|Outdoor adventures across North America are on the rise, with visits to national parks, historic sites and national monuments under the care of the U.S. National Park Service topping 300 million in 2015. Before packing up the family and hitting the road for your own fun, read on for thoughtful tips to help plan a memorable national park trip.Find Your Park
Selecting your destination may be the hardest decision you face on this journey. Use the National Park Service’s Find a Park feature to search by location. Once you’ve chosen a park, visit its website for relevant maps, operating hours, directions and other useful pointers.
Create a Game Plan
Talk to the Pros When You Arrive
Take Care of Companions
However you travel, enjoy your adventure responsibly and take care to follow the leave no trace principles, which involve having a minimal impact on the area and leaving the park better than you find it.