Are you ready for your summer vacation? If you are still searching for a memorable outdoor adventure, look into visiting one of our spectacular National Parks. You can find national parks in every state and you are sure to find more fun than your schedule can handle. The key to a successful summer vacation at a National park is planning. Here are a few tips to make your trip a success.
- Most national parks don't even charge an entrance fee. Admission for those parks that do range from $3 to $25, good for an entire carload of people for a week. And some days are fee free! An annual pass, to all of our parks, is also an option.
- Find A Park gets you where you want to go. Select a park from the list or use the map to search by state.
- Once you've decided where you're headed, check out the park's online Plan Your Visit section. You'll find great things to do, maps, calendars, directions, park brochures, and operating hours.
- Be sure to read the park's Basic Information section so you can have a safe, enjoyable visit.
- If you're traveling with children, learn more about the Junior Ranger Program. It's sure to be a hit with the kids.
- If you're traveling with pets, be sure to check with the park. Many of our parks allow pets on leashes and in campgrounds, some even have kennels. You'll generally find pet information in the Plan Your Visit section or contact the park (see each park's Contact Us page for details).
- Check out www.recreation.gov. You can make online reservations for some of our tours and campgrounds here, as well as learn about activities at other recreation sites.