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Mt Rainier
Mount Rainier has the greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States, which radiates from the summit and slopes of the 14,411 foot dormant volcano. The park, which was established on March 2, 1899, contains vast expanses of pristine old growth forests, subalpine flower meadows, spectacular alpine scenery, and stimulating outdoor activities. More »

By Act of Congress on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park was "dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people..." Yellowstone is the first and oldest national park in the world. More »

Created in 1910, Glacier National Park provides over one million acres of habitat and protection for a wonderful variety of wildlife and wildflowers. Historic lodges preserve the ambience of nineteenth century travel for twentieth century visitors. More »

Acadia National Park preserves about 40,000 acres of Atlantic coast shoreline, mixed hardwood and spruce/fir forests, mountains, and lakes, as well as several off-shore islands. More »

Great Smokey Mountains
The National Park, in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee, encompasses 800 square miles of which 95 percent is forested... it is one of the largest protected areas in the east. More »

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