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Plan your trip

"We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it — for a little while." - Willa Cather

Plan your adventure using these tools. No matter where you live in the United States, there's a site within two hours of your home.

Let's Get Going!

Explore parks and sites

Get a place to stay

Your family may want to stay somewhere overnight. You can reserve a cabin or campsite on

Pack this

Note: some of our sites don't get cell service. This means you might not be able to make or get phone calls, texts, or emails when you visit.

What to bring

  • Water
  • Healthy camp food and snacks
  • A first-aid kit
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves (if it's cold)
  • Bug spray
  • A map
  • Emergency numbers
Printed Every Kid Outdoors Voucher

Bring your pass

Make sure you bring your pass to get in for free.

At some sites, the ranger will exchange your paper pass for a plastic pass. The plastic pass is waterproof and a great keepsake!

Field trips

A field trip with your class offers a unique learning opportunity.

Many of our sites are ready for large groups and offer programs created for fourth graders.

This program only provides passes for fourth graders.