The National Park Service is 100 years old as of today. The NPS was established August 25, 1916 to manage the national parks that were already in existence plus any parks to be created. Go out and celebrate by taking pictures. Plan a trip this year to one of our national parks. Take your camera and create images at some of the most spectacular locations in North America.
In addition to the natural wonders in our most famous national parks, the 400 plus units of the NPS include historic sites and national monuments all across the country. There is probably a unit of the NPS near you that you haven’t visited.
There is so much to see and do. Pick one or more National Parks or other NPS sites and go explore. Here are some of my favorites. (I slipped in one state park just because!)
Big Bend, Texas
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Capitol Reef, Utah
Dead Horse Point, Utah
Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
Mount Rainier, Washington
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
White Sands, New Mexico
100 Years: Let’s celebrate! – NPS official web site
National Park Service Centennial – National Park Foundation
National Park Centennial Tour – Follow along on the Backpacker.com road trip