National Park Service

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nationalparkservice On this day in 1933, White Sands National Monument was established. Rising from the heart of New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin, White Sands is one of the world's great natural wonders. Amazing wave-like #dunes of gypsum sand create the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique landscape, along with a variety of native plants and animals that live here. #findyourpark #nationalpark #newmexico #whitesandsnationalmonument #whitesands #greatoutdoors #nature #beautiful
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nationalparkservice Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, #Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine #waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled #coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, #snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay. #nationalpark #findyourpark #underwaterlife @biscaynenps #underwater #florida #beautiful #parkstagram #travel #adventureisoutthere #miami
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nationalparkservice Is winter weather weighing you down? Shake it off! NPS photo by Gary Kman at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. #findyourpark #nationalpark #bison #shakeitoff #snowday #winterwonderland #northdakota #midwestnps #wildlife #nature #itscold #greatoutdoors
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nationalparkservice This Western Screech Owl sums up our feelings about the weather right now #nationalbirdday #weather #bombcyclone #socold #OrganPipeCactusNM ❄️☃️🌬
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nationalparkservice As the sun sets on the year, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who supported and visited our parks in 2017. Before the clock strikes midnight, please share with us your favorite park memory from this year! #FindYourPark #HappyNewYear #JoshuaTree #JoshuaTreeNP #nationalparks #NYE #sunsets #beauty #nature
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nationalparkservice Rangers and visitors at #WalnutCanyonNationalMonument are excited about the recent sightings of these elusive creatures. Do you know what they are? Visit Walnut Canyon's Facebook page for the answer! #Arizona #wildlife #nationalmonuments #nationalparks
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nationalparkservice Happy Thanksgiving from all our families to yours! Don't forget you can skip the stress of #BlackFriday and #OptOutside with us tomorrow nps.gov/planyourvisit #FindYourPark @yellowstonenps @evergladesnps @denalinps @kenaifjordsnps #thanksgiving #family #nature #otters #flamingos #lambs #whales #thankful
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nationalparkservice Which of these extremely different types of trails do you prefer to hike? #NationalTakeAHikeDay @whitesandsnps @klondike_alaska_nps @hawaiivolcanoesnps #nationalparks #hiking #getoutdoors #FindYourPark #Alaska #Hawaii #NewMexico ⛰🌋🌲🍁🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏾
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nationalparkservice During severe weather, we strive to ensure the safety of our employees, visitors, and resources. Check out the link in our bio for updates on our response activities and specific information about parks that may be involved in ongoing severe weather response efforts. #hurricanes #severeweather #weather #Harvey #Irma #nationalparks #BigCypressPreserve #Florida #VirginIslands #PuertoRico #Texas #Louisiana #Mississippi
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nationalparkservice "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness." ----------------------------------- Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the #WildernessAct, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The Act established the National Wilderness Preservation System and instructed federal land management agencies to manage wilderness areas and preserve wilderness character. What does #Wilderness mean to YOU? ----------------------------------- #WildernessAct53 #FindYourPark #Parks101 #preservation #travel #government #wildlife #deserts #swamps #beaches #relaxation #adventure #spirit #beauty
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nationalparkservice Rocky Mountain Beeplants found in #GreatSandDunes are not only spectacular in late summer, but they have been an important part of traditional use and food for countless people in the area. Beeplants (Cleome serrulata) have many traditional uses for regional tribes and settlers including cooked and eaten alone or with cornmeal porridge, seeds from their pods eaten raw and dried as a snack, or ground into flour and used in making breads, and infusions of beeplant extract are used in the treatment of fever and stomach disorders to name a few! #FindYourPark #Parks101 #GreatSandDunesNPP #GreatSandDunes #nationalparks #wilderness #travel #beeplant #rockymountainbeeplant #wildflowers #grasslands #prairie #edibleplants #traditionalmedicine #food #Colorado #cleomeserrulata 😮🌸🌼🌺🍲🍽
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nationalparkservice In honor of #WomensEqualityDay meet Ranger Razsa from @santamonicamountainsnps! In this photo, she's working with Hupa Native American artist and storyteller Kat High to share with visitors the significance of the "Moon Races", stories performed by the Tongva people during the thinnest sliver of the moon. Have you met an inspiring woman park ranger? Tell us about your experience! #equality #womensrights #California #SantaMonicaMoutains #nationalparks #parkrangers #rangerspointingatthings #astronomy 🌖👏
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nationalparkservice Have you haiku'd? In honor of our 101st birthday today, we invite you to share you favorite #Parks101 memory, tip, or lesser-known park or story on social media in haiku! #FindYourPark #poetry #HappyBirthday #nationalparks 🇺🇸🗽🌅🎉🎈🏕🎂✍🏻🎁⛺️🗻
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nationalparkservice To celebrate our 101st birthday, we worked with @GoParks to put together an amazing #Parks101 360 video tour of @channelislandsnps hosted by @Jordan_Fisher. Head over to the #FindYourPark YouTube page or check out the link in our bio for a virtual visit! #EncuentraTuParque #ChannelIslands #nationalparks 🏖🐠🌊🚣🏾⛵️⚓️⛺️🦊
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nationalparkservice Will we be seeing you in the shadow today at a #nationalpark? #eclipse #eclipse2017 #citizenscience #parkscience #FindYourPark #Parks101 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌓🌔
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nationalparkservice No one visits #KobukValley National Park because it’s easy! However, this remote park in Alaska north of the Arctic Circle rewards those intrepid enough to venture there. There are no developed facilities in Kobuk Valley, which is a discouragement for some, but an unequivocal temptation for those looking for true Alaskan wilderness. Click the link in our bio to learn more about this month's #NationalParkGetaway #Alaska #wilderness #winter #summer #wildlife #camping #Arctic #skiing #caribou #nationalparks #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #FindYourPark #Parks101 ☃️❄️⛷🚵🏾🗺🛶🗻⛺️
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nationalparkservice Who is that on her ranger hat? 🐸 A sunny day finds a Green Tree frog (Hyla cinerea) hanging out with @capehatterasnps park rangers! This tree frog occurs throughout the coastal plain region, stretching from the eastern shore of Virginia to southeast Florida, and can be found in the shaded and wet areas on the island trying to stay cool. #CapeHatteras #nationalseashore #frogs #nature #flathats ☀️🏖
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nationalparkservice .@BigThicketNPS has joined the #LittleFreeLibrary movement! This program aims to promote literacy and build community by providing access to free books in neighborhoods around the world. Big Thicket neighbors and visitors are invited to browse through the free books in the library box, located in front of the visitor center, and take or donate some. #FindYourPark #Books #Reading #BigThicketNationalPreserve #nationalparks #Texas
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