Top 10 National Parks to visit this Spring

Its time to plan your National Park trip this Spring

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to start thinking about getting out and enjoy the National Parks and the great outdoors. Theres nothing better than to experience nature in some of our magnificent national parks? Remember to plan a trip for April 15-16 or 22-23, when all park entry fees are waived in honor of National Park Week. Adventure Review have handpicked the top 10 best national parks for spring; from Tennessee to Alaska to California. Start planning a trip and always remember to stay safe.

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Yosemite National Park

When the time comes to take a well-deserved break from everyday work life, you want a place that you can relax and take in all the natural beauty that still exists in the world. There is no better place to enjoy this beauty quite like Yosemite National Park. The natural wonders that make this national park a must see destination are many, but here are a few to entice you for your next adventure. Read More Here

Kenai Fjords National Park

We as humans are naturally curious about the world we live in and there is no better way to experience it than getting up close and personal with the areas that maintain their natural beauty through conservation projects such as the national park registry. Read More Here

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park reflects the beauty that is found in this region and is seemingly a hiker’s dream for the ability to hike multiple mountains in a single trip. The bulk of the 522,419 acres of land that makes up the park is comprised of mountains. There are a full 16 mountains within its borders that are taller than 6000 feet. Read More Here

Joshua Tree National Park

The desert landscape brings together the Mohave and Colorado deserts in complete harmony and the peculiar name for the park comes from the unique Joshua Trees found protected within its borders. Joshua Tree National Park is also one of the youngest national parks with its national park status instated in 1994. The area of Joshua National Park covers a sprawling 790,636 acres and the over 1 million and a half visitors enjoy a variety of activities throughout the park. Read More Here

Zion National Park

Artifacts have been found from seemingly every part of history, but it was not until 1919 that Zion National Park was first formed. Tourism has steadily increased since that time and Zion National Park is one of the most visited sites in Utah today. Although many people come for the historical significance of the park, most people visit Zion National Park for the activities that can be found throughout the year. Read More Here

Death Valley National Park

Although Death Valley National Park is quite hot during the day, temperatures plummet at night and snow can even be seen during the day in the higher elevations. The contrast continues with the seemingly spontaneous wildflowers that can be seen sprouting after a cool rain shower. The contrasts of extreme environments make Death Valley National Park an intriguing place for visitors. Read More Here

Arches National Park

They have little vegetation and remarkable features that are not seen anywhere else in the world. In the year of 1971 Utah’s Arches National Park was formed and has been turning heads with its beautiful natural arches far before it officially became a park. Read More Here

Shenandoah National Park

The commonwealth of Virginia established the park in 1935, but not after a lot of controversy from the people living and farming the area. Eminent domain was enforced to seize land from the people living there, but many refused to leave the homes they loved, so a compromise had to be struck between the government and the land owners. The owners did have to sell their land to the government, but they were allowed to remain on the land until they died or decided to move on their own. The last remaining person living in the Shenandoah National Park died in 1979 at the age of 92. Those stubborn individuals gained the right to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and Shenandoah National Park is still breath taking today for visitors of all ages. Read More Here

Glacier National Park

Native American people included the Blackfeet, Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and Kootnei tribes and they lived off the land for centuries before the land was settled by the early settlers. It was not until 1910 that Glacier National Park was founded, but throughout the area you can still see the artifacts left behind by the early people. Many of the artifacts are on display throughout the park, but there is much more to Glacier National Park than just abundant history. Read More Here

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Here you can see almost unimaginable sand dunes in the same shot with snowcapped mountains. Great Sand Dunes National Park is among the newest national parks in the nation. It has only been a part of the registry since 2004, but since that time this 86,997-acre park has boasted almost 300,000 visitors each year. Families come from all over the experience the diversity and true fun that the park offers guests. Read More Here

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