Parks featured in Campfire Stories:
Acadia National Park
If tall granite peaks, lighthouses, brilliantly colored foliage, and rocky coastlines are your thing—Acadia National Park is the place for you. A relatively small park, Acadia is packed with a diverse range of plants and animals, as well as recreational activities afforded by the ocean, lakes, and forests that make up the park.
Zion National Park
Named for it's role as a "sanctuary" and known for it's dramatic display of geology, from the highest sandstone peaks in the world to narrow slot canyons, Zion National Park is perhaps lesser known for the "floods and fury" that can be brought to this lush desert canyon by the very river that carved it, the Virgin River. While now flooded by a surge of visitors, the park's beginning saw few visitors until artists captured and shared it's scenic beauty with the rest of the world.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
North Carolina & Tennessee
Nestled on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains attracts nearly 10 million visitors each year, making it the most visited national park in the country. The park offers stunning views of the oldest mountain range on the planet, scenic drives slowed by "bear jams," and a rich human history.
Yosemite National Park
Perhaps the most beautiful and awe-inspiring park, Yosemite also boasts a romantic history and unique community of individuals who call this place home. As the first federally protected land in the world and playground for adventure seekers, this park is full of many firsts – from evolving what it means to manage and protect land, to developing some of the world’s earliest and premier climbing gear.
Split by the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park is a wilderness park bursting with megafauna, scenic vistas, over 350 trails (many of which are in the backcountry) and Trail Ridge Road, which connects the two sides of the park, leading visitors across the highest continous highway in the country into the alpine tundra at 12,183 feet.
Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho
It’s no wonder Yellowstone was declared the very first National Park. Initially protected for its thermal features, Yellowstone remains one of the most highly visited parks by locals and international tourists alike—its abundant wildlife, thermal features, and sweeping landscapes are truly stunning and leave you wondering if you’ve accidentally traveled to another planet.