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Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future. This is the official account for the Department.
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Happy birthday, Zion National Park! On this day in 1919, NationalPark was established. Utah’s first national park, @zionnps protects some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. It includes 229 square miles of high plateaus, a maze of sandstone canyons and waterfalls with colorful hanging gardens that are so stunning they look surreal. Photo by Kuang-Yu Jen (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark

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It doesn’t take long for fall to turn into winter at Glacier National Park ( @glaciernps) in Montana. While the falling snow brings road closures and smaller crowds, it also opens the season for skiing and snowshoeing in the park. There are options for all ability levels and trails that offer access to spectacular scenery cloaked in winter’s blanket of white. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, NationalPark Service. usinterior findyourpark

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BearRiver Migratory Bird Refuge in Utah is an oasis for waterbirds and wildlife. The wildliferefuge protects the marshes found at the mouth of the Bear River -- the largest freshwater component of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem -- and provides critical habitat for over 250 species of migratory birds that move through the area annually by the millions to rest and feed. Photo by Jana M. Cisar, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( @usfws). usinterior

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It’s NationalTakeAHikeDay! Some of the best places in the country to enjoy a walk outdoors are on public lands. National parks, wildlife refuges and recreation areas -- as well as National Scenic Trails, National Recreation Trails and National Historic Trails -- are amazing places to exercise, marvel at stunning landscapes, learn incredible stories and make lasting memories. Here’s a great view from the famous South Kaibab Trail at GrandCanyon National Park in Arizona. Where will you FindYourWay? Photo @grandcanyonnps by Michael Quinn, NationalPark Service. usinterior

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Table Rock Wilderness in Oregon is a steep and rugged terrain with a quiet forest of Douglas fir and western hemlock, crowds of rhododendron on many of the upper slopes and an island of old growth in an ocean of forest development. A remnant of a lava flow that once covered this region along the western foothills of the Cascades, the "fortress" of TableRock stands at 4,881 feet above the northeastern portion of this small wilderness. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management ( @mypubliclands). usinterior

3 Days ago
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Dive into adventure at Biscayne National Park in Florida. Stretching out from a shoreline fringed with mangrove forest, the majority of the park covers the aquamarine waters of Biscayne Bay and extends into the Atlantic Ocean. Boating and fishing are popular activities, but some of the best views of Biscayne are found under the water, exploring the third largest coral reef in the world. Photo @biscaynenps by Shaun Wolfe, NationalPark Service. FindYourPark usinterior

3 Days ago
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CraterLake National Park in Oregon is one of the snowiest places in the country. ❄️⛄️❄️ In early November, the park is already wearing a blanket of snow. The North Entrance Road and Rim Drive are closed, but the park is open, and at Rim Village, you can enjoy stunning views of the lake and landscape shining in white and blue. Photo by NationalPark Service. usinterior findyourpark

4 Days ago
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Katmai National Park and Preserve is world-renowned for brown bear viewing. 🐻🐻 About 2,200 brown bears are estimated to inhabit the park, and more bears than people are estimated to live on Alaska Peninsula. For those who visit the park (or are frequent viewers of BearCam), they can learn about a bear’s behavior -- like this mama and her three cubs standing up. Bear cubs often imitate their mother’s every move, and standing on hind legs allows bears to get a better view or smell of what’s around them. Photo by A. Ramos, NationalPark Service ( @alaskanps). usinterior findyourpark

4 Days ago
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Few landscapes in the world are as striking and memorable as that of GrandTeton NationalPark. Located in northwestern Wyoming, the Teton Range dominates @grandtetonnps’s skyline, forests carpet the mountainsides and noisy streams cascade down rocky canyons to larger lakes. As fall turns into winter, we have amazing summer memories like this one to tide us over until next year. Photo from Taggart Lake Trail courtesy of Nick Harrison ( @nicksjourneys). usinterior findyourpark

5 Days ago
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GuadalupeMountains National Park has the four highest peaks in Texas, an ancient fossil reef, desert, dunes, canyons, wildlife and a touch of fall color. In McKittrick Canyon, the maples are putting on quite a show this autumn. With lots of trails for hiking and horseback riding, you’ll find the perfect place for your fall pictures. Photo @guadalupemountainsnps by NationalPark Service. FindYourPark usinterior

