Though we see the National Parks in the present day as stunning natural lands where we can appreciate the vast biodiversity of the United States, the parks also offer rich history lessons. A trip to a National Park affords one the opportunity to learn about America's geological, anthropological, cultural, and biological history.
To honor the National Parks and what they were before they were National Parks, we decided to launch a mini-series on the history behind some of this country's most cherished public lands.
We can fully understand the sentiment of wanting to have a National Park all to yourself! That's why we took the time to research the five most remote and least visited National Parks. Read on to find your favorite summertime adventure!
One of the things that has always fascinated us about the National Parks is not just their natural beauty, the landmarks, the stunning geography, and the diverse wildlife, but their history. Last week we began a three-part series on the "Lost National Parks," seven National Parks that are no longer with us (at least, not in the sense of their original designation). Last week we explored Mackinac National Park in Michigan and General Grant National Park in California. This week, we move to North Dakota and Hawaii, birthplaces of two of America's oldest protected lands.
Did you know that there are lost National Parks? And what is a lost National Park? Surely it is not a National Park that vanished off the face of the Earth? Today, we'll explore the stories behind three of seven National Parks that, stunning as they were, are no longer National Parks.