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See the 10 Least-Visited National Parks

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The country's most popular parks, such as Great Smoky Mountains and Golden Gate, continue to draw record numbers of visitors. But what about the underappreciated places where only a handful of adventurers go? Take a peek at these 10 under-the-radar national gems.

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Protecting Our Underwater Wonders

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Earlier this year, the West Coast realized its first marine wilderness at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. We can build on that success with a marine reserve at Biscayne National Park in Florida.

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A Victory for America's First National River

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NPCA and a coalition of environmental advocates have been working to protect Buffalo National River in Arkansas from a new factory farm sited six miles upstream of its pristine waters. A judge recently ruled to hold two federal agencies liable for a failed environmental review process.

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Congress Passes Historic "Parks Package"

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The Senate has passed a bipartisan package of national park bills authorizing the largest expansion of our National Park System since 1978. Years of advocacy and hard work led to this enormous win. Learn more about the legislation in our new FAQ.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Slideshow: 9 Civil War Battlefields You Helped Save

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.150 years ago this month, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, leading to the end of the Civil War. The conflict cost more than 600,000 American lives and nearly split our nation in two. Today, Civil War battlefields offer visitors the opportunity not only to […]

The 10 Least-Visited Places in the Park System

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, AlaskaThe Park Service recently released its visitation statistics for 2014. Some of the most popular parks, such as Great Smoky Mountains and Golden Gate, drew record numbers of visitors. But what about the underappreciated places where only a handful of adventurers go each year? Take a peek at these 10 under-the-radar national gems. Parks are […]

The Best of America, Free

The national parks belong to all of us. Photo © Aaron Bates.On April 18 and 19, you can participate in one of the country’s greatest bargains of the year. Acadia, Yosemite, Zion, Harpers Ferry, Rocky Mountain, and hundreds of other iconic parks will waive their entrance fees as part of the kick-off to National Park Week, which runs through April 26. Though only 127 of the […]

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