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National Park Fans (2,963 members)

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

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  • chiefkazoo
    chiefkazoo :
    Tue at 2:48 PMEverything that falls under the National Park system is a gift to all the people. We have been in all 48 continual United States and have saved the pamphlets from the park service, and now have 64 of them, complete with Ranger recommendations and our note...  more
    • Chuck&Shirley and 11 others like this.
    • chiefkazoo
      Chuck&Shirley Tue at 3:24 PM Can not wait to retire so we can start traveling to the National Parks!!
    • chiefkazoo
      Kathys outdoor adventures 1 minute ago How lucky you are to have traveled and seen so many. I have to agree what a gift we have here for us to come and experience 
  • K Hawke
    K Hawke:
    Tue at 5:22 AMSpent a couple days at Hot Springs national Park. Number 18 on my quest to see them all. It’s definitely different than any other national Park I’ve been to. There are some nice hiking trails but mostly focuses on the history of the bathhouses. I stayed a...  more
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    • RVillaging With Ollie and 13 others like this.
    • K Hawke
      MsFreebird Tue at 8:54 AM Thanks! This place is on my to see list. Gorgeous pictures.
    • K Hawke
      Kathys outdoor adventures Tue at 2:00 PM How fun! I like you would love to see all the National Parks but the state parks and National Monuments are getting in the way lol. I love that each NP has something different to offer. I would suggest keeping a journal of your trips and where you stay. C...  more
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      • K Hawke
        K Hawke Tue at 2:00 PM Great idea. Most of the parks I have been to so far were years ago when my children were younger.
    • K Hawke
      Chuck&Shirley Tue at 3:22 PM On our bucket list....but must retire first!
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      • K Hawke
        K Hawke Tue at 3:22 PM Just retired, still trying to wrap my head around it.
    • K Hawke
      VickieLynne 3 hours ago As my souvenir at each major Park I purchase a book of the park. Different Parks have different publishing companies but they are all soft back coffee table type books. Lots of stunning photos and history. They are $7-$16. Then later in life when I'm in m...  more
    • K Hawke
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) 2 hours ago There used to be a “Passport” book you could buy, and probably still is.  We have one.  Each National Park, Monument, etc. has a station somewhere with a stamp and ink pad so you can stamp a page in the Passport.  They also sell stickers fo...  more
  • Randy & Sandy Wetzel
    Randy & Sandy Wetzel:
    Mon at 7:05 PMJoshua Tree National Park. Another fabulous park. We stayed at the Elks Lodge in 29Palms and visited the Oasis Visitors Center to get our information.
    You buy the Ranch tickets there, Thursday - Sunday. Very interesting 1.5 hr tour of the Keyes Ranch, wh...  more
    • Jack Huber and 7 others like this.
    • Randy & Sandy Wetzel
      Jack Huber Mon at 7:22 PM Anza Borrego and Joshua Tree were some of my favorite places to visit when I grew up in So. Cal.
    • Randy & Sandy Wetzel
      Kathys outdoor adventures Tue at 2:07 PM Great information!  Thank you, we are headed that way the week after Christmas. I do not know anything about the ranch. I have never heard about it. Ill have to google for more information
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  • Dana & Danny
    Dana & Danny:
    December 12I recently started following U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service on Facebook. They post the most gorgeous photos of national parks each day.
    • Robert and Mark and 14 others like this.
    • Dana & Danny
      Kathys outdoor adventures December 12 Yes they do and this is why I want/need to see all of them
    • Dana & Danny
      Robert and Mark December 12 Thanks for the information. I just followed both sites.
    • Dana & Danny
      victor g December 12 Check out the usinterior on Instagram.......awesome images!
    • Dana & Danny
      MsFreebird December 12 I liked the parks page on Facebook. Thanks for letting us know.
    • Dana & Danny
      Martin & Jean and Bella Mon at 7:17 PM What are they listed under on Facebook, I can’t locate them.
  • Kathys outdoor adventures
    Kathys outdoor adventures :
    December 11Yellowstone... Do you know when the park is closed. I tried to google and it keeps taking me to other sites. We would like to drive the week between Christmas and News Years. We do have a tow car if we need to park the Rv outside the park and drive in...T...  more
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    • Kathys outdoor adventures
      SouthParkSteve December 11 The park itself is actually open year round, but most of the roads close, so you MUST go in via snowmobile or snowcat tour.  It gets REALLY cold there.....and this is coming from someone who lives at 10,700 feet in the central mountains of Colorado.....  more
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      • Kathys outdoor adventures
        SouthParkSteve December 11 https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
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        Kathys outdoor adventures December 11 Thanks Steve . We are headed that way to look at some property to purchase so I was thinking of just trying to get over and get some snow pictures. I think I might just head over to Grand Tetons for a day instead. Thank you for all the information. I migh...  more
    • Kathys outdoor adventures
      Steve & Diane December 12 https://www.yellowstonenationalpark.com/
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      Bill & Cynthia December 12 Yellowstone Park is closed till the end of May or June depending how much snow. You can go to the Grand Tetons,  but not through Yellowstone.
