National & State Parks
Hit the road in an Outdoorsy RV, motorhome, or van and enjoy these awesome National and State Parks scattered around the United States of America.
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Fire Island National Seashore is made up of 26 miles of national seashore in New York State’s Suffolk County. Fire Island itself is a 30-mile-long island accessible to the Long Island mainland by two bridges.Set along the Great South Bay, this strip of seashore is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports, such as canoeing, fishing, boating, kayaking, and more.
Discover one of America's deepest lakes. The collapsed, dormant volcano of Crater Lake National Park is a stunning landmark and a unique location for guests to get aquatic. Encircling the great lake are old-growth forests and spectacular cliffs that help to solidify Crater Lake National Park as one of Oregon's most awe-inspiring, beautiful vistas.
When you visit Denali National Park and Preserve, you’ll become immersed in a wonderland of six million acres of enchanting wilderness, alpine tundras, and snow-capped mountains. Located in Interior Alaska, this national treasure is home to the highest peak in North America, Denali, which towers over the stunning landscape at just over 20,000 feet.
About 50 miles northwest of the Four Corners boundary of southeast Utah is Natural Bridges National Monument. Located at the junction of White Canyon and Armstrong Canyon, the monument is home to the thirteenth largest natural bridge in the world, along with two other natural bridges. The park’s three bridges (named Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu) were formed by erosion.
Muir Woods National Monument is located on Mount Tamalpais in southwestern Marin County in California. Named after naturalist John Muir, the park is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The National Monument is 12 miles north of San Francisco and protects 554 acres, including 240 acres of old growth coast redwood forests, with trees ranging from 400-800 years old.
Fascinated by fossils? Fossil Butte National Monument in southwest Wyoming is a paradise for fossil lovers. Well-preserved fossils are frequently found on the flat topped ridges in this high elevation sagebrush desert. The park is the discovery site of some of the world's best-preserved fossils, which include species of fish, insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants, from the time the area had a subtropical landscape and lake.
fExperience the ocean, beaches, marshes, maritime forests, and bays at Assateague Island National Seashore. Established in 1962 to protect this unique coastal environment, this park is a fascinating destination with miles of white sand beaches, wild horse herds and a plethora of bird species to discover.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is found in its namesake town and is located just outside the larger metropolitan city known as Colorado Springs. The area the monument rests on is home to over 1700 fossil deposits including some species of redwood trees that span 14 feet. Many of the fossil artifacts located in this region are extremely detailed and fragile.
Dinosaur National Monument stretches from Colorado to Utah and is almost 211,000 acres in size. Both Colorado and Utah have unique features for visitors to explore. In Utah, the dinosaur quarry has over 1500 fossils embedded into the cliff walls. In Colorado, visitors can take in stunning views of the canyons carved by the Green and Yampa rivers. Dinosaur fossils can only be viewed on the west end of the monument in Utah.
Olympic National Park’s outstanding sandy beaches highlighted by a rugged coastline to the jaw-dropping Olympic Mountains, mixed with tropical and temperate rainforests, are hard to find in most places. Visitors can spend time reflecting on the park’s spectacular views along the Hoh and Quileute Rivers, or possibly even spot a cougar sneaking through the woods while backpacking!
Established in 1907, the Tonto National Monument is situated in the Tonto Basin of the Upper Sonoran Desert in Arizona, and protects two prehistoric cliff dwellings of the Salado people. These people occupied the region in the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, suddenly and inexplicably abandoning the villages developed here about 500 years ago.
The Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River features beautiful canyons, scenic landscapes, and wetland corridors that draw nature lovers for unforgettable adventures. This 15 sq. mile natural beauty located in Texas, just by Big Bend National Park, is a place to view the powerful and erosive action of water on rocks through time. The rocks that were deposited in the area millions of years ago have been shaped into beautiful landscapes by the Rio Grande.
You might be wondering what you can do to support Rocky Mountain National Park, which closed March 20 until further notice due to social-distance mandates. When parks close, they lose valuable revenue that they need to keep the park programs going. Paying staff, caring for wildlife and habitats, caring for displays, keeping up grounds, and patrolling the area all cost money, and parks could suffer if we don’t help them during this crisis.
National Park Week would usually see Yosemite packed to the brim with nature lovers in search of tumbling waterfalls, goliath granite cliffs, and David Attenborough-worthy wildlife encounters. Instead, campgrounds are empty, trails are deserted, and coyotes, bears, and even bobcats are roaming the roads.
Encompassing five islands within a remarkable ocean environment, Channel Islands National Park is a great place to enjoy water-related pursuits. Located off the coast of Ventura, California, this national park protects and preserves a wealth of cultural and natural resources that are found nowhere else. Camping in this park in southern California promises to be a wonderful experience.
There aren’t many national parks as iconic, or as breathtakingly beautiful, as Yellowstone. From Old Faithful and Mount Washburn to towering waterfalls, pristine forests, and fascinating wildlife, Yellowstone National Park is overflowing with must-see sights and experiences.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located in North Carolina. The national seashore preserves an area of the Outer Banks between Bodie Island and Ocracoke Island. These islands are constantly changing due to shifting currents, tides, and weather. The area is rich in history and historical figures. The most notorious of these figures is likely Blackbeard, the 18th-century pirate who was known to pillage ships along the Atlantic Coast.
Featuring an imposing 14,411-foot high active volcano, Mount Rainier National Park is a great choice for your next RV getaway in Washington. The park is one of the oldest in the nation with its history dating back to 1899 when President William McKinley signed a bill authorizing its creation.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument is a 65 hectare site in Utah, that preserves one of the world's largest natural bridges, the Rainbow Bridge. Located in the canyon-lands of southeastern Utah, the bridge is 290 feet high and spans 275 feet across, attracting upwards of 60,000 visitors annually. Proclaimed a National Monument in 1910 by President William Howard Taft, the bridge has a huge cultural significance to the Navajo Indians who resided in this region for centuries.
The Middle Delaware National Scenic River is a designated 40-mile (64.4 km) stretch of riverfront within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Pennsylvania. Surrounded by 100 miles (161 km) of magical streams, waterfalls, mountains, and hiking trails - including the Appalachian Trail - there are plenty of outdoorsy activities to keep RV campers busy here.
Located on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina and featuring three beautiful undeveloped barrier islands, Cape Lookout National Seashore is a must see National Seashore. Cape Lookout National Seashore preserves a 56-mile area that features many historical landmarks, including two historic villages on Core Banks, Shackleford's wild horses, and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. The area was first recognized for protection in 1966 and was later named a North Carolina Natural Heritage Area in 1986.
Indiana Dunes, the 61st and newest addition to the US National Parks, will show you some of the most beautiful scenery that the American Midwest has to offer. Located along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, boasting marshland trails and miles of sandy beaches, you'll find that you might never want to leave Indiana.