National Park Camping and Activities

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National Park Travel

If you're planning a trip to a national park, you're not alone. Millions visit America's protected parklands every year, and the Web has responded. Enthusiasts can brush up on historical background of parks, or check out sites with practical advice about how to get there and where to stay. Park sports and activities are also detailed on the Web, along with gear suggestions. Below, we've collected sites to get you out into the great outdoors.

US National Parks

Start with sites that provide an overview of national parks. They often serve as gateways to sites ... read more »

History of National Parks

America's first national park was established in the early 19th century. Ever since, parks have ... read more »

National Park Camping and Activities

Camping ranks high on any list of popular park activities, as do hiking, boating, biking, climbing, and sightseeing. With such a range of activities, there's an abundance of information available on the Internet, whether you're looking for adventure or just want to sit by the campfire whittling sticks.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The National Park Service site provides an excellent "Things To Do" section for each park. You'll be guided through the activities offered.
  • A lot of the best sites devoted to particular sports, such as rock climbing or kayaking, are run by enthusiasts. For that reason, it's a good idea not to limit your investigations to the official and commercial sites.
  • The piloting of motorized boats is strictly regulated in order to protect wildlife and because of a lack of water. However, several western parks have recreation areas nearby with lakes that are open to boating. In the National Park Service guides, look for a link called "Nearby Attractions." Any local recreation area will be listed there.

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Staying in a National Park

Not only can you compare campsites and different lodgings with ease using the sites collected here, ... read more »

National Parks Abroad

Parkland across the globe is as varied as the world's nations, embracing both the English landscape ... read more »

Wilderness Organizations

National park supporters organize on both national and local levels. Your particular interests and ... read more »

National Park Volunteer Opportunities

One constant has always characterized the national parks: a lack of both money and manpower. ... read more »

Working in a National Park

Having a job in a national park could mean working for a nonprofit organization such as the ... read more »

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