National Park Service

3.7
560 reviews
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About this app

Let a park ranger be your guide! The National Park Service App is the brand new official app for all 420+ national parks. Find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and more. The app was created by National Park Service staff—people who know national parks—to help you make the most of your visit. With all of these parks and a brand new app, it will take some time to finish creating content for each park. If you don’t find what you’re looking for now, check back regularly as our rangers work to complete the experience for each of our parks.

Unlike other apps, NPS Mobile takes authoritative information from park rangers and combines it with a great suite of features. Here’s a quick look at some of those features.

Interactive Maps: Each park has a detailed map that includes points of interest, along with roads, trails, and other information to plan your trip.

Park Tours: What is there to see? Self-guided tours take you to interesting places in the park. Discover popular destinations as well as places off the beaten track. It’s like having a ranger by your side to guide your trip, giving you suggestions for places to go, directions to get there, and things to do once you arrive.

Amenities: It's the little—and sometimes not so little—things that can make or break a park visit. Learn where you can find and access transportation, food, restrooms, shopping, and more.

Accessibility: The app offers a fully accessible experience with tools to benefit visitors with accessibility needs, such as audio descriptions of exhibits along trails and roads and in visitor centers.

Offline Use: No internet access? No problem! You can download content from entire parks for offline use. It’s especially handy if you’re exploring remote areas in parks or concerned about data limits.

Share Your Visit: Tell your friends and family about the fun things you did by creating and sharing virtual postcards with scenes from the park.

Things to Do: What do you want to do in a park—hike? Take a bus tour or scenic drive? Visit a museum? Join a ranger program? Become a junior ranger? Discover all the fun, entertaining, and educational activities parks have to offer.

News, Alerts & Events: What’s happening? Get news and events for all parks—or selected parks of your choosing.

And that’s just a start! The NPS Mobile app also includes passport stamp locations, fees, visitor center hours and locations, and more.

This one single app includes every one of the 420+ sites in the National Park System, no matter how big or small. Here are just some of the parks you'll find: Acadia, Arches, Big Bend, Bryce Canyon, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Everglades, Glacier, Golden Gate, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Smokies, Joshua Tree, Mammoth Cave, Mount Rainier, Mount Rushmore, Olympic, Redwoods, Rocky Mountain, Sequoia and King Canyon, Shenandoah, Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.
Updated on
Jul 18, 2022

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3.7
560 reviews
John Weiss
August 1, 2022
The app was recently changed. Prior to this I was able to go to a link that would take me directly to the park web site. That feature is no longer available. The web site has much more info including videos etc. which makes it a great feature preparing for a visit. Please consider reinstating this feature. Otherwise, the app is a great planning tool.
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DK NY
August 1, 2022
Great idea but buggy and idiosyncratic. No search for parks ALREADY downloaded- requires Internet (doesn't exist in NPs!) Maps are very rudimentary- no road names, no landmarks, no elevation, etc All points of interests use one symbol (and number of nested ones) - really terrible with endless zooming to actually see a POI. Use different symbols for different types of locations! Fix endless zoom. Categories and park information is very inconsistent both in same and across diff. NPs.
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Tara Behal
July 25, 2022
Map has less detail than the paper map you get at the park. No trail information at all. I downloaded the park for offline use before I went to the park, because I knew there wouldn't be cell service. It still took 5 minutes for the app to open, and still had a pop-up error saying I'm offline. I can't think of a use for this app.
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What's new

We've added new features, fixed bugs and reduced the app size to make it easier to install when you're on the go.