5 Days ago
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Many first-time visitors at PointReyes National Seashore think that they can see everything within a day, but they soon realize that to really explore California’s @pointreyesnps requires much more than a day. From a leisurely drive that winds its way over Inverness Ridge and a hike up Mt. Wittenberg under towering Douglas firs to a walk along expansive sand beaches and a stroll through the Cypress tree tunnel, there is something new to discover with every visit. Photo courtesy of Matt Walker ( @rootswalker). usinterior findyourpark

6 Days ago
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Thanks to a recent donation, Sabinoso Wilderness in NewMexico is now publicly accessible for the first time since it was established. Hikers, hunters, photographers, horseback riders and outdoor enthusiasts can now marvel at the sandstone cliffs of Canyon Largo, gorgeous cottonwood and ponderosa forests, and ancient pueblo ruins. With very little evidence of humans, the wilderness is an excellent place to find solitude and recreation. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management ( @mypubliclands). usinterior

6 Days ago
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PicturedRocks National Lakeshore is an autumn paradise. With some 90 miles of trails at this Michigan destination that is located along LakeSuperior's south shore, there is a hike for you. As you stroll through the woods, take in the quiet sounds of the forest and the warm sunlight filtering through the golden leaves -- it’ll renew your mind and body. Photo @picturedrocksnps by Anna Day (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark puremichigan

7 Days ago
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On VeteransDay, we say thank you to all the men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Memorials across the country honor our brave veterans and make sure that we never forget their dedication and sacrifice. Photo of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall and Memorial Parks in WashingtonDC courtesy of Nathan Jones. usinterior findyourpark

8 Days ago
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Whether it's the tall seastacks that dot the coast, crystal waters of Lake Ozette or grandeur of the old growth forests, Olympic NationalPark's coastal areas are full of opportunities to explore diverse landscapes. Don’t forget, all public lands are waiving their entrance fees this weekend in honor of Veterans Day! Photo of @olympicnationalpark Point of the Arches at sunset by Andy Porter (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark optoutside

9 Days ago
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Watching sunrise from TunnelView at Yosemite NationalPark never gets old. In the autumn, the sun’s first light fills the sky with vibrant colors, making for a breathtaking view. Photo @yosemitenps by Phillip Espinasse (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark

10 Days ago
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This time of year, Florida beaches call to people and animals alike. At St. Marks National WildlifeRefuge, migratory birds are finding their winter homes in forests and wetlands. Waterfowl populations reach their peak between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The refuge’s 43 miles of gulf coastline are perfect for birdwatching and gorgeous sunsets. Photo by Neil Hostnick (www.sharetheexperience.org). @usfws usinterior

10 Days ago
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Fall’s waning light reaches across canyon skies, illuminating the landscape of CastleView in Utah. As winter approaches, days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting colder, but Utah’s national parks still offer a multitude of fun and adventure. Photo courtesy of Mark E. Miller. usinterior findyourpark

11 Days ago
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Over 1.25 million years ago, a massive volcanic eruption created a 13-mile wide dimple in northern NewMexico. Hot springs, fumaroles and Redondo Peak, a 11,00-foot tall lava dome, reveal the caldera’s geologic past. Most of the area is now part of VallesCaldera National Preserve. Native Americans in the area used volcanic obsidian for arrowheads and spear points, starting a hunting tradition that lives on in the park today. Photo @vallescaldera by Andrew Gordon (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

11 Days ago
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It seems like every picture of Glacier NationalPark in Montana is more beautiful than the last. The incredible landscapes of mountains, lakes, rivers and forests pose under dramatic skies, begging to be immortalized with the click of a camera. In every season and in every light, this park is a photographer’s dream come true. Photographer Nicholas Parker captured this amazing moment two weeks ago along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Photo @glaciernps courtesy of Nicholas Parker ( @traunfoto). FindYourPark usinterior

12 Days ago