A Guide to National Parks for Visitors With Disabilities

Everything You Need to Know Before Arriving

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When you think of our national parks, you might envision hiking through the woods, laughing around a campfire, swimming in a lake, or other iconic outdoor activities. But for people with disabilities, there’s much more to think about. 

However, having a disability doesn't have to hold you back from enjoying the country's beautiful national parks. Many U.S. national parks offer programs designed for people with disabilities along with wheel-accessible activities and amenities. So before you set out on your great outdoor adventure, plan your trip by checking out these helpful tips on accessibility in the national parks.

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