This Land Is Your Land: Why National Parks Matter

Our national parks are public treasures that provide more than a window to our past or a means to preserve the natural bounty within them. They’re some of the most beautiful places on Earth, where you can rekindle your sense of awe and adventure.



Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring; Yellowstone National Park; Wyoming
PHOTO: JUDD PATTERSON
Mount McKinley
Mount McKinley; Denali National Park and Preserve; Alaska
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
MINDEN PICTURES/YVA MOMATIUK & JOHN EASTCOTT
Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park
MINDEN PICTURES/TIM FITZHARRIS
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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National Park of American Samoa
National Park of American Samoa
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Young Grizzly
A young grizzly rests on a piece of driftwood in Katmai National Park in Alaska. National park habitats have been crucial to the survival of these bears and other American wildlife.
MINDEN PICTURES/SUZI ESZTERHAS
Acadia National Park
Sunrise on Eagle Lake; Acadia National Park; Maine
MINDEN PICTURES/CARR CLIFTON
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
LOWELL SIMON/DAVID LIEBMAN
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
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