Our beautiful country was one of the first to portion off part of its land to be preserved for the wildlife, and for future generations. Yellowstone National Park, signed into law in 1872, would be the first of many such parks spanning the entire nation.
And though everyone should visit as many of our national parks as they possibly can to see all that they have to offer, we now live in a technological age. Our phones now connect us to people, organizations—and to places! With the uproarious success of Instagram, it’s no surprise many of the nation’s best national parks have developed their own presence.
So instead of tapping away at Angry Birds during your break (or whenever else you happen to get that phone out), why not hop on Instagram for a quick hit of nature? Naturally, a photo can’t compare to… well, nature—but that doesn’t mean a beautiful photo or two can’t help bridge the gap between outings!
To help you find your way, we’ve picked out some of America’s best national park Instagram accounts. Just take a look and feel free to follow your favorites to keep up-to-date on the passing seasons in that beautiful wilderness.
24 Beautiful National Park Instagram Accounts
1. Arches National Park (Utah)
2. Badlands National Park (South Dakota)
3. Big Bend National Park (Texas)
4. Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina & Virginia)
5. Cape Hatteras National Seashore (North Carolina)
6. Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio)
7. Denali National Park (Alaska)
8. Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida)
9. Glacier National Park (Montana)
10. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California)
11. Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
12. Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)
13. Great Sand Dunes National Park (Nevada)
14. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina & Tennesse)
15. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)
16. Joshua Tree National Park (California)
17.Kenai Fjords National Park (Alaska)
18. North Cascades National Park (Washington)
19. Point Reyes National Seashore (California)
20. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)
21. Saguaro National Park (Arizona)
22. Yellowstone National Park (Montana & Wyoming)
23. Yosemite National Park (California)
24. Zion National Park (Utah)