National Park Week 2021 is April 17 -25. Every April, the National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation join forces to celebrate America’s treasured national parks. It’s the perfect time to honor the parks by exploring the parklands, preserving their history, and supporting efforts to protect wildlife and the environment.
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate National Park Week.
1. Visit a National Park
There is no better way to celebrate National Park Week than to #RecreateResponibly and #FindYourPark.
There are over 400 national parks across the country— each telling a unique and evolving story of our past, present, and future.
- Experience Yosemite Valley’s towering waterfalls, Sequoia trees, cliffs, and unique rock formations at California’s Yosemite National Park.
- Hike the Narrows of Zion Canyon in Utah’s Zion National Park.
- Explore the glaciers and the Highline Trail at Montana’s Glacier National Park.
- Revel in the wonder of the Grand Canyon and the wildlife in Hayden Valley at Yellowstone National Park.
What are you waiting for? Find a park and experience these natural wonders first-hand.
Even better, park entry fees are waived on Saturday, April 17 to kick off the National Park Week celebration!
2. Take a Virtual Tour of a Park
Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Celebrate digitally with one of these tours or experiences that you can access from anywhere.
- Arches National Park Minute Out In It Series and Arches 360
- Canyonlands National Park Orientation and Canyonlands 360
- Death Valley National Park Video Series
- Denali National Park & Preserve Virtual Tours and Interactive Panoramas
- Grand Canyon National Park Virtual Tours
- Mojave National Preserve Photo Tour
- Mount Rainier National Park Map Virtual Tour and Mount Rainier 360
- Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Virtual Visits
- Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours
3. Participate in National Park Week Theme Days
Each day of National Park Week has its own theme. Find out more about each day’s celebration and how you can join in!
4. Play National Park Games Online
Have some fun and test your knowledge with some of these online games from the National Park Service.
5. Join the National Parks Conversation on Social Media
6. Volunteer or Donate to the National Park Foundation
Celebrate National Park Week by making a donation to the National Park Foundation and help protect these national treasures for generations to come.
Get involved! The National Park Service offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups as part of the Volunteers-In-Parks program.
So, how will you celebrate National Park Week?
- National Parks: A Century Of Service And Beyond
- Your Guide to Visiting National and State Parks
- Go Stargazing at Moab’s Dark Sky Parks