The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online
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Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is the location of a major battle with the Red Stick Creek Indians and General Andrew Jackson’s army along the Tallapoosa River in Alabama, which ended the Creek Indian Wars.
In March 1814, General Jackson’s army left Fort Williams on the Coosa, cut a 52-mile trail through the forest in three days, and on the 26th made camp six miles north of Horseshoe Bend. …Horseshoe Bend National Military Park » »
What is wild life?
Wildlife traditionally refers to non-domesticated animal species, but has come to include all plants, fungi and other organisms which grow or live wild in an area without being introduced by humans. …What is wild life? » »
Leave No Trace Principles
Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you – the world we all enjoy. Do your part to pass our nation’s heritage of outdoor recreation on to future generations in a pristine state. …Leave No Trace Principles » »
Seven items every bug out bag should contain
Building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task. These seven basic types of gear can be a good place to start. …Seven items every bug out bag should contain » »
Virgin Islands National Park
The hills, valleys and beaches of Virgin Islands National Park are breathtaking. Beyond its tropical beauty, 7,000 acres on the island of St. John help tell the complex history of civilizations – both free and enslaved – who utilized the land and the sea for more than a thousand years. …Virgin Islands National Park » »
Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness
Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness is 11,233-acres located within the White Mountain National Forest in western Maine. It is Maine’s largest wilderness area. The property is centered around Speckled Mountain and Caribou Mountain, separated from each other by about four miles of rugged and heavily-forested countryside. …Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness » »
Sipsey Wilderness Area is located in the William B. Bankhead National Forest of northwestern Alabama. It is the third largest wilderness east of the Mississippi River, with 24,922-acres. Sipsey is the largest and most frequently visited Wilderness area in Alabama and contains dozens of waterfalls. …Sipsey Wilderness » »
Militiamen occupying Malheur wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon
Jan 27, 2016 -The militiamen occupying Malheur wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have adopted increasingly bold and risky tactics in their protest against the federal government, raising questions about how long law enforcement officials can allow the standoff to continue.
The United States Congress designated the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in 1978 and it now has a total of 943,648 acres. Montana contains approximately 920,365 acres. Wyoming contains approximately 23,283 acres. The Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness is located in south central Montana, with a small portion in northern Wyoming, just north of Yellowstone National Park. The Wilderness is home to Montana’s tallest peak, the steep rocky mass known as Granite Peak.
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Bridger Wilderness Area
This rugged piece of the Rocky Mountains, extending for approximately 80 miles along the western slope of the Continental Divide, contains a unique combination of jagged granite rock, alpine forest, and open alpine meadows. All of this wilderness is located in Wyoming and is managed by the Forest Service. The Bridger Wilderness is bordered by the Fitzpatrick Wilderness to the northeast and the Popo Agie Wilderness to the southeast. …Bridger Wilderness Area » »
Cloud Peak Wilderness Area
Cloud Peak Wilderness Area was managed as the Cloud Peak Primitive Area as far back as 1932 and runs for 27 miles along the spine of the Big Horn Mountain Range in Wyoming. The United States Congress designated the Cloud Peak Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 189,039 acres. All of this wilderness is managed by the Forest Service. …Cloud Peak Wilderness Area » »