America's Great Outdoors
Viewed from the road, Joshua Tree National Park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!Photo: Robb Hannawacker, NPS

Viewed from the road, Joshua Tree National Park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!

Photo: Robb Hannawacker, NPS

There are many amazing sights to see at Grand Canyon National Park. Lightning storm over the North Rim would be one of them. Photo: Michael Leonard (www.sharetheexperience.org)

There are many amazing sights to see at Grand Canyon National Park. Lightning storm over the North Rim would be one of them.

Photo: Michael Leonard (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area chronicles two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco. Plus it has killer views like this one. Photo: David Roof (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area chronicles two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco. Plus it has killer views like this one.

Photo: David Roof (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Sunset over Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.Photo: Austin Leih (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Sunset over Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

Photo: Austin Leih (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Gorgeous sunrise over Biscayne National Park in Florida.Photo: Shane Harrington

Gorgeous sunrise over Biscayne National Park in Florida.

Photo: Shane Harrington

Another national park has joined Instagram! Click here to follow Zion National Park for more stunning photos of the Watchman and other iconic locations. And don’t forget we are on Instagram as well. Check us out here!Photo: Clint Losee (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Another national park has joined Instagram! Click here to follow Zion National Park for more stunning photos of the Watchman and other iconic locations. 

And don’t forget we are on Instagram as well. Check us out here!

Photo: Clint Losee (www.sharetheexperience.org)

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect breeding habitat for the endangered California least tern and the threatened western snowy plover. The refuge also provides habitat for other endangered species, including the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Morro blue butterfly, shoulder band dune snail, and 16 rare or endangered plant species. Photo: Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes NWR/ Ian Shive

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect breeding habitat for the endangered California least tern and the threatened western snowy plover. The refuge also provides habitat for other endangered species, including the California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, Morro blue butterfly, shoulder band dune snail, and 16 rare or endangered plant species. 

Photo: Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes NWR/ Ian Shive

A beautiful sunrise over Lake Clark National Park and Preserve yesterday morning.Photo: National Park Service

A beautiful sunrise over Lake Clark National Park and Preserve yesterday morning.

Photo: National Park Service

Summer storm in Anaktuvuk Pass - Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.Photo: National Park Service

Summer storm in Anaktuvuk Pass - Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

Photo: National Park Service

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.Photo: David Kiene (www.sharetheexperience.org)

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

Photo: David Kiene (www.sharetheexperience.org)