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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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Most people know Redwood National and State Parks as home to the tallest trees on Earth, but these California parks offer so much more. @Redwoodnps are home to vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways and nearly 40 miles of rugged coastline. Pictured here, morning light illuminates a field of lupines. Photo courtesy of Matt Walker ( @rootswalker). usinterior findyourpark

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The OwyheeRiver flows through the 1,000-foot deep "Grand Canyon" of Oregon. Named for a trio of Hawaiian trappers exploring the uncharted river, the word Owyhee is derived from an earlier version of “Hawaii.” Today this river is well-known by rafters for its remote beauty and technically challenging rapids. It's also a protected Wild & Scenic River to ensure its millions of years of history and archaeological value will be preserved for future generations. Photo by Bureau of Land Management. @mypubliclands usinterior

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With rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines and deep sheltered fjords, GlacierBay NationalPark is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage and part of a World Heritage Site. From sea to summit, @glacierbaynps offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration. Pictured here are two orcas swimming past the park’s South Marble Island. Photo courtesy of Nick Harrison ( @youthgroupnick). FindYourPark usinterior

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There are skies and then there are BlueRidgeParkway skies. The southern end of the parkway in NorthCarolina winds through the highest elevations, offering dramatic mountain top views. When photographer Robert Stephens chanced upon this scene at @blueridgenps's Bear Trap Gap, he said “It almost felt like an out of body experience. You can't believe what you're seeing, but it's there! I was so in awe of the light filtering over the ridges I had to remember to snap my shutter!” Photo courtesy of Robert Stephens ( @solitarytravelerphoto). FindYourPark usinterior

2 Days ago
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Here’s a moment of zen: Sunset on the first day of summer at CapeCod National Seashore ( @capecodnps) in Massachusetts. Video by NationalPark Service. FindYourPark usinterior

3 Days ago
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The sound of water babbling in a stream. Sunlight streaming through tall trees. The rich smell of the misty forest drifting on the air. Find your perfect nature moment at Olympic NationalPark in Washington. Photo @olympicnationalpark by Adam Jewell (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

3 Days ago
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Volcanic peaks, evergreen forests, and its incredibly blue water are some of the main attractions at CraterLake NationalPark in Oregon. But very little was known about what lies beneath these clear waters … until now. Recently, @USGS mapped the lake bottom to shed light on the geology, geomorphology and geologic history of Crater Lake. Photo by Chris Hatfield (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior FindYourPark

4 Days ago
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Within sight of NewYork City skyscrapers, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is an 18,000-acre wetland estuary surrounded by the Rockaway Peninsula to the south, Brooklyn to the west, and Queens to the east. An area almost equal to the size of Manhattan, the bay consists of numerous islands, a labyrinth of waterways, meadowlands and two freshwater ponds. The refuge provides an accessible and unique environment for both wildlife and urban recreation. Sunset photo @gatewaynps by Micael Fano (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

4 Days ago
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The longest day of the year, the summer solstice is when the sun reaches the most northern point of its migration: the Tropic of Cancer. The farther north you go, the more sunlight you get. Believe it or not, this gorgeous shot of Kenai National WildlifeRefuge in Alaska was taken at midnight a few summers ago. Photo by Gareth Blakemore (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior

5 Days ago
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Happy first day of summer from GrandTeton NationalPark in Wyoming. Photo @grandtetonnps by Manish Mamtani ( @mmamtani, www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior firstdayofsummer summersolstice

5 Days ago
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Whoa! Check out this great shot of a double rainbow 🌈 at Yosemite National Park in California. Photo from @yosemitenps's TunnelView by NationalPark Service. FindYourPark usinterior

6 Days ago
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Today we’re celebrating our national bird, the bald eagle, for AmericanEagleDay. On June 20, 1782, the baldeagle was placed at the center of the Great Seal of the United States and remains a symbol of our proud country. After a dramatic recovery, bald eagles are found in every state but Hawaii, soaring high and inspiring the nation. Photo from the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River in Alaska by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management. @mypubliclands usinterior

6 Days ago
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From lush rain forest to steaming lava lake, hiking on the Kīlauea Iki trail at Hawaii Volcanoes NationalPark is an amazing experience. The crater itself is a stark, gray landscape of rocky hills that slope down to a floor paved with cooled, hardened lava. The main attraction is Pu‘u Pua‘i (gushing hill), a volcanic cone created during a large eruption in 1959. Photo @hawaiivolcanoesnps by Rick Vega (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

7 Days ago
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Sometimes you just need to get away. Here’s a brilliant sunrise from Shenandoah NationalPark in Virginia. Photo @shenandoahnps courtesy of Chris Militzer ( @miliman12). FindYourPark usinterior

7 Days ago
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Happy FathersDay! There’s nothing better than sharing a special moment with dad on your public lands. Rick Scalf and his dad were photographing sunrise at RockyMountain NationalPark in Colorado when a rainbow started to appear. “We began shooting the scene in true amazement as this complete rainbow unfolded before our eyes.” Photo @rockynps by Rick Scalf (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior FindYourPark

8 Days ago
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The natural beauty of public lands can stop you in your tracks. When you see the amazing landscapes and stunning sunsets at Badlands NationalPark in SouthDakota, you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Photo @badlandsnps by Donna Schneider (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

9 Days ago
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On a moonless night, OldFaithful puts on quite a show as the fountain of water reaches for the stars. Photo at Yellowstone National Park ( @yellowstonenps) in Wyoming by the NationalPark Service. usinterior findyourpark MilkyWay

10 Days ago
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It’s WorldSeaTurtleDay -- a perfect chance to share this video of a baby sea turtle release. This release of Kemp's ridley hatchings from PadreIsland NationalSeashore in Texas is just one example of how the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are aiding the recovery of these magnificent animals. Seaturtles can live for decades and swim thousands of miles in their lifetimes. Kemp’s ridley are small, but leatherback turtles can weigh in at over 1,000 pounds. Video @padreislandnps by National Park Service. FindYourPark usinterior

10 Days ago
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It’s easy to see why the Paradise area of MountRainier NationalPark in Washington is so popular. It’s famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. At sunset, the day’s last light reflects off the Tatoosh Range in the distance, making for amazing photos. Photo @mountrainiernps courtesy of Matt Purciel ( @california_matt). FindYourPark usinterior

11 Days ago
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Over millions of years, wind and rain have eroded sediments from the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas, exposing the limestone of an ancient reef. Embedded in the stone just below the state’s highest peak, fossils records give evidence of Earth’s largest extinction. That’s just one chapter of this amazing landscape’s history, which also includes 10,000 years of human history from bloody conflicts between Mescalero Apaches and Buffalo Soldiers, the coming of ranchers and settlers, and finally, the making of GuadalupeMountains NationalPark. Photo @guadalupemountainsnps by Brandon Cozart (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

11 Days ago