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The official Instagram for America's Best Idea! Tag: @nationalparkservice
Camping. It’s in-tents… . Sometimes spending a day in the wilderness isn't quite enough to truly capture the feeling of a special place. Sure, you see some amazing views or go on an unforgettable hike. But to get the full experience, you yearn to see the dark, starry skies. To listen to the yips of coyotes. To watch the sun rise on a silent, dewy morning. Camping in the great outdoors transforms a regular old road trip into an epic experience. Where do you like to go camping? . Image: A camping tent illuminated from within glows in a moonlit landscape at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. NPS/Hannah Taylor . #findyourpark #starrynight #camping #tents #GreatOutdoorsMonth #letsgocamping
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Does a bear sit in the woods? Yes. Yes, they do. . Well, not all the time. Bears tend to spend the day roaming a large swath of territory. Who has time to sit all day when there’s food, shelter, and potential mates to find? If you do come across a bear sitting in the woods, best not disturb. Manners. . Image: Bear with leaf stuck on backside not sitting anymore./Glenn Hall . #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #bears #alaska #natureupclose #greatoutdoorsmonth
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Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, Harpers Ferry is about more than just one date or individual, but a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. Step into the past, and stroll picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike trails and battlefields. Have you explored this historic crossroads? . Image: Step back in time on the historic streets of Harpers Ferry. . #FindYourPatk #nationalparkservice #westvirginia #harpersferry #greatoutdoorsmonth @harpersferrynps
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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller . Sometimes it’s nice to slow down and enjoy a park. Don’t worry about seeing every attraction. Instead, find a place you like and have a moment, or two, or three. What are some of your favorite parks spots to soak in the moment? . Image: A bison at Wind Cave National Park contemplating its existence in this moment in time. Also, thinking about what’s for dinner. NPS . #DeepThoughts #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #windcave #southdakota #bisonbisonbison #momentsofchange @windcavenps
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I said good day, sir! . Don’t challenge otters to a breath-holding competition. An otter’s lung capacity is 2.5 times greater than that of similar-sized land mammals. Sea otters have been known to stay submerged for more than 5 minutes at a time. River otters, however, can hold their breath for up to 8 minutes. The increased time underwater improves otters’ opportunity to sense prey and forage for food. Umm...you otter not challenge! . Image: Sea otter floating on the surface while being dismissive of any breath-holding challenge. . #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #otter #natureupclose #alaska #ISaidGoodDay
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Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits. . Image: Wildflowers at the base of Mount Rainier in Washington./Steve Schwindt (sharetheexperience.org) . #FindYourPark #nationalparkservice #washington #mtrainier #wildflowers #mountains
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”Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” - Bruce Lee. . Image: Pipestone Creek with rushing water at Sunrise. Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota. . #FindYourPark #EscapeTheIndoors #GreatOutdoorsMonth #minnesota #midwestlife #water
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Who’s here for the sheep thrills? . Located in southern Indiana, the Lincoln Living Historical Farm at Lincoln Boyhood National Monument, depicts a typical farm of 1820s Indiana. It incorporates some of what is known of the Lincoln farm and activities which were a common part of the Lincoln family's daily life. Today, visitors can see people doing the same things the Lincolns did when they lived here. During the course of each day there are a number of chores that have to be done, such as chopping firewood, milking the cow, and feeding the horses, chickens, sheep and cow. What a thrill! . Image: Ewe and her twin lambs at the Living Historical Farm. . #FindYourPark #CheapThrills #nationalparkservice #indiana #abrahamlincoln #sheep
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