National Wild and Scenic Rivers of the Unites States have been protected by law since the program’s inception in 1968. There are about 250 designated National Wild and Scenic Rivers, to date. We’ve selected three of these interesting and diverse ecosystems to explore.
The National Park Service has been celebrating the best in our nation’s historical and natural preservation with sites that are as magnificent as they are educational. However, some historical sites are little narrower in the frame of reference, either celebrating a famed scientist or a work of fiction that many people have loved for decades. Although they are not a part of the NPS, the certainly could be, and are still worth checking out on your next road trip.
Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is not only a sight to behold, but an experience to remember. With incredible views throughout the park, and a variety of trails that will appeal to novice and veteran hikers alike, it’ s a great place to go, whether you want to take it easy or sweat it out. It also holds a few distinctions: it’s the only national park in the state of Oregon, and is home to the country’s deepest lake.
Denali National Park is arguably the best known of all the parks in Alaska and one of the top draws for visitors. At over 6 million acres it welcomes almost half a million visitors each year to explore not only North America’s highest peak, Mt. McKinley, but also the diverse wildlife and unique landscape. Since there are so many different things to see inside the park, let’s take a look at some of the more popular things you can do to fully enjoy everything Denali National park has to offer.