National Park Foundation

The official charity of America's national parks and nonprofit partner to the @NationalParkService. #WeAreParks #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of @bigbendnps , here is a calming view of a sunrise from the Santa Elena Canyon overlook. The Rio Grande River lazily winds through an awakening landscape. . Can you imagine the feel of the sun's rays greeting you for the day? Can you imagine how your lungs would feel as you fill them with the morning desert air? . Happy anniversary to this stunning #Texas marvel. . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: Henry Huey via @share_the_experience ]
Summer is the perfect time to explore all that your #NationalParks have to offer, and we want to see your trip photographs. . @UPRR and @GoParks invite you to recreate a vintage park photo as part of the Wonder + Wander Photo Challenge for a chance to win a free national park annual pass! . To see how to get started, head to the link in our bio. . #WonderWanderChallenge #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #ExploreAmericasBackyard
Calling all #postdocs : The @NationalParkService needs YOU! . Apply now for @GoParks ’s #ConwayScienceFellowship . Three fellows will be selected to conduct research that will help address some of the #NationalParkService ’s emerging resource management challenges. . You can make a difference – follow the link in our bio or head to . Help us get the word out! Tag a friend below, share this in your #InstaStory , spread the news! . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #WeAreParks . [📷: @biscaynenps ]
When the scenery is so beautiful that you’re moved to dance. . Something about the power of #NationalParks speaks to the artist within each of us. For , the enjoyment of the landscape’s beauty at @bigsouthforknps manifested itself through movement. . When was the last time the power of the place spoke to something within you? Comment below! . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: ]
@GlacierNPS celebrates its birthday today! And at 1-0-9, it's looking oh so fine. . This #Montana gem offers endless ways to explore. Comment below with your favorite activity to enjoy in #GlacierNationalPark ! . Haven’t had a chance to visit yet? Follow the link in our bio to learn about the “crown of the continent.” . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: Tracy Knapp via @share_the_experience ]
Do you know why Golden Spike National Historic Site and @UPRR are celebrating today? It’s the 150th anniversary of America’s first transcontinental railroad! . To see what activities are planned, head to the link in our bio. . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #Transcon150 #DONE . [📷: #NPS ]
What’s the best place you’ve ever camped? . We’re working on a feature for the site with recommendations on stunning places across the #NationalParkSystem to pitch your tent and we’d love to hear from you. . Let us know which places you’d recommend! . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: #NPS / @glacierbaynps ]
These waters used to run black. Industrial pollution used to flow into the river earning it the nickname of the “River of Ink.” That began to change in 1927. . In 1988, 25 miles of the #GauleyRiver and six miles of the #MeadowRiver became part of the @NationalParkService , designated as Gauley River National Recreation Area. . This is yet another inspiring story of #conservation , of restoring the health of an ecosystem, of preserving the natural wonder of the land. It is a story that reminds us of why we must protect our #NationalParks . . Today, thrilling #WhitewaterRafting through class V+ rapids, relaxing fishing opportunities, and primitive camping options entice visitors to explore this #WestVirginia gem. . Which #FindYourPark adventure moved you to action in service of your national parks? . #WeAreParks #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: Kevin King via @share_the_experience ]
"Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them." ~Buzz Aldrin . Those who have visited would agree that the journey to Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve is different than Aldrin's voyage to the moon, but the sentiment he describes is the same. . Walking through this #Idaho park, the volcanic geology makes you feel surrounded by an otherworldly and inhospitable landscape. Its eerie beauty sets the stage for an unforgettable experience. . On May 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge established this area as a #NationalPark for its "weird and scenic landscape, peculiar to itself." Happy 95th anniversary, #CratersOfTheMoonNationalMonument ! . This park, and the Caves Trail (which will take you to Indian Tunnel, pictured here) in particular, should be on your #FindYourPark bucket list! Follow the link in our bio for inspiration on planning a #LongWeekend through #LittleIda 's gems. . #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: #NPS / @jacobwfrank ]
In February, 1942, following the attack on #PearlHarbor , President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. The order authorized the Secretary of War to, without due process, detain nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans – men, women, and children – in remote, military-style camps. . Ten war relocation centers were built in remote deserts, plains, and swamps, including the area now known as @manzanarnps. #Manzanar is located in #California ’s Owens Valley of California between the #SierraNevada on the west and the Inyo mountains on the east. . #ManzanarNationalHistoricSite is just one of the @NatlParkService areas that protect and interpret Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage. This month, and year-round, take time to explore the many stories that weave together our collective history. . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #APAHM . [📷: Harri Knuutinen via @share_the_experience ]
That feeling when somebody asks you a super-involved question just as you put food in your mouth. . If you’re patient, quiet, and watchful, you just might catch a glimpse of some of the different #wildlife that call @AcadiaNPS home, like an American mink (pictured here). . If you’ve always wanted to make the trek to #Maine to #FindYourPark , check out the long-weekend itinerary linked in our bio. . #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: @billsweet62 via @share_the_experience ]
Powerful transformations can take hold amidst the isolation. Few places embody this truth like @ChannelIslandsNPS. . These five islands off the mainland coast of #California preserve over 2,000 animal and plant species, 145 of which are found nowhere else in the world. The park’s remote location enabled the ecosystem on the islands to thrive with limited human impact. . When’s the last time you had an opportunity to look out at something that fills you with peace and perspective? . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque . [📷: Aaron Echols via @share_the_experience ]
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