National Public Land Day

September 2#1, General Sherman Tree at the north end of Giant Forest. Photo: NPS/Rick Cain8th marks the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day.

More than 1,900 sites and organizations are celebrating public lands on Sept. 28! To find out how you can get involved click on the link: Map of Volunteer Activities

Our Country is home to 58 National Parks and on September 28th you can visit them for FREE! Here is a link to a map of the USA and where the parks are located: Map of National Parks

With America’s public lands covering more than 600 million acres,  there are lots of interesting sites to see.  Here is a quick highlight of the lands that are home to some pretty unique features:

Tallest mountain in North America: Denali/Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park (Alaska)

Most extensive underground cave system on Earth: Mammoth Caves at Mammoth Cave National Park (Kentucky)

Tallest lighthouse in the U.S.: Hatteras Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (North Carolina)

Tallest waterfall in North America: Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park (California) – The 2,425 ft falls flow from approximately November through July, with peak flow in May.

Largest known living tree in the U.S.: General Sherman at Sequoia National Park (California) – “The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world." (Picture on left)

Don't forget to watch our Special Report Grand Canyon Fun Facts.

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