Who will be the chonkiest bear of all? As bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park bulk up for winter, rangers invite the public to select one thicc beauty as the favored fattest.
The United States has 59 designated national parks and 358 other sites, including national monuments and memorials, that fall under the National Park Service, created by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. The first national park was Yellowstone National Park, created in 1872. For pictures, news and information on national parks, read below.
Cedar Breaks National Monument is one of the geological paradises of the Colorado Plateau and well worth consideration for a visit.
Watching more than 2 million wildebeest and other migrating mammals travel hundreds of miles is one of the many spectacular natural events that occur in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The government shutdown lasted just 35 days. The damage that happened during it at Joshua Tree National Park could take decades to heal.
In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern New Mexico, the ruins of an advanced Pre-Columbian civilization is preserved today within a 53-square-mile national historic park.
The Teton Mountain Range is one of the most dazzling, awe-inspiring natural places still found on the North American continent. Check out these incredible photos of Grand Teton National Park.
Crater Lake is a caldera lake and is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of North America. Check out these incredible photos of the region.
The Yosemite Valley's beautiful landscape of promontories, sheer walls, domes and waterfalls create some of the most scenic views anywhere in North America.
Acadia National Park is located in the far northeastern corner of Maine. Come see this park's amazing geological wonders.
On the western edge of the Colorado Plateau is a most unique place known today as Zion National Park. Here are stunning photos of the park's natural beauty.
A new study estimates that Americans would pay $92 billion yearly in extra taxes to protect national parks.