Swaying prairie grasses, forested hillsides and an array of wildlife — such as bison, elk, and prairie dogs — welcome visitors to one of our country’s oldest national parks and one of its few remaining intact prairies. Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota protects one of the world’s longest caves. Photo of the park’s Red Valley at dawn by Glen Fredlund
Death Valley National Park is a national park in the U.S. states of California and Nevada located east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying an interface zone between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. The park protects the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and contains a diverse desert environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains. It is the largest national park in the lower 48 states and has been declared an International…
Glacier National Park in Montana is simply gorgeous this time of year. While on a hike to the park's Swiftcurrent Pass a few weeks ago, Park Ranger Oliver Goodman came across this stunning sight -- a turquoise waterfall with the mountains in the background. iPhone photo courtesy of Oliver Goodman. —via US Dept of the Interior FB
U.S. Department of the Interior May 31 · 2015 Many Glacier is considered the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana. Massive mountains, active glaciers, sparkling lakes, hiking trails and abundant wildlife make this a favorite of visitors and locals alike. View from one of the overlooks in Many Glacier. Photo by Jacob Barber (www.sharetheexperience.org). — at Glacier National Park.
Virgin Islands National Park is a tropical paradise with breathtaking hills, valleys and beaches. With 7,000-plus acres on the island of St. John, Virgin Islands National Park offers snow-white sand dotted by palm trees, coral reefs, pre-historic sites and Bay Rum Tree forests. Pictured here is sunset over the park's Trunk Bay -- considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Photo by Kerry Childers (www.sharetheexperience.org). — at Virgin Islands National Park.