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The NPS App has Launched

Three Smart phones with NPS app displayed on each.
NPS Photo/ The National Park Service app

What is the NPS App?

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NPS Photo/ NPS App

The new NPS App has officially launched!

The NPS App connects visitors to all 420+ national parks from one single app.

The new NPS App will help visitors learn about trails, visitor centers, campgrounds, directions, fees and passes, weather alerts, passport stamp locations and more.

With over 420 national parks across the country and in every state, use the NPS App to plan your next adventure.

Millions of visitors journey to national parks each year, and the NPS App provides users with an engaging and informative platform to learn about national parks, plan their visits, and have a great in-park experiences.

Use the app to connect to your nearby national parks and recreate responsibly.

Connect with national parks from wherever you are using the easy-to-use NPS App.

How to Get the App

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Download the app to get started on your next national park adventure. Download the National Park Service App from the iOS app store or the Google Play store to connect to your national parks from your smartphone. You can use the QR code to go directly to the app. In addition you can read more about the app on the NPS website.

Benefits of the App

The NPS App gives its users up-to-date information about every national park from one, easy-to-use app. Plan your adventure from your phone, download maps and tours ahead of time, and find things to do and places to visit on your adventure. 

The app is fully accessible and aims to be a guide for all visitors to national parks.

Your trip begins at home. Use the NPS App to plan your trip and download maps and directions ahead of time.

Using the NPS App, visitors can build personalized lists and save and share information with friends relevant to their interests and upcoming trips.

No internet access? No problem! You can download content for offline use. It’s especially handy if you’re exploring remote areas in parks or concerned about data limits.

Have a question while you’re planning your trip, or need to know where the visitor center is? The app provides an easy way to contact parks directly.

While you’re in the park, use the self-guided tours to learn about the park, create and share a virtual postcard, and stay informed of alerts and closures.

This app is available offline, so users can download resources before their visit, which is especially important for visitors hoping to visit parks in more remote locations that may not have internet access in all areas of the park.

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