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      • Kathys outdoor adventures
        Kathys outdoor adventures December 12 Thanks Bill & Cynthia... We are go with the flow kind of people. So what ever is thrown our way we will enjoy. Thanks for responding and the information!
    • Kathys outdoor adventures
      rvericksons December 12 Kathy,  I believe this is the company we used.  Some of the other coaches are bigger/newer but I really liked these WW II era Bombardiers! http://yellowstoneguides.com/the-bombardier/
    • Kathys outdoor adventures
      Linda and William December 13 Campgrounds in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons will be closed. They were closing the next weekend when we were there in mid-September.  In fact the water for filling the tank was frozen in the morning of our last day, so it was already getting below fre...  more
  • Just Ducky (Chuck & Deb)
    Just Ducky (Chuck & Deb) :
    December 3This article is a good reminder to be careful when enjoying our beautiful national parks!  https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2018/11/gone-missing-national-parks
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    • Tom & Laura and 4 others like this.
    • Just Ducky (Chuck & Deb)
      Bill Zeller December 4 Wow Quite an article, I never knew so many people went missing in National Parks. Thanks for sharing!!
  • Tom & Laura
    Tom & Laura:
    December 1Cape Lookout , Outer Banks NC
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    • JerseyGirl Susan and 14 others like this.
    • Tom & Laura
      Johnny & Teresa December 1 Beautiful pictures,,,, that white house looks exactly like the Amish's houses here at my location in TN But without shutters and fence around porch.
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      • Tom & Laura
        Tom & Laura December 1 Johnny & Teresa the shutters actually close to secure the windows from damage during the storms of today.
    • Tom & Laura
      WanderingWiggins December 1 One of our favorite places....there really is no other place I have been in the US that is like the OBX....thanks for sharing!
  • No-Madder Nomadder
    No-Madder Nomadder: November 6
    • Terry & Diane and 6 others like this.
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      Cruiser66 November 6 Kartchner Caverns is one of the nicest caves we've visited and the park rangers are very knowledgeable 
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      rvlifeforme November 6 Been there. It is amazing. The campground is nice.
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      Jack Huber November 6 Where is this?
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      No-Madder Nomadder November 6 Thank you, Robbie & Alice.
      I'm not sure why the link didn't show up with the post.?
      Donna
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      No-Madder Nomadder November 6 I am sorry folks.
      It is the Rotundra/Throne tour at 10:20 am.
  • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
    Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) :
    November 3Anybody been to Hot Springs NP? Headed there tomorrow and looking for any pointers or gems of advice. Hoping to camp in the park at Gulpha Gorge, but they don't take reservations. Fingers crossed there is a space for us.
    • Marshall & Caroll and 2 others like this.
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Glenna Kay November 3 be nice to know what you are talking about. np means national park? is there a hot springs national park and is it in AR? I had to look that up with the Gulpha Gorge reference. 
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      • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
        Bill & Cynthia November 3 Yes, Hot Springs is a National Park 1832 in AR it's very pretty
      • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
        LarandSus November 3 Since this is the National Parks Fans group, it's pretty safe to assume NP means National Park.
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Glenna Kay November 3 the next post talks about "Yosemite"...Well, that's more familiar. 
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    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      VickieLynne November 3 I'm here right now. The campground is full but 3-6 seem to move out every morning.
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    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) November 4 VickieLynn - we made it and are in site 4. Where are you? 3 RVs all arrived at the same time and I was getting nervous we’d find a spot big enough for us.
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      c&dyaker November 5 Not about a Hot Springs although I have been there but if you have time jump down to Murfreesboro to Crater of Diamonds SP 7th or 9th worlds largest diamond mine . It’s not economical to mine so they gave it to the State. For a few dollars you can pan for...  more
  • Hank & Shirleen
    Hank & Shirleen :
    October 23Old photos from Yosemite in 1950. Newer photos taken in 2010. 6 years old when we camped In Yosemite and returned 60 years later. It is awesome, no doubt.
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    • Cruiser66 and 33 others like this.
    • Hank & Shirleen
      LarandSus October 24 Those are great pics!
    • Hank & Shirleen
      Big G & Lou October 24 What great memories you must have Hank. Thanks for sharing
    • Hank & Shirleen
      Hank & Shirleen October 25 Yes, we traveled from Maryland to California in 1950 and returned in 1951. I remember much of the trip. Have several true stories about it. Dad pulled a 30’ “house trailer” out to CA and we stayed about 18 months. We came back fairly quickly in a Tear Dro...  more
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      LarandSus October 25 Which is older, you or that tree trunk you are standing next to? (A)
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      Karen and Steve Veneskey October 29 As a photographer, genealogiest and mother ; a big thumps up!