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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Top Ten Things to do in National Parks

Today marks National Park Thrillers 5th anniversary. This article also marks National Park Thrillers 200th post. Over the past five years, we've written and talked about national park issues like funding, grizzly bear conservation, and what I've learned from my parents while visiting national parks.

Over the past five years, National Park Thrillers has seen more than 35,000 hits an had readers from across the globe. I appreciate my readers and listeners. Thank you for your support.

Today's podcast is entitled The Top Ten Things to Do in National Parks and can be found here. In this episode, we detail the ten things every visitor should do when visiting a national park from taking a hike to learning something new.

The Park Thrillers Podcast YouTube Video is found below.

What do you think of our list? What did we get right? What did we miss?

Sean Smith is a former Yellowstone Ranger, and an award winning conservationist, TEDx speaker, and author. He writes national park thrillers from his home in the shadow of Mount Rainier National Park. To learn more about his thrillers click here or follow him on twitter: @parkthrillers


  1. Great podcast, Sean. When we camp with our five children at National Parks, we do many of these things. We always go on the ranger hikes and interpretive programs. My kids, as well as myself, pepper the rangers with questions. We watch stars pop out. Lucky you, to have been a park ranger. All the best!

  2. Sean, I forgot to tell you. I recount many of our National Park adventures on my Camping with Five Kids blog, National Parks are necessary for people to connect with nature, to learn about history, or to find peace and enjoy one another's company. Thank you for your podcast. We would always thank the park rangers for all they do. It’s a good idea to suggest that we write Congress about our National Parks. I’ve shared your post online.

  3. Victoria, thanks for your kind words. I'll check out your blog!

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