National Park Fans

Support Our Sponsors

National Park Fans (2,178 members)

This group is for anyone who enjoys our national parks and wants to share their experiences with others. 

National Park Fans Feed

  • Will-and-Judy
    Will-and-Judy :
    We are taking the grandkids to SD this weekend. Who has suggestions on the "Must See" parks in the area and perhaps an order to see them in? There are so many to choose from... :)
    • 27 minutes ago
    • Will-and-Judy
      MaryAnnWendland Of course, Mt. Rushmore is a must. But, Custer State Park is wonderful. If you do Mt. Rushmore early in the morning, you can then go to Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway, and into Custer State Park. Lunch at Legion Lake is easy and has a beautiful view. A ...  more
      • 14 minutes ago
  • c&dyaker
    c&dyaker :
    In some ways this is a heart breaker in other ways it's great to see people interested in public lands
    http://rvtravel.com/coming-soo...  more
    Reservations required to visit a National Park? – RV Travel
    • July 23
    • · via iPad
  • MaryAnne J
    MaryAnne J:
    We are going up to Acadia next summer, we have a 32ft 5r. Will we be able to stay in the park? If not does anyone recommend a nice park nearby?
    • July 22
    • · via iPad
    • Corgi Carriage - Dale & Sandi and 3 others like this.
    • MaryAnne J
      Corgi Carriage - Dale & Sandi Acadia is in Maine. Arcadia is in Florida. At least as I remember. MaryAnne J, which place are you going?  Hide 1 Reply
    • MaryAnne J
      K10 Deployment Unit My wife and I stayed in SeaWall campground, in the park,  last summer and had no problem fitting our 35ft class-A.  It does not have any hook-ups but it has a dump station with potable water. If you decide to stay there you will want to make res...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • MaryAnne J
      Marv/Grace We are at Narrows Too campground about 10 miles from Acadia NP. It has long pull throughs and backins, a view of the Bay, with 3 point hooks and the NP shuttle stops here every 1/2 hour. Fairly nice park except the roads are gravel and dusty. It is also b...  more
      • Mon at 5:06 AM
    • MaryAnne J
      Kay and Russ Wallace If you are going to Maine, I would suggest also going to Lily Bay CG on Mousehead Lake. It is definitely worth the trip. I have always seen Moose in that area on every trip. Don't hit one, it would ruin your day.
       
