16. Bring a good camera
On your national parks visit, you’ll see mind-blowing desert or forest landscapes, rock formations, a variety of native wildlife and more. Bringing a high-quality camera will mean you can take great photos of your experience and be able to look back at them for years to come.
17. Leave our national parks better than you found them with Leave No Trace
Many national parks are home to entire ecosystems, fragile geological formations and unique landscapes that are protected for their natural and cultural significance. Leave No Trace
principles help preserve these places by minimizing human impact, so always adhere to its seven principles: Plan ahead and prepare, travel and camp on durable surfaces, correctly get rid of your waste, leave what you find, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife and be considerate and mindful of other visitors.
18. Respect wildlife
When you’re on your national park trip, you’ll probably see all sorts of wildlife, such as moose and grizzly bears in Denali or brown bears and bison in Yellowstone. While you might want to get as close to them as possible, it’s important to respect their boundaries and maintain a safe distance.