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National Recreation and Parks Month
By Sarah Lane
Jun 29, 2004, 10:07 PST


July - 1-31 - National Recreation and Parks Month

The official purpose of National Recreation and Parks Month is to showcase and invite community participation in quality leisure activities for all segments of the population. In other words, it is a time for you and your family to get outside and enjoy the sunshine by visiting our nation’s beautiful National Parks!

National Park Service

Plan a summer trip state-by-state, search according to your particular interests, make campground and tour reservations, get National Park Passes, and find volunteer opportunities in a National Park near you. This is your online guide to visiting National Parks, so choose a park from the pulldown menu and you’re on your way!
Source:       National Park Service

National Parks Conservation Association
Explore your National Parks or research Wildlife Protection, the Wild Alaska, Marine and Coastal Areas, or Cultural Diversity. Take action by joining the ‘March for a Park’ campaign or by finding out more about the direct impact of the future of the National Parks. See what’s going on across the nation.
Source:       National Parks Conservation Association

Mapping the National Parks
The ‘Mapping the National Parks Collection’ documents the history, cultural aspects, and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, reflecting early mapping of the areas that would become National Parks, as well as the parks themselves.
Source:       The Library of Congress

U.S. National Parks
Welcome to the U.S. National Parks Net. This site is dedicated to providing information on all U.S. National Parks. It is their intent to provide information that will be timely and of assistance in planning a vacation or obtaining data about a park. From A to Z, this is the place to be! Search by state or regional area.
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National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation will help you plan your summer vacation. Visit this site to plan your park trip with the help of park profiles, insider opinions, travel planning resources, junior ranger programs, and National Park pictures.
Source:       National Park Foundation

National Park Service Cutural Resources
The National Park Service bring you ‘Links to the Past’, a complete set of cultural resources. Explore America’s past, use the tools for learning, find grants and assistance, or browse the list of subjects in the cultural resource pulldown menu.
Source:       ParkNet

Recommended Reading

Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park

More than a century after it was established, America's most famous national park faces a host of threats.

The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon

Take a two-hour tour through the human history of one of the earth's great natural wonders.

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