In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday on August 25th, I’m going to spend this week sharing snippets of parks that I’ve been to under the jurisdiction of the NPS. Many people don’t realize there are more than just ‘parks’ that are part of that system and it extends out to seashores, monuments, preserves, and trails. I’ll be breaking down my posts this week into those parks that I’ve visted, linking photos and previous blog posts to share. While I love the National Park system I wish there was more love for the USFWS refuge system as well as the US Forest Service. Both are highly undervalued resources for outdoor opportunities. There’s the BLM, too, but you find those lands primarily out west.
In the meantime, feel free to share parks you’ve been to or tell me ones that I need to put on my bucket list!
Monuments, Historical Parks, and Memorials
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Castillo de San Marcos
LBJ National Historical Park
Trails and Recreation Areas
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Florida National Scenic Trail – While part of the National Trails System, it is administered by the US Forest Service.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail