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Protecting America’s Great Outdoors and Powering Our Future. This is the official account for the Department.
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The dark centers and golden rays of prairie sunflowers seem to echo the eclipse shining above them. Sunflowers blossom in the dunes and grasslands of GreatSandDunes National Park (greatsanddunesnps) and Preserve in Colorado in late August -- just in time to welcome the 2017 solar eclipse. Photo by Patrick Myers, National Park Service. usinterior findyourpark eclipse2017

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Did you see yesterday’s solar eclipse? People gathered in large groups at public lands across the country to witness this amazing natural phenomenon. Herd Lake at Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness in Idaho was in the zone of totality and visitors enjoyed a great show. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (mypubliclands). usinterior eclipse2017

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No words. The total Eclipse2017 seen just outside of Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. Video by Jacob W. Frank, NationalPark Service. usinterior findyourpark SolarEclipse2017

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There’s more to Badlands NationalPark (badlandsnps) than gorgeous scenery. You can see bison and bighorn sheep roaming the grasslands near colorful, jagged rock formations. Rich fossil beds reveal the remains of ancient mammals like saber-toothed cats and rhinos. 244,000 acres of SouthDakota badlands will make this one of your favorite national parks. Photo by Shawn Stackhouse (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark

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Sometimes the road less traveled leads to the best experiences. The rounded contours of the geologic phenomena called the Alabamas create an otherworldly landscape. California’s AlabamaHills Recreation Area is great for hiking, biking and climbing. Photo courtesy of Brian Stowell (brianstowell). usinterior

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Sunrise over CraterLake NationalPark is one of the most stunning sights in Oregon. Photo by Curtis Smith (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark

3 Days ago
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Scott_Kranz wrapping up my takeover of US Interior with this Yosemite pic. Bridalveil Falls strongly flows down into the iconic Yosemite Valley fog, after a day of intense rainfall. Extraordinary scenes like this make it clear why millions of visitors explore Yosemite NationalPark each year. Whether you hope to look up at El Capitan’s shear rock face or take in sunrise over Half Dome, or any of the other countless sights in the valley or beyond, a visit to Yosemite is always a magical experience that’s never forgotten. -Scott_Kranz yosemitenps california usinterior findyourpark

4 Days ago
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Scott_Kranz here again. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest over four years ago, I'll admit I only vaguely knew of Mount Rainier, the most prominent and glaciated peak in the contiguous United States. Since then, this stunning peak and MountRainier NationalPark as a whole has become one of the most special places to me. I've now spent countless hours staring up at this active volcano from the backcountry, witnessing it hide in and out of clouds, reflect off of still alpine waters, and bask in warm alpenglow ... a mountain and national park I once barely knew. Just think about the parks that you have yet to discover and that will become your own special places. -Scott_Kranz mountrainiernps washington usinterior findyourpark

4 Days ago
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Scott Kranz (Scott_Kranz) here, and I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite images on the US Interior’s instagram page today. Although it’s hard for me to choose a favorite national park, Denali NationalPark stands out in my eyes. After a visit to Alaska and a trip into the Denali backcountry last fall, my idea of "wilderness" undoubtedly changed. There's the Denali wilderness -- with its unspoiled and untouched terrain and diverse wildlife -- and then there's wilderness everywhere else. After your own visit to Denali maybe you'll agree. -Scott_Kranz denalinps alaska usinterior findyourpark

4 Days ago
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Over the weekend, people around the world looked to the sky to see peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. To witness this amazing sight, Nate Luebbe headed to Bear Lake at RockyMountain NationalPark in Colorado. It was the absolute perfect spot! Photo rockynps courtesy of Nate Luebbe (nateinthewild for dirtroadtravels). usinterior findyourpark

5 Days ago
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The short Alaska summer pulls back a blanket of snow and offers visitors epic views of mind-boggling landscapes. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve is our country’s largest national park and home to wide river valleys, towering mountain ranges and a glacier larger than the state of Rhode Island. Add in amazing wildlife and volcanoes, and this park is an adventurer’s dream. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, NationalPark Service. FindYourPark usinterior

5 Days ago
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The evening sun casts light on the intricate layers of the GrandCanyon, creating a blue hue visible from Desert View overlook. Photo of Grand Canyon NationalPark (grandcanyonnps) in Arizona by Isaac Borrego (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark

6 Days ago
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There are some moments in nature that leave you breathless. Take an early morning walk in Chincoteague National WildlifeRefuge in Virginia. Follow the trails past calm wetlands. Listen to night noises begin to quiet. Look up over a misty field to see the golden sun rise above a stand of trees and let the beauty wash over you. Sunrise photo by Kris Orr (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior

6 Days ago
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Whoa! ⚡️Mother Nature puts on a show, creating this dramatic lightning shot at Colorado National Monument. Photo courtesy of JT Dudrow (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark weather

7 Days ago
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The 101-foot tall Rainbow Falls is just one of the many natural wonders found at Devils Postpile National Monument in California. Nestled in pristine mountain scenery, the DevilsPostpile formation is a rare geologic spectacle of hundreds of symmetrical basalt columns. Lucky glimpses of black bears and pine martens amaze hikers. Wildflower blooms bring vivid color to the landscape. Don’t you want to see it all now? Photo by Cat Connor (www.sharetheexperience.org). FindYourPark usinterior

7 Days ago
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As this summer is reaching its climax, the lower elevations around GlacierBay National Park (glacierbaynps) are gaining a velvet-green appearance. Wildflowers are in abundance and many berries are ripening. Snow is melting off the mountain tops and providing routes for adventure-seekers to reach the high country. It is a beautiful time of year to be here in Alaska. Photo by J. McFee, NationalPark Service. usinterior findyourpark

8 Days ago
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Happy birthday to the Appalachian Trail! Completed on August 14, 1937, the A.T. is a 2,180-mile long footpath that traverses the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. Conceived in 1921 and built by private citizens over the next 15 years, the entire AppalachianTrail has been conquered by over 17,500 thru-hikers. Most challengers start off in Georgia in March and April and take 5-6 months to complete the journey. Along the way, hikers push their limits, make friends and enjoy spectacular scenery. It’s a great place to FindYourWay. Photo from the A.T. in Shenandoah National Park (ShenandoahNPS) in Virginia by Kah-Wai Lin (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior

8 Days ago
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One of the most strenuous trails in NorthCascades National Park (ncascadesnps) reaps stunning rewards for those willing and able to make the grueling trek. The historic lookout on the summit of Washington’s Sourdough Mountain can be approached via Diablo or Pierce Mountain sides. Both trails are steep, and both pass through forest and meadow communities before arriving at the rocky lookout site with views of lakes, peaks and glaciers in every direction. Pictured here is the view never the top of Sourdough Mountain with DiabloLake visible down below. Photo by Chris Holm, NationalPark Service. usinterior findyourpark

9 Days ago
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You never know what you’ll see at RockyMountain NationalPark in Colorado. Emerging from cover after a storm, Ron Hazeloop chased a rainbow to Spruce Lake and just happened to catch a large bull moose standing in the water. Snapping the photo, he called it “a magical moment.” Photo rockynps by Ron Hazeloop (www.sharetheexperience.org). usinterior findyourpark

10 Days ago
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Located in the Northwest corner of Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, Noatak National Preserve is one of our most remote and least visited public lands. Ringed by mountains, the Noatak River basin preserves an intact ecosystem of Arctic plants and animals. Home to the Inupiat people, the preserve provides subsistence and protects cultural traditions. Photo of Rainbow Lake by J. Bryant, NationalPark Service (alaskanps). FindYourPark usinterior

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