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Friday Photo: Happy National Oceans Month!

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The federal government has officially declared June National Oceans Month, and the Department of the Interior celebrated today by sharing photos and information on a few of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the National Park System—reminding many of us on a Friday afternoon that we’d rather be at the beach. With more than 11,000 miles of coastline in the National Park [...]

Posted on: June 8 2012
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NPCA’s Favorite Trips: Tips for National Park Adventures Around the Country

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The summer travel season is here, and all 397 national parks will offer free admission this Saturday, June 9 for National Get Outdoors Day. Many of us are itching to get out into the parks for hiking, bird-watching, boating, and other adventures. Ready to try something different? Here are a few favorite destinations recommended by NPCA staff members around the country that are a little off the [...]

Posted on: June 5 2012
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Friday Photo: A Cool Swim at Katmai

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It seems like a simple but special moment: a brown bear peeks his head from the deep blue ripples of Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve with his fur washed back, revealing a timeless, almost sorrowful expression. Lucky shot, you might think. But for freelance Alaskan photographer Patrick Endres, days of preparation may go into a single click [...]

Posted on: June 1 2012
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