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National Parks by National Geographic

By National Geographic Society

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National Geographic presents a beautiful, award-winning interactive guide to 25 of America's most visited national parks. Included free are photo galleries, visitor information, and maps. Purchase the full guides for an even richer experience—and explore the national parks like never before.

Whether you are seeking inspiration and planning your next trip or you’re looking for the ultimate in utility, National Geographic has everything you need to explore twenty-five of the most-visited U.S. national parks at your fingertips. Watch for updates as we continue to add more parks!

Acadia • Arches • Badlands • Big Bend • Bryce Canyon • Canyonlands • Crater Lake • Death Valley • Denali • Everglades • Glacier • Glacier Bay • Grand Canyon • Grand Teton • Great Smoky Mountains • Haleakalā • Hawai'i Volcanoes • Hot Springs • Joshua Tree • Mount Rainier • Olympic • Rocky Mountain • Sequoia and Kings Canyon • Shenandoah • Yellowstone • Yosemite • Zion

Each park guide has all the information you’ll need to know before you go (or get while you’re there!): local time, weather, how to get there, when to go, where to camp or stay, what to do, what to see, and so much more. Plus, each park guide comes with a custom-designed stamp—collect one at each park you visit.

National Geographic is known for its photography, and this app is no different. Explore the parks—from Joshua Tree to the Everglades, from Acadia to Zion—through spectacular images and never-before-seen vintage shots. Plus, learn how to re-create the best photos from the experts: National Geographic photographers.

• Global and interactive map views with filtering by activity and seasonality
• Personalized user space to track your favorite parks, activities, itineraries, photos, and more
• Thousands of points of interest, all tagged with GPS coordinates for easy planning and locating
• The top must-sees and must-dos for each park, curated by National Geographic editors
• Stunning photo galleries for each park, plus rare vintage images from the National Geographic Archive
• Photo tips from National Geographic photographers
• Sharing through Facebook, email, and Twitter
• Collectible park stamps
• And much, much more!

- Apple Design Award Winner, iPhone Developer Showcase
- iPad Editor's Choice
- iPhone App of the Week
- W3 Awards - Best in Show 2012
- Webby Awards Honoree - Best Visual Design
- 2 time BestAppEver Award Winner

"...the best national parks app for the United States is the free National Parks by National Geographic guide..." —New York Times

"Here is an iPhone app that Teddy Roosevelt and Ansel Adams might love." —Macworld

"And, in true NatGeo fashion, it’s the photos—professional, archival and user-generated—that make the app." —

"All in all ... I can say that this is one of the most inspiring, useful and consistent iPhone apps I’d seen in a while..." —

**v1.2.2 enabled iCloud synching of your Park Guide purchases. Please ensure that you have enabled iCloud and have turned on Documents & Data on all of your devices that are synched with the same Apple ID.

**Please Note: this app requires an initial network (cellular or wifi) connection to access content.

**Please note: this app is not a replacement for nor related to the Park Maps HD app.

What's New in Version 1.6

- Updated for iOS8
- Minor tweaks and updates to content (thanks to all users who suggested edits!)
- Enjoying NatGeo National Parks? Please support our app by leaving a review on the App Store.

As always, we value your input. Please continue to tweet us at @HelloNatGeo or email us at with suggestions!


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Customer Reviews

Love it

Being national geographic I expect top quality maps, photos, advice etc. The free info with map integration is wonderful. I used to have the national parks hd app which was outstanding. This is as close to that as it gets. I think paying to marginal fee for the complete set of these guides is a real value. I paid more then $14 for one guide 10 years ago in paperback!! ( and I'd usually buy 5 or 6 for each trip) I've come to realize it's worth paying for some things. People tend to complain now days when they actually have to pay an artist or adventurer for something that is actually valuable and took time and resources to create. This app looks beautiful. And It's nice to not have advertising bars popping up all over the screen like on many free apps as well. Even without paying for the expanded content it's worth having. My 2 cents.

Great adventuring was had through this app

My wife and I wanted to explore our countries beautiful parks and this app was perfect. We did 5 parks in one year and did them in national geographic style. Only thing I could wish for would be more maps for different parks like the great sand dunes in Colorado or the Adirondacks in NY. I would gladly purchase them. Stop being so cheap people.

?? Hope it helps !!!!

In my school we are doing a national parks project and we have to make a scrap book. And of course I'm doing acaida cuz maine is my favorite place in the world so I hope this has a lot of facts I can use!!!! Btw I love national geo and I play a computer game by them : ANIMAL JAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

National Parks by National Geographic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 97.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. set of all available park guides$13.99
  2. Yellowstone Guide$1.99
  3. Yosemite Guide$1.99
  4. Grand Canyon Guide$1.99
  5. Zion Guide$1.99
  6. Glacier Guide$1.99
  7. Grand Teton Guide$1.99
  8. Sequoia and Kings Canyon Guide$1.99
  9. Rocky Mountain Guide$1.99
  10. Acadia Guide$1.99