America's Great Outdoors
This moose calf in Grand Teton National Park is finding that those itchy spots on your lower back are reeaallly hard to reach… (photo credit D. Lehle)

This moose calf in Grand Teton National Park is finding that those itchy spots on your lower back are reeaallly hard to reach… (photo credit D. Lehle)

Grand Teton National Park by Gary Rowe. 
Lightning striking Horsehoe Bend on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming.Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Lightning striking Horsehoe Bend on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming.

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Saturday morning, early risers found the the Yellowstone River Valley inundated by fog where it passes along the Blacktail Deer Plateau in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Saturday morning, early risers found the the Yellowstone River Valley inundated by fog where it passes along the Blacktail Deer Plateau in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Spring sunset on the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: National Park Service

Spring sunset on the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: National Park Service

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We hope you all have as much fun today with your moms as this bison calf is having in Yellowstone National Park.Photo: Linda Dodge (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! We hope you all have as much fun today with your moms as this bison calf is having in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo: Linda Dodge (www.sharetheexperience.org).

Looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America’s national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not a boring class lecture.The National Park Service is proud to once again join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present on April 19-27, 2014, National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.You can plan your visit by what you want to do, or where you want to go … or you can browse our event calendar and check out the special programs offered throughout the week. On opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to 20, every national park will give you free admission!Photo of Grand Teton National Park by Arianna Grainey (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Looking for something fun and fantastic to do with family and friends? Head out to America’s national parks where millions of stars light up the dark night sky, deer and antelope (and a few other critters!) play on the wide open range, and history is an unbelievable experience, not a boring class lecture.

The National Park Service is proud to once again join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present on April 19-27, 2014, National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.

You can plan your visit by what you want to do, or where you want to go … or you can browse our event calendar and check out the special programs offered throughout the week. On opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to 20, every national park will give you free admission!

Photo of Grand Teton National Park by Arianna Grainey (www.sharetheexperience.org)

"Share the road" takes on a whole new meaning in Yellowstone National Park. More on spring biking in the park at http://go.nps.gov/1x6y2m.Photo: National Park Service

"Share the road" takes on a whole new meaning in Yellowstone National Park. More on spring biking in the park at http://go.nps.gov/1x6y2m.

Photo: National Park Service

142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)

142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.

Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)

This photo is for everyone who is ready for spring/fall. Sunrise at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.Photo: Robert McKinney (www.sharetheexperience.org)

This photo is for everyone who is ready for spring/fall. Sunrise at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.

Photo: Robert McKinney (www.sharetheexperience.org)