First-time visitors to national parks often miss important details, like park rules or the weather forecast. However, these oversights can lead to inconvenient, or even dangerous, situations.
Several parks now require reservations or permits for specific activities.
Plan early because accommodations in and near popular parks book up fast during peak seasons.
When planning your visit to a national park, you might be tempted to pack your schedule with every hike, overlook, and landmark.
It’s great to have a plan. However, sticking too closely to your plan can cause you to miss unexpected opportunities.
While popular spots are worth a visit, focusing solely on Instagram-famous locations may limit your overall park experience.