America’s scenery ranges to deserts, vast mountain ranges, idyllic lakes and beaches, and immense redwood trees. The national parks of the nation are designed to make nature more accessible to you, while also protecting natural habitats from deforestation and other commercial endeavors. If you are planning your next vacation, these national parks are on the must-see list.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is one of the most popular state parks in the nation. It’s no surprise that thousands of people visit Yellowstone since the park has amazing geysers, mountains, and wildlife. Yellowstone is home to bears, wolves, and elk, just to name a few of the animals that inhabit the park. You will be able to explore snowy hills and see the park in its most wondrous season, but you will definitely need to have the tools on hand for survival during the cold nights.
Denali National Park
Denali National Park is located in Alaska, one of the most pristine regions in North America. Alaska offers mountain views, greenery during the summer, a wide range of wildlife to observe, and a unique Alaskan atmosphere. If you are lucky, you will get the see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, that make a light show in the sky during the winter months of the year. Most tourists will visit during the milder summer months to enjoy the cooler climate that Alaska offers. There is plenty to see and do during the summer at Denali State Park. The park offers panoramic views, roadside campsites, and cabins that you can use for a fee.
Joshua Tree National Park
For travelers looking for a milder climate, Joshua Tree National State Park in California offers visitors a glimpse into the natural deserts of America. Joshua Tree National State park is named after the interesting trees that grow in the area. Called the Joshua Tree, these small cacti-like trees are small, twisted plants that are actually members of the yucca family. Rock climbing, camping, and just exploring the rugged terrain are all options at this state park. The climate can be a little unpredictable, with sudden rains and changing landscapes from the shifting desert sands being common.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
On the opposite coast of America, you will find the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. This national park offers mountains, warm summers and cold winters, and a warm Appalachian style atmosphere that is hard to resist. With the wide range of parks available, there is something that every family can have fun exploring in American state parks.