11 Of The Coolest Desert Critters

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, which elevated Joshua Tree and Death Valley from national monuments to national parks and created Mojave National Preserve, there is a lot to love! Beyond temperatures that top 120+ degrees, features like wetlands, extinct volcanoes and lava caves, giant sand dunes, wild rivers, and even waterfalls are found in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts – as well as some pretty cool critters; so many that a top 10 list just wouldn't do!

NPCA • 3 years ago

10 of the Cutest and Weirdest Animals in Coastal National Parks

Happy National Estuaries Week! Some of America’s most amazing coastlines are in national parks. Check out 10 places where freshwater meets the sea and where you can find some of the coolest, weirdest and cutest wildlife.

NPCA • 3 years ago

7 Wilderness Areas That May Surprise You

Wilderness is dense forests and not seeing another person for days, right? Think again! As we celebrate National Wilderness Month and the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the National Parks Conservation Association encourages you to pack up your hiking boots or snorkel gear to explore some of the incredible wilderness areas found in our national parks. With 44 million acres of wilderness in 47 of our 401 national park sites, there are plenty of options to choose your own adventure and go wild!

NPCA • 4 years ago