Looking for the perfect retreat from the daily grind? For a fun-filled family vacation or a romantic
getaway for two, a national park might be the destination for you.
National parks are playgrounds for
sports and recreation, whether it's biking, kayaking or white-water rafting. Or maybe you're just
looking for some peace and quiet, a hike in the woods or a walk by the water. Search these sites
to get a glimpse of the 80.7 million acres of the national park system. You'll be packing your bags
before you know it.
National Park Service
The government's official site is the place to start. Find the park nearest you, explore job opportunities,
or learn about the nature and animals at the parks.
National Parks Online Tour
With 22 online tours from award-winning cinematographer Russ Finley, this site lets you travel through national
parks without leaving home.
Destiny Destination Guides
This site will direct you to books and guides to help you plan your park visit. Buy them online or at your
Mapping the National Parks
This Library of Congress collection offers approximately 200 maps documenting the history, cultural aspects
and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. See how four National Parks were
originally mapped out and tour the parks themselves.
Browse this page of national park trails for beginner trekkers to expert trailblazers. Trails.com lists more
than 20,000 trails in the United States and Canada.
Use this ultimate park trip planner to book your hotel; shop for binoculars, park guides and other travel tools;
find maps; choose and plan activities; and get tips for your trip. With detailed descriptions of more than
35 parks, the biggest challenge may be picking a place to go.
National Parks Picture Gallery
For a stroll through the finest nature of our nation, you only need to go online. Yahoo's picture gallery of
over 8,000 national park photos is the perfect virtual escape from home.
Park by Park
Once you're set on a destination, check out the official park pages for more
detailed information about history, activities, lodging and parking. Here are the addresses for some