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America’s National Parks Map

America's National Parks

What better way to plan your next National Park road trip than with this National Parks map, newly-updated to include all 61 — including our newest parks — Gateway Arch and Indiana Dunes!

The United States has 61 protected areas known as National Parks that are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National parks can only be established by an act of the United States Congress. The first National Park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. The Organic Act of 1916 created the National Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Seven National Parks (including six in Alaska) are paired with a National Preserve, areas with different levels of protection that are administered together but considered separate units.

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The America’s National Park Map features all 61 national parks.

Acadia National Park
Arches National Park
Badlands National Park
Big Bend National Park
Biscayne National Park
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Channel Islands National Park
Congaree National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
Denali National Park & Preserve
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Gateway Arch National Park

Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Great Basin National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Haleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hot Springs National Park
Indiana Dunes National Park
Isle Royale National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Katmai National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
Lake Clark National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mesa Verde National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
National Park of American Samoa
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Pinnacles National Park
Redwood National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Saguaro National Park
Sequoia National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Virgin Islands National Park
Voyageurs National Park
Wind Cave National Park
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Zion National Park

Currently, there are more than 400 sites under the protection of the National Park Service, including National Lakeshores, National Seashores, National Recreation Areas, National Historic Sites, National Monuments — and many other sites that showcase this country’s vibrant culture, rich history, and awe-inspiring landscapes!


About the Artist

Photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker studied photography with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park during the summer of 1979 when he was just 19. It was an experience solidified his love of photography and our National Parks. Now he is on a journey to photograph and create iconic WPA-style posters of all 60 major national parks as we celebrate the next 100 years of the National Park Service.

“I feel it’s important to protect America’s special places, and to connect people with nature. And it’s up to all of us to pitch in. Perhaps more importantly, we need to inspire the next generation of park stewards. I’m trying to make a difference by giving back to the amazing organizations that support our National Parks. I donate 10% of annual profits, so when you buy one of these original works, you’re helping these trusts, conservancies and associations, too.”

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Muir Woods National Monument Celebrates its 111th Anniversary January 9th

Muir Woods

Muir Woods National Monument is located on Mount Tamalpais near the Pacific coast, in southwestern Marin County, California. It is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and is 12 miles north of San Francisco. It protects 554 acres of which 240 acres are old growth coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forests, one of a few such stands remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Muir Woods, visitors are invited to step back in time to the days of one of the earliest park advocates.

Walk among the soaring old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek and lifting their crowns to reach the sun and fog. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape. Immerse yourself in the sights that inspired John Muir to be such a strong voice for the preservation and conservation of America’s most special places.

Muir Woods has a rich and varied history, from its use by the Coast Miwok people, to its early days of tourism and the Mount Tamalpais Mill Valley Scenic Railway, to an era of conservation, to modern preservation. In each era, the forest has been affected by the actions of humans, for better or for worse.

The incredible diversity of flora and fauna at Muir Woods can be daunting some times, elusive at other times. The redwoods themselves dominate the scene, but the Steller’s jay often steals the show. Ladybugs clustering by the thousands on ancient horsetail ferns boggle the imagination, while the slimy banana slug is able to disgust and fascinate all at once. Plants adapt to low light levels on the forest floor, while whole plant and animal communities bustle in the canopy above our heads.

The Muir Woods National Monument is an old-growth coastal redwood forest. Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the forest is regularly shrouded in a coastal marine layer fog, contributing to a wet environment that encourages vigorous plant growth. The fog is also vital for the growth of the redwoods as they use moisture from the fog during droughty seasons, in particular the dry summer.

The monument is cool and moist year round with average daytime temperatures between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is heavy during the winter and summers are almost completely dry with the exception of fog drip caused by the fog passing through the trees. Annual precipitation in the park ranges from 39.4 inches in the lower valley to 47.2 inches higher up in the mountain slopes.

Muir Woods National Monument

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Join me on this 3-minute Seaplane Flight to Dry Tortugas National Park

In March of 2016, I visited Dry Tortugas National Park and photographed it for one of the next National Park Posters. I took the seaplane flight from Key West to Dry Tortugas — a 25 minute flight — but I’ll get you there in 3 minutes!

