The National Park Service celebrated its 100-year anniversary last year and has garnered a lot of attention recently as the Alt National Park Service sprang up in response to the recent Presidential administration. All politics aside, these parks are a legacy that we must cherish and preserve at all costs.
The National Park system includes 417 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.
Some of my earliest travel memories include trips to National Parks such as Badlands, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to visit over half of the 58 National Parks, which I keep track of here. I plan to add another half-dozen to my list this year! These are some of my favorite National Parks photos.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Everglades National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
I have favorite National Park photos, but I could never choose a favorite National Park. Zion, Grand Canyon and Big Bend are pretty high up there, though! There are still so many more to explore!
Wondering how you can help our National Parks?
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Have you spent time in the US National Parks? What was your favorite?