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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need to apply permit before going hiking in Grand Canyon?

I am planning to go to Grand Canyon in December, around Christmas time. I want to go Bright Angel Trail, which needs camping in the wild. I searched on this website that I don't need to apply permit ...
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America the Beautiful pass or single entry - What are the admission fees for CA national parks?

I'm from Australia and am going to the US for a holiday in November. We are going to Sequoia and doing the Sequoia tour and staying at Sequoia hotel. We are also staying at Yosemite valley lodge and ...
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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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Is there a ranking of US national parks based on their Google Review rating?

While planning a holiday in the US and intending to visit national parks, it would be nice to see a ranking of US national parks based on their Google Review rating. That way one could decide on which ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

Entrance fee per vehicle for Zion National Park is $30. But it is suggested/even mandatory to leave the car in Springdale and take the shuttle bus. As there are four of us, we would have to pay $15 ...
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How late are Canadian parks open in fall?

Travelling one week from Montreal to Toronto in the week before Halloween. I read there is a thing called "Indian summer" with wonderful colors through the country. But friends told me national parks ...
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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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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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Is the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park toddler-friendly?

I'm planning to go to Joshua Tree National Park with my wife and 2.5 year-old daughter. I would really like to go to this Hidden Valley Nature Trail. It has great reviews all over the place, it's ...
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Can the southwestern forest in Vancouver Island be accessed by car?

Can the red area be accessed by road? I ask NOT about Ucluelet because it can. I do not know how, and so use purple arrows, to highlight roads on Google Maps; but please tell me if you do! All roads ...
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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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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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What are crowds like in Banff and Jasper in July?

I am planning a trip to Banff and/or Jasper in mid-late July. I am unfamiliar with the area and in early stages of planning. My question is, what are the crowds like in the towns/parks at that time ...
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Visiting Badlands National Park in November [closed]

I happened to book a flight to Denver to see a friend. I decided to visit Badlands National Park as it is 6-7 hours drive and I've never been to Great Plains before. As the trip is this weekend, I'm ...
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Bandipur national park opening dates?

I am trying to find opening dates for bandipur park in India. I have not been able to find them, does anyone here know? Is there also a Web page where one can book safaris in the park?
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Great Himalayan National Park in August: how are the roads? [duplicate]

I plan to travel Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in August by road (from Delhi). But I am not sure if its the right time to visit the hills during rainy season. How are the roads to GHNP? Can a ...
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Mosquitoes in Plitvice National Park

Are mosquitoes prevalent in Croatia's Plitvice National Park? At least in July. My guidebook has a few warnings about Zagreb but doesn't say anything about the park. Usually places with water and ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I get from Sausalito to Muir Woods on Friday?

I mean really, it's only eight miles. Here's our plan: Take a ferry from our hotel in SF to Sausalito on Friday, June 12. It can be any time on Friday, I don't really care. Get from Sausalito to ...