Questions tagged [national-parks]

Places nationally recognised as nature preservation areas. Prefer a park specific tag where available (see `tag info`). Note also tag [parks-and-gardens].

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Is America the Beautiful Pass sold at Cabrillo National Monument?

Here is a list of federal recreational areas where interagency passes are issued. It mentions Cabrillo National Monument. Here's a picture of Cabrillo National Monument Fee Station from Google Maps: ...
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How to travel between points in Grand Canyon when there is no shuttle?

If one goes on a loop hike South Kaibab - Bright Angel Campground - Indian Garden - South Rim or even takes Rim Trail in the wintertime when the shuttles are not operating, how do they return to their ...
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If Wall Street (in Bryce Canyon) is closed, can I still hike Queens Garden & Navajo Combination?

This page says: Wall Street and the Rim Trail from Bryce Point to Inspiration Point have closed for the winter season. All other front country trails remain open. Fairyland Point Road and Paria ...
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Getting around and parking in Bryce Canyon when the shuttle is not operating

This page seems to imply that there is no shuttle service in Bryce in December. So I assume the only way to get to trailheads for a group of people is by car. However, I was unable to find any ...
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Entering Zion by shuttle vs. by car for a group of 5 people

I'm reading about the Shuttle System in Zion. As far as I understand, there are two types of shuttles. The first one gets you from Springdale to Zion Park Fee Collection Office, and the second ...
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Is there free parking in Springdale, UT, USA?

I will be visiting Zion National Park in September. I read that the best option is to stay in Springdale and simply walk to a shuttle bus stop, leaving your car at the hostel. However, accommodation ...
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Is Grand Canyon Rim Trail longer than 5.4 mi?

Different sources give different length of the Grand Canyon Rim Trail. This website states that the distance of the Grand Canyon Rim Trail is 5.4 miles. This document says that the trail length is ...
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Legal aspects of adding myself to a transferred America The Beautiful Annual Pass

America The Beautiful Annual Pass can be owned/signed by "two pass owners that do not have to be related or married". That is why there are a lot of valid passes with only one signature on eBay. ...
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Options for passes to national parks in Arizona/Utah for 5 people travelling in one car

If a group of 5 people travels (in 1 car) to national parks in AZ, UT, NV over the course of 2 weeks (namely, places like Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Zabriskie Point), what ...
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Hazards on road trip through Italian Alps

I am planning to spend about a week in Italian Alps in late October. The idea is to hire a 4WD and drive along (ideally) the whole Italian-Swiss border slowly, stopping a lot to "smell the roses" (...
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Is there any road between the CA State Route 120 and Sherman Pass Road (Forest Route 22S0) that crosses Yosemite/Serria/Sequoia National Park/Forest?

Is there any publicly accessible and drivable road between the California State Route 120 and the Sherman Pass Road (Forest Route 22S0) that crosses Yosemite/Sierra/Sequoia National Park/Forest? ...
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Is there a national park with mountainous and dense forests in Finland?

What I want I would like to visit one of the national parks in Finland for ~5 days. I am looking for a location that is reasonably far away from cities has dense forests a slightly mountainous area ...
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Motorcycle type/class for the back of an RV

My partner and I are taking a RV trip through the U.S. and are planning to put a motorcycle on the back of the RV on the hitch. We are looking for a motorcycle that: Is not too long as to stick out ...
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How do I purchase an admission to Jasper national park in Canada?

I am shortly travelling to Canada to do an RV trip with my wife. The middle itinerary looks like: Day 5 - Arrive in Jasper & stay in Waipiti Campsite for 2 nights Day 7 - Move to A Campsite in ...
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How to access Killarney Provincial park (Ontario) by public transportation

There is near Sudbury, Ontario a provincial park called Killarney Provincial park. According to this answer there is a bus that runs, sometimes, to access it. However this bus seems to only run a few ...
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How to buy U.S. national park pass

I've read that you can buy a pass valid in almost every National Park for $80, called 'America the Beautiful'. Some sources state that you have to buy regular entrance tickets and keep every single ...
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Sequoia Park Visit

I am traveling with my brother, his wife and my niece (7 years old) We start in San Francisco, and we plan to visit Yosemite (2 nights) and them Sequoia Park and drive to Los Angeles. We will be in ...
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Where's this in Gros Morne National Park?

Is there a geographical term that fits this scenery? My real estate agent didn't take these pictures, but said they look like Gros Morne. Where exactly?
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Is Ontario Parks waiving admission fees for a day in 2019? [closed]

This website asseverates that July 19 2019 is "Ontario Parks Free Use Day", but has Ontario Parks officially blazoned this?
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Is Parks Canada waiving admission fees for a day in 2019 for 18+ Canadian citizens?

I know that ON Parks is provincial and Parks Canada federal. I'm just ruminating if Parks Canada has a free use day too for all Canadians? Parks Canada blazons that As of January 1, 2018, admission ...
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How active are the animals in Kruger National Park (S. Africa) in August? Season to see the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, & buffalo)?

I just booked a trip to South Africa with the purpose of viewing wildlife in Kruger National Park (a safari has always been my dream!!) for August of 2018. I know that animals are unpredictable, but I ...
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Where is this on highway 24/highway 12 in Utah?

I have been trying to find out where exactly this location is. A Google maps marker or coordinates would be great.
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Camping in national parks in Sri Lanka

Can you just take a tent, take some food and stay for a few days in national park in Sri Lanka? First of all is it legal to do so? For example are campfires allowed? And if it is legal is it safe? Are ...
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Camping in French National Parks

'Wild camping' is permitted in France, but not in national parks, according to this question. How strictly is this enforced, and what are the consequences of camping in the a national park? Are ...
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Big Bend border crossing — safe for campers?

