Parks

Most Haunted Places in our National Parks

Many national parks are inherently creepy resulting from the vast openness, from deep weeds, and from the presence of deadly creatures. But there’s something else.

The Human Aspect of Conservation: Interview with Laura Belleville of ATC

The Human Aspect of Conservation: Interview with Laura Belleville of ATC

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a career in trail conservation? Laura Belleville of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the Director of Conservation for the long 2,180 miles of winding trails, and she can tell you it’s not the easiest job – but one of the most [...]

Guns in National Parks

Guns in National Parks

In 2010, President Obama signed a piece of legislation which revoked a more than two decades’ old ban on firearms in national parks. For the last two years, that law has been active, allowing gun owners to carry their firearms legally throughout our National Parks.