Enjoy the flight!!!

I also visited Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park so there will be a full set of posters for Florida.

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Celebrating Redwood National Park’s Anniversary!

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is known as the home of the tallest trees on Earth. Redwoods grow from the seeds the size of a tomato seed, yet can weigh 500 tons and stand taller than the Statue of Liberty. Its foot-thick bark makes the tree all but impervious to fire and insects.The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of rugged coastline. For thousands of years people have lived in this verdant landscape. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all.

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How Can You Support America’s National Parks? Here are 6 Easy Ways!

Our national parks have taken center stage recently, and for good reason. Today, America’s national parks need our support more than ever. With an existing backlog of work and impending budget cuts, we need to lend our support to preserve America’s Best Idea. So how can you help? It’s actually very easy. Here are a half dozen ways you can contribute to these incredible places so the next generation can enjoy them, too!

Volunteer: There are so many ways you can help out your national parks through volunteering — just figure out which role is right for you.

Donate: Simply donating to the National Park Foundation will contribute to the 400 national parks in the country. We have 84 million acres of land to protect!

Purchase an America the Beautiful Pass: Honestly, this one’s a no brainer! At a cost of just $80 ($20 for Senior Pass), there’s no better value on the planet than these annual passes. Get all the details at the National Park Service site and start visiting America’s National Parks!

Contribute to the Conservation and Preservation Charities of America: This foundation trains people to protect the environment, conserve natural resources, and preserve historic places. It works to protect the nation’s hiking trails, fisheries, rivers, coastal areas and oceans.

Become a Member: You can become a member of one of the many national, regional or local organizations, associations and conservancies that support our national parks. If you’re already a member, renew for next year!

Share your Park Experience with Others: The only way to spread the word about the beauty and importance of national parks is to show other people just how wonderful these places are. Share your stories and pictures with friends, family and on social media and encourage others to find their park!


I’m trying to make a difference by giving back to the amazing organizations, associations, trusts and conservancies that support the National Parks. I feel that it’s important to protect America’s special places, and to connect people with nature. And it’s up to all of us to pitch in. Perhaps more importantly, we need to inspire the next generation of park stewards. Learn about our Giving Back Program here…

So you can see how easy it is to support America’s national parks! Now it’s time to hit the road and start exploring!

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Black Friday Savings; National Parks Typography Poster FREE!

59 National Parks Typography Poster

#BlackFriday is November 25! But if you use the coupon code: BlackFriday — you’ll get the National Parks Typography poster absolutely FREE when your order any posters, collections or Artist Proofs at www.national-park-posters.com.

The National Parks Typography poster features the names of all 59 National Parks. And the poster celebrates the National Park Service Centennial — the seal reads “100th Anniversary” and “1916-2016”.

Choose from some of the more popular parks, like Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Yosemite…

Or from some of the newest offerings, like Cuyahoga Valley, Mammoth Cave, Sequoia, Kings Canyon & Pinnacles…

Use the coupon code: BlackFriday and you’ll get the National Parks Typography poster absolutely FREE when you order any posters, collections or Artist Proofs at www.national-park-posters.com.

No need to wait until #BlackFriday. Get posters of your favorite parks and the FREE National Parks Typography poster right now! Just use coupon code: BlackFriday at: www.national-park-posters.com

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Celebrating the Wright Brothers, Dayton and the History of Aviation!

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of the The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which was was opened on October 16th, 1992.

Last week I visited the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, and was fortunate enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the old Wright Company factory, where the Wright brothers produced approximately 120 airplanes in 13 different models. It’s amazing the factory buildings still stand after more than 100 years, and they have gone through many transitions as other companies in the aviation and automotive industries have retrofitted and used them for their operations.

The Wright Company factory is closed to the public now…but work is underway to open it to visitors as a unit of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and his brother Orville (1871-1948) built their first experimental airplanes in the back of their bicycle shop at 1127 W. Third St. They formed the Wright Company in November 1909. The company operated briefly in rented space until Building 1 was completed in 1910. Building 2 was erected in 1911.