My spouse and I are planning to camp in Big Bend National Park in late December. Meanwhile, there are lots of news stories about the "migrant caravan" heading for the US border, the troops deployed to ...
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Which parts of PEI National Park have coyotes and foxes?

PEI National Park (henceforth PEINP) is tripartite: National Geographic warns that: Although there are no deer or moose on the island, coyotes, red foxes, raccoons, beavers, mink, and weasels are ...
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Travelling to Himalayan National Park or Nanda Devi Reserve in Monsoon

I will be arriving to New Delhi in 15th August and this is a rainy time in Delhi as well as certain other parts in northern India. Is it safe to travel to any one of these two national parks in the ...
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How many tents per campsite in US national parks?

I'm planning to stay at the Dorst Creek Campground at Sequoia National Park 2 weeks from now. I made a reservation (through www.recreation.gov) for a campsite. The offical site says that six people ...
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Camp in a Yosemite backpacker's site with confirmation but no permit

We have been granted a backcountry permit in Yosemite. The permit allows the use of backpacker's camp sites near the trailhead on the day before and after the dates of the permit. We'd like to stay in ...
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How strict are US National Park Cabin occupancy limits?

I booked a cabin in the Jefferson Washington National Forest. The cabin is for 4 people. We're 6 actually, and we hoped to book 2 cabins, but by the time we could finish one reservation and start the ...
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Does the Vietnam Phu Quoc National Park allow visitors to camp on the grounds?

We (group of two) want to travel to Phu Quoc Island, arriving at Bai Thom (north), rent some mountain bikes and travel through the National Park to the south of the island. Is there a possibility to ...
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Drive to Chimney Rock

I am planning to drive to Chimney Rock, NC, USA. The idea is to drive up to the parking lot next to Cliff Dwellers Gift Shop and walk up to the flag point shown in this picture. I want to know: Do ...
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If I visit the Temple Of Sinawava at Zion National Park, how close can we get with our car?

I’ve just been told by “someone” that when we visit Zion National Park we must take a bus up to the Temple of Sinawava. Is this true?
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How many days (minimum) do I need to visit Yosemite? [closed]

I have a business trip to San Francisco at March. Later, I am planing a few days off and visit Yosemite National Park. How many days do I need minimum? Does it make sense to visit there for 2 days?
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What sightseeing activities are available in winter in the Rocky Mountains? [closed]

I will be in NYC in the first week of January. Since I prefer sightseeing and not doing classical winter activities (ski etc), I wonder what sightseeing activities are available in winter in the Rocky ...
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Visit USA west-coast in camper

I'm planning a journey through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. I would hire a camper but I'm not sure if I can station everywhere with it. Is it possible in those states to park a caravan in a ...
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SANParks conservation fees - per calendar day, or 24-hour period?

This questions is specifically about Kruger, but I assume it applies to any other parks managed by SANParks. You have to pay a daily fee to enter Kruger (and other parks), as described here. My ...
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Which national parks in Nepal do not legally require you to have a guide?

I am having difficulty finding out which national parks in Nepal do not legally require you to have a guide, using my phone and local data. There doesn't seem to be a single website, even a Nepali ...
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What time do parking lots at Mt. Rainier fill up on a summer weekend?

Mt. Rainier is a popular Western Washington destination. The National Park website has some information on "Avoid[ing] Summer Congestion," specifically noting that the Paradise and Sunrise parking ...
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Is there an optimal season in which to visit the Bamboo Forest in Sagano?

I might go have a look at the Bamboo Forest in Sagano, Japan in the future. However, I wanted to make sure I come during the right period. Does the Bamboo Forest look nice year-round, or are there ...
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Found an annual pass - America the beautiful [duplicate]

I recently found an annual "America the beautiful" pass with no signatures in the back. I seems to be new, as it is still valid for a eleven months. I was wondering if there is any way to return it....
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Tennis courts inside or near Kruger National Park

I know there is a golf course inside Kruger National Park (South Africa), but does anyone know if there is anywhere to play tennis either inside the park or nearby?
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This roadtrip through California and National Parks possible? [closed]

I'm from europe and I want to do a roudtrip thorugh California and national parks which are closeby. I know, that every national park and every bigger city has it's own "vibe". But to take the most ...
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Is the America the Beautiful Annual Pass a car decal?

I was considering buying the pass, but I want to know if it is something that is permanently attached to a car or something that can be carried on my person. I think it may be a wallet card, but I can'...
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Is early April a peak tourist season for national park areas in the southwest US?

I will be joining family members on a round-trip tour of national parks in the southwest US in early April, and in order to make travel more flexible we'd prefer not to book lodging in advance if we ...
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Planning a visit to Africa (Kenya), which other wildlife parks are worth going? [closed]

We are a group of 6 and are planning a wildlife safari/trip to Africa with our starting point being Nairobi, Kenya during the month of September 2017. According to the itinerary received by the ...
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What are the true hours Gila National Forest is open?

On Google Maps, the hours for Gila National Forest are posted as 08:00-16:00, M-F. However this doesn't seem right, for a few different reasons. It's a pretty big area to keep closed on the weekends,...
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What time of the year is the weather warm enough for camping in Yellowstone National Park?

I want to visit Yellowstone National Park. I want to go for camping and am planning to stay there for a week. When is the weather warm enough to camp (say above 0 degrees Celsius/ 30 Fahrenheit at ...
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Reaching all of Canada's “land's end” spots - which ones are marked?

I have been to Cape Gaspé at the end of the Gaspésie peninsula. When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised that the national park personnel set up a sign marking the land's end. It felt like ...
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Avoiding crowded times in southern Utah national parks and monuments

Frequent advice to avoid crowds when visiting national parks in the USA is to travel outside summer (example: (1), (2)). However, some parks have more visitors in May than in July or August. For ...