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How To Visit a National Park

Watch more Road Trip Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make the most of your visit to a national park with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Plan in advance Plan in advance, especially when visiting the most popular parks and wilderness areas, because permits for access to certain areas are limited. Step 2: Decide where to stay Decide where you will stay and how long you need in order to see the sights. Then make reservations as soon as possible, whether you're staying within or outside park boundaries. Tip Visit a national park during the off season to avoid crowds. Step 3: Make list Make a list of what to bring depending on your planned activities, keeping in mind the basics, such as cash, bug repellent and sunscreen, and that gear may be rented near the park. Step 4: Check pet restrictions Check pet restrictions before leaving home if you plan to bring the family pet. Pets are prohibited from some areas. Step 5: Stop at visitor center Stop at the visitor center when you arrive to obtain a pass, learn the latest on park conditions, and obtain any needed permits. Tip Seniors 62 and older who visit national parks qualify for a $10 lifetime National Park pass. Step 6: Challenge yourself Challenge yourself in nature's wonderland in America's 390 national parks and sights where endless options to climb, swim, hike, bike, and ski will help you explore your own limits and potential. Did You Know? President Grant signed a bill on March 1, 1872 establishing Yellowstone as the country's first national park.
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