The Wright Company factory was the first in America built for the purpose of manufacturing airplanes. Once restored and open to the public, the factory will complete the story of the Wright brothers’ invention, development and commercialization of the airplane in Dayton.

If you’re interested in the Wright Brothers, Aviation, Dayton and/or the National Parks, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter at:

www.national-park-posters.com

and you’ll be the first to know when new posters are released. And, there will be a new poster for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Site! So stay tuned…

The images here show what the site looks like today (black & white photos) and a couple of renderings of what the new facility will look like!

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The National Park Poster Project featured in 5280 — Denver’s Mile High Magazine

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Daliah Singer, Senior Editor at 5280 Magazine. Today, her article — Local Artist Recreates National Parks Posters for the Centennial — about The National Park Poster Project appeared on 5280.com.


Here’s a sneak peek…

Bring the trails home with you, thanks to Longmont-based artist Rob Decker’s National Park Poster Project.

BY DALIAH SINGER, SENIOR EDITOR, 5280 MAGAZINE
AUGUST 4 2016, 12:05 PM

Arches National Park - Rocky Mountain National Park

Rob Decker’s national park posters are nostalgia at its best.
—Photos courtesy of the artist

You don’t have to visit a national park this month in order to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday—though we’ll jump at any reason to explore Colorado’s great outdoors. (Find some inspiration with our two-minute guide to the Centennial State’s national parks and this national parks road-trip map.) But if you simply can’t make it to the trails, you can still bring them home with you thanks to Longmont-based artist Rob Decker’s National Park Poster Project.


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Hot Springs National Park Posters Features Historic Bathhouse Row

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park was first called Hot Springs Reservation — and was initially created by an act of Congress on April 20, 1832 — even before the concept of a national park existed. It was the first time that a piece of land had been set aside by the federal government for the people as an area for recreation. For centuries, the hot spring water was believed to possess medicinal properties — and the subject of legend among several Native American tribes. Following federal protection, the city developed into a successful spa town and has been home to Major League Baseball spring training, illegal gambling, speakeasies and gangsters such as Al Capone, horse racing at Oaklawn Park, the Army and Navy Hospital, and 42nd President Bill Clinton.

The park includes portions of downtown Hot Springs, making it one of the most accessible national parks. Bathing in spring water is available in approved facilities and the entire Bathhouse Row area is designated as a National Historic Landmark District. It contains the grandest collection of bathhouses of its kind in North America, including many outstanding examples of Gilded Age architecture. The row’s Fordyce Bathhouse serves as the park’s visitor center and Buckstaff and Quapaw still operate as bathhouses.

I’ve just released the Hot Springs National Park poster, which features Historic Bathhouse Row, and I wanted you to know about this early release offer!

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National Park Service Loses Early Battle over Yosemite National Park’s Trademarked Names

Yosemite National Park

As you may have read, The National Park Service lost an early legal battle over Yosemite National Park’s trademarked names.

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Last week, the federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board put the park service’s request to cancel certain Yosemite-area trademarks on hold.

In a procedural move that might shape the final outcome, the board’s decision led to a U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge rejecting the park service’s request to postpone consideration of a legal challenge by the previous concessionaire, Delaware North Corporation (DNC).

DNC, which managed Yosemite’s major lodging and recreation concessions until March 1st of this year, secured trademark protection for some popular Yosemite-area names.

The National Park Service, however, has renamed these properties and the Ahwahnee will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, and Curry Village will become Half Dome Village. The Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will turn into Yosemite Valley Lodge; Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge; and Badger Pass Ski Area will be called Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area.

And we may not be able to call Yosemite National Park by that name either!!!

I’m not sure how long I will be able to offer the WPA-style poster that bears the name Yosemite National Park. I’ve heard some estimates that say it may take two years to get this resolved. But there’s no telling what the outcome might be.

So, if you’ve been thinking about the Yosemite National Park poster, I’d encourage you to take a second look before they are sold out.

There are fewer than 100 Limited Edition prints remaining…and I am not sure when, or if, I will be able to reprint.

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http://www.national-park-posters.com/product/yosemite-national-park/

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