It may be winter now, but pretty soon we will all be running around in shorts and t-shirts ready for hiking, biking, fishing and exploring. To fuel your daydreams, here are 50 things to do in National Parks.

Don’t forget, campgrounds and RVs book up very quickly, so the time is now to get started and book your adventure for this summer.

1. Go on a nature scavenger hunt
2. Perfect your bird calls
3. Have a breakfast picnic
4. Go horseback riding
5. Take Flat Stanley on your adventures
6. Collect memories, not things
7. Pick up trash in our parks
8. Snap a selfie with a park entrance sign
9. Become a Junior Ranger
10. Go RVing

Things to Do in National Parks (con’t):

11. Take a ranger-led tour
12. Splash in a waterfall
13. Stop at scenic overlooks
14. Hunt for fossils
15. Look for EarthCache sites
16. Canoe along a river
17. Go on a photography walk
18. Take a nature hike
19. Hunt for animal tracks
20. Get your National Parks passport stamped

Things to Do in National Parks (con’t):

21. Go kayaking
22. Try rock climbing
23. Visit a nature center
24. Watch the sunset
25. Ride a bike
26. Try a night sky program
27. Go geocaching
28. Pitch a tent
29. Pick wildflowers
30. Cast a fishing line

Things to Do in National Parks (con’t):

31. Take a boat cruise across a lake
32. Enjoy a scenic drive
33. Snap lots of photos
34. Smell the fresh air
35. Get to the park early for wildlife watching
36. Scramble over rocks
37. Eat a picnic lunch at a scenic spot in the park
38. Get a Junior Ranger badge and patch
39. Go on a night hike
40. Ride a historic train

Things to Do in National Parks (con’t):

41. Hike to the top of a volcano
42. Try a cell phone audio tour
43. Enjoy a tidepool walk
44. Go on a full moon ranger hike
45. Enjoy one of four free entrance days in 2018
46. Go on a cave tour
47. Fourth graders, get a free annual pass
48. Go stargazing
49. Adhere to Leave No Trace principles
50. Go sledding on a sand dune

Remember, campgrounds and RVs book up very quickly, so the time is now to get started and book your things to do in National Parks!

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