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National Parks

"National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst." -Wallace Stegner, 1983.

Our national parks are welcoming visitors with open arms, though in response to the COVID-19 pandemic they are doing so gradually. Visit our Yellowstone National Park page and Grand Teton National Park page for reopening details. Also explore so much of what's available to you below!

Help us protect wildlife within our national parks

This 3 minute survey will help wildlife biologist and wildlife rehabilitation specialists understand human-wildlife interactions that will influence new educational materials and outreach efforts.

Sit back, relax, and view the famous Teton Mountain Range - and other incredible views - in real time on our webcams.

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National Park Fun Facts 

  • In the National Park System, there are 407 sites covering more than 84 million acres of land
  • In the National Park System there are: 124 historical parks or sites, 78 national monuments, 59 national parks, 25 battlefields or military parks, 18 preserves, 18 recreational areas, 10 seashores, 4 parkways, 4 lakeshores and 2 reserves
  • There are 27,000 historic and prehistoric structures preserved within the National Parks System
  • There is 1 active volcano, thousands of petrified trees, and almost 300 waterfalls in Yellowstone National Park(the first National Park ever!) 
  • Grand Tetons, Jackson's iconic feature, is 40 miles long and is actually the youngest range in the Rocky mountains
  • The largest living things in the world are in National Parks: Sequoia trees and Alaskan brown bears (the world’s largest living carnivores)

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