Our national parks are places that are special to everyone. They are preserved nature that goes untouched and can be enjoyed for generations to come. There are some very popular National Parks, but there are some unpopular ones as well. We want to explore these unpopular parks and see what gems we might be missing.
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve – Alaska
This park has no roads in, trails to follow, and no roads out. This is backcountry at its finest. To visit this park you will have to arrange transportation in and out of the park via plane. This is probably why it isn’t visited very often as it is not easy to get to and you need to have fine-tuned camping skills to survive this park as well.
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve – Alaska
This is another rustic park, but it does have a designated camping area and canoe rentals if you want to explore the beautiful Lake Clark.
Isle Royale National Park – Michigan
This national park can be reached via fairy. There is plenty of fishing and even a camping area. But, you will have to make reservations to camp for the night. There is a guided tour as well.,
North Cascades National Park – Washington
Just 3 hours from Seattle and you have this amazing place. There is hiking, boating, fishing, and all kinds of nature to take in.
Kobuk Valley National Park – Alaska
Another one without roads or trails and the terrain can be harsh at best, There are beautiful sand dunes and other things to explore. To visit you need to have higher skills than most hikers to endure this national park.
Great Basin National Park – Nevada
This park offers guided tours, camping, and fishing. Explore the Leham caves and stargaze in one of the darkest skies on Earth.
Dry Tortugas National Park -Florida
Only accessible by boat or plane, this national park is home to a huge fort that can be explored as well as offers crystal clear skis. There is a first-come, first-serve campground with 10 sites.
Congaree National Park – South Carolina
This park has lots of hiking and three campgrounds. The camping is free, just need a permit from the main lodge. This is a great place to take in all that mother nature has to offer. There is even a guided tour.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Texas
This park has a lot of various terrains to explore. There are developed campgrounds that you can reserve to rest after all the exploring. And, be sure to take a fossil guide as there is a rich history buried deep into this park with fossils showing up all around.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Colorado
This park offers 2 developed campgrounds as well as many miles of hiking trails. There are huge canyon walls that you can explore and feel small against. There are rims to explore and at the top, you can see for miles. Take in the breathtaking views that only Black Canyon can offer.
I have been camping and going outdoors for over 15 years! My first experience was when I joined the scouts. There I learned a lot. From building a campfire to set up a really big tent. Then I know this is awesome. Around 2005 I also started Geocaching. This is a lot of fun. And every time we go camping we look at the map to see if there are some nice caches around.