Category: National Parks News and Opinions

It’s About Time – White Sands Named America’s 62nd National Park

White Sands is one of the most stunning landscapes in the United States.  Not only is it the largest collection of sand dunes in the United States, but the beautiful white, gypsum sand dunes are also some of the most unique sand dunes found anywhere in the world.  While gypsum is one of the most common minerals on the planet, because it easily dissolves in water, it is very rarely found on the surface of the ground.  These unique and amazing traits made White Sands worthy of becoming a National Monument back in 1933.

What to do about Overcrowding at National Parks

If you haven’t been paying attention to the news concerning the US national parks lately, you may not be aware that there is a growing problem in the parks system.  They are becoming far too popular and far too easy to access.  Now, you may be wondering how the parks being too popular and too easy to access are problems, and on the surface I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that.  The parks should be enjoyed by people and they should be accessible to everyone.  However, only to a certain extent and I explain why.

Indiana Dunes – America’s 61st National Park

The month of February has brought some very big news for the national parks system in the United States.  This month, the United States National Parks Service announced the addition of a new national park.  The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has officially been designated as America’s 61st national park.  This is great news for all of those who love beautiful places and want to see those places preserved.