    • MaryAnne J
      Benji & Sandra Don't know much about ME but by 34 yr old and wife go to Old Orchard Beach (?) annually memorial weekend.
      • 55 minutes ago
  • Travelinlady
    Travelinlady :
    Enjoyed our drive to Mount Baker in Washington the drive was very beautiful. Make sure you stop and follow the side road to the Nooksack Falls. The snow was about about 30 feet high at the end of the road.
    • July 20
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray and 1 other like this.
    • Travelinlady
      Heather & Bert :-O
      • July 21
  • Thedillmans
    Thedillmans:
    Visited Lassen National Park and was amazed to see so much snow still. When we went Bumpass Hell was still closed due to snow (7/4/17). These pictures are from Helen Lake. Would love to go back and see more.
    • July 20
    • · via iPhone
    • Camping through My Eyes and 3 others like this.
    • Thedillmans
      Rita and Bob We plan to go but wondering if it's possible to hike with all the snow? Great pics! Hide 1 Reply
    • Thedillmans
      Vermilye 2014 must have been a good year for a Bumpass hike - no snow i at the end of June: http://lakeshoreimages.com/14trip/day264.html
    • Thedillmans
      Thedillmans We hiked the Mill Creek Falls and came across a little snow but was passable. Still plenty to see and do. Check out the Lava Tubes just outside the park.
  • Cajunville (John & Laurie)
    Cajunville (John & Laurie) :
    This was posted on Escapees. The National Park Senior Pass price increase is effective Aug 28, 2017 from $10 to $80 for lifetime passes.
    • July 18
    • Bill & Jen Fuller and 3 others like this.
    • Cajunville (John & Laurie)
      Sweetie and Rick Wow.Big increase
      • July 18
    • Cajunville (John & Laurie)
      Benji & Sandra Been hearing this for a while but others have said the price hasn't gone up yet.
      • July 18
    • Cajunville (John & Laurie)
      Lynda and Ralph Yep, August 28, 2017 is the date of the increase. Here is a website with the info.  It's still a great deal  at $80  lifetime membership. http://www.independent.com/news/2017/jul/17/national-park-senior-pass-increasing-10-80/
  • Tom & Donna Cason
    Tom & Donna Cason:
    We are headed to Yosemite NP in couple days - not to familiar with the west. Suggestions or advice welcome! TIA
    • July 18
    • · via iPhone
    • Becca Ray likes this.
    • Tom & Donna Cason
      ChuckCorel Ok, everybody Loves the Valley but the east entrance at Tuolomne Meadows in the high country is beautiful, has awesome hiking with lake and valley views. It's less populated (touristy) and try to make the drive to Mono Lake on hwy395 at Lee Vining while y...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • Tom & Donna Cason
      Thedillmans Huge fire up that area right now. Check out the detwiler fire. 70,000 acres burned. Air quality will be bad.
      • July 20
    • Tom & Donna Cason
      Rita and Bob Just left there today, Detailer fire has destroyed visibility in the Park.
      • July 20
    • Tom & Donna Cason
      Rita and Bob Sorry, Detwiler Fire
      • July 20
    • Tom & Donna Cason
      Tom & Donna Cason Thanks for the info!!!
      • July 21
  • Catrike
    Catrike:
    We are thinking about visiting Olympic National Park. Any recommendations for a campground for big rigs?
    • July 16
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray likes this.
    • Catrike
      Kathy Heimer I've not been there yet but if you have a pad or smartphone there are several apps that are for campgrounds Allstay is one RV Parky is another GS (Good Sam)has one as well Passport America! 
    • Catrike
      Judithlb American Heritage campground near Olympia is a good one. Private sites in the pine trees (they gave us a double site at no extra charge), nice people, well run. Discount for Vets. From there you can split visits to east side and west side of park. You c...  more
    • Catrike
      Wolfdriver We like John Wayne Resort in Sequim. 
    • Catrike
      Northforkers We liked Shadow Mountain RV Resort, Port Angeles, WA and loved Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA in 2015  (41' class A)
  • Mike and Gail
    Mike and Gail :
    We just visited today Kobuk NP, landed on the sand dunes and Gates of the Arctic, landed on the river bank.
    • July 15
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray and 4 others like this.
    • Mike and Gail
      DaveVB What piolet or service did you use to get to the parks?
      • July 16
      Hide 1 Reply
      • Mike and Gail
        Mike and Gail www.alaskawildernessexpeditions.com
        Also known as Golden Eagle Outfitters
        (907) 388-5968 907-38(8-5968
        They're located in Kotzebue
    • Mike and Gail
      DaveVB Thank you for the information. Would like visit the parks.
      • July 16
  • Michael & Linda
    Michael & Linda:
    We are looking for National, Federal and COE parks with electric and water hook ups in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky or anyplace within 400 miles of Southern Indiana. TIA.
    • July 15
    • Michael&Marilyn and 3 others like this.
    • Michael & Linda
      Michael & Linda Yes we will need sewer but dont have to be full hook up as long as a dump station is nearby.
    • Michael & Linda
      Tom & Donna Cason Check out boondockerswelcome.com
    • Michael & Linda
      c&dyaker Try State Parks - look at All Stays
    • Michael & Linda
      cotavky also look up army corps of engineers, they have nice parks if available
    • Michael & Linda
      psi500 Hardin Ridge in the Hoosier National Forest has some very nice sites.