Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™
By American Park Network
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"Even if it weren’t free, Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ would be well worth downloading." - Bob Tedeschi, The New York Times
"To find the perfect path, download the free Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ app." – The Wall Street Journal
"Oh, Ranger! is your virtual guide to the outdoors — you fire up the app, plug in your location and either see which parks are near you or find an activity you want to do to filter out the parks that let you do it. It's awesome." – Gizmodo
"The Free Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ App Offers Treasure Trove of Park Information!" - OutdoorUSA
Selected as a top lifestyle app of 2011 by Wired Magazine
In strategic partnership with Ford Motor Company and LL Bean
Find the parks nearest you with the activities you want to do. Our team of writers and editors has spent years compiling, refining and, most importantly, curating a comprehensive database of every national park, state park, local park and federal public land in America.
Each location is cross-referenced with information about available activities, so you can search for the park nearest you with your favorite things to do. We’re the same team that publishes the little green Oh, Ranger!® guides to national parks and public lands that are read by 20+ million park-lovers each year.
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ includes:
• The Most Comprehensive Database of Public Lands in America, Including National Parks, National Forests and all other Federally-Managed Recreation Destinations, As Well As Every State and Local Park In The Nation.
• Park Overviews
• Activities Descriptions
• Maps & Directions
• Important Phone Numbers
• Lodging & Concession Information
• Non-Profit Partners
• Links to Events and Related Websites
• Related Articles
• Nearby Attractions
Choose from 30 different activity categories to find the right place for you, and your friends and family. You can quickly toggle back and forth to find locations that have any or all of the following activities:
• Auto Touring
• Bird Watching
• Disc Golf
• Dog Run
• Historic & Cultural Touring
• Horseback Riding
• Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Use
• Recreation Facility
• Running Track
• Skate Park
• Water Sports
• Wildlife Watching
• Winter Sports
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ contains an exclusive database with information on all different types of public lands, including:
• National Parks
• State Parks
• Local and Regional Parks
• National Forests
• Wildlife Refuges
• Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sites
• US Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas
• and many more public lands…
Through the generous support of Ford Explorer, we’re able to provide this rich database of information ABSOLUTELY FREE! Please download the app and send us your feedback. Tell all your friends to try it too. By downloading Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™, you’re reinforcing the important role public lands play in our lives and helping to support important conservation efforts.
What's New in Version 2.1.2
Fixed a bug that would cause Select Things To Do to crash when displayed.
A couple weeks back the app crashed when I tried pressing "Select Things To Do" but when I reached out I was helped right away. The Staff at Oh, Ranger! let me know it was a issue occurring from the new iOS update. After our first encounter, they alerted me and let me know it was fixed and checked back in to make sure it was working on my end. Excellent customer service!!!!!
Since then, I've used the app without any problems and enjoyed every park in my hometown. :)
Thanks Oh, Ranger!!!
Love this app!
I travel without a definite plan fairly often - a few hours before I want to stop, I use Park Finder to look for a place to camp. Love the map feature where you can see exactly where upon my route the park is. Seems dependable and info has been accurate. I also use it just to find a place to stop to rest or eat lunch - parks are more fun than rest areas! Great app!
Great when traveling with kids
This has been a great app when looking up facilities of a park before going. Also, saved us many times on a long road trip with small kids when "find a park near current location, with a playground" turned out to be the most happiness producing feature.