Park News

The Iconic Anhinga: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 11
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 11… Meet the “Anhinga”! (Anhinga anhinga) Anhinga Physical Description Anhingas have an average body length of 33.5in (85cm), weight of 3lbs (1350g), wingspan of 46in (117cm), and bill length of 3.2in (81mm). The head is small and appears to be merely an extension of its long snake-like...
The Hardy Bighorn Sheep : Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 10
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 10… Meet the “Bighorn Sheep”! (Ovis canadensis) Bighorn Sheep Physical Description Males weigh approximately 262-280lbs (119-127kg) and females weigh approximately 117-201lbs (53-91kg). Rams typically measure 5ft 3in-5ft 11in (160-180cm) from head to tail, while ewes (a female sheep) are approximately 4ft 11in (150 cm).1 Bighorn sheep have...
March 2022 – Park of the Month
We're back from a little break and it's time for our "March 2022 - Park of the Month"! Each month, Discover Our Parks will choose a "Park of the Month" to showcase on our site, why we choose to feature it and all the best things to do and places to stay. We will utilize comments, time of the year and other factors when making our decisions. We might even ask you, our adventurers, which park you think should be next.
Covid-19 Information
(We put this at the top, because it may be important.)
#RecreateResponsibly This article is about the current Covid-19 Pandemic and will contain some of the information we have. This is not the full amount of Covid-19 information available from this site because we have lots of information! Take a look at individual park pages, conveniently located at the top, for more detailed information regarding the...
Wild Turkeys of the National Parks
“Wild Turkeys are a wildlife conservation success story. Due to habitat loss and hunting pressures, they became locally extinct throughout much of their historical range by the beginning of the 20th century. Natural reforestation and a reintroduction program have lead to them occurring in every state save Alaska at this time.”1 Wild Turkeys can be...
The Batty Parks with Bats!
Below are some of the best National Parks to see these extraordinary, sometimes creepy, creatures… BATS! If you travel to any of these amazing parks, whether to explore the caves or watch an evening bat flight, be aware of all the posted rules and policies. This is important to help protect the dwindling bat population....
May 2021 – Park of the Month
Some links provided in this article are affiliate links. Meaning, at no additional cost to you, we’ll earn a commission if you click one and make a purchase. An easy way to help support us if you’re going to buy anyway! It’s time for our “May 2021 – Park of the Month”! Each month, Discover Our...
New Website Look and Feel with Same Great Content + New Features
Coming May 2021 – Discover Our Parks will be getting a “facelift” with our 2.0 version of the website! With a new website look and feel, more features and easier to navigate functions, the new site will make it easier for you to Discover Our Parks. SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENT New Features Park & Campground Ratings Easier...