Three volunteers checking water samples with a ranger

Join in National Public Lands Day

You're invited to participate in hundreds of volunteer projects across the country or to simply enjoy visiting the parks.

People sitting on a mast unfurling a sail

A Pirate's Life

National parks tell tales of pirates and privateers who played a part in shaping the seas and the nation.

Mess hall at Manzanar

Uncovering a Homefront History

Grants are available for the preservation, research, and interpretation of World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites.

Two dancers onstage

Getaway to Chamizal National Memorial

Celebrate U.S. and Mexican heritage at this memorial dedicated to international friendship on the Texas-Mexico border.

Horseback rider next to Rock Creek with mountains in the distance

Answer the Call of the Wild

National parks protect some of the most diverse and sensitive habitats in the country. Choose your adventure.

Park ranger talking to news reporter

National Park News

Find the latest news and events, search for images and videos, and discover facts and figures about the national parks.

Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

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Experience the sounds of national parks in this new public service announcement from the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. Park images and sounds serenade the National Park Service on the occasion of its 100th birthday in 2016.