Your Guide to the National Parks: The Complete Guide to all 59 National Parks (Second edition)

Your Guide to the National Parks: The Complete Guide to all 59 National Parks (Second edition)
By Michael Joseph Oswald

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This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks.

An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #3027 in Books
  • Published on: 2017-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x 1.20" w x 7.50" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 704 pages

Editorial Reviews


From the First Edition ...
"In short, this is a great, almost encyclopedic, guide to help you prepare for your park visits." - Kurt Repanshek (

"Your Guide to the National Parks is quite frankly, amazing." - On Wisconsin Magazine

Oswald provides an amazing, almost overwhelming, amount of data on each place. ...a timely and useful reference." - Library Journal

"Each entry includes location info, what to expect from nature, how to find the park, open seasons, notable attractions, and plenty of full color photography to back the details up. Your Guide to the National Parks is a must for nature and vacation collections." - Midwest Book Review

"This gem of a travel guide is one of the most comprehensive and well-crafted books of its genre on the market." - ForeWord Reviews

From the Author
Your Guide to the National Parks (1st edition) was the bestselling national park guidebook in 2015 (according to Nielsen BookScan data).

From the Back Cover
First Edition Accolades ...

ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Winner
Benjamin Franklin Award Winner
National Outdoor Book Award Winner
Bill Fisher Award Finalist

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful.
5Skip the others and buy this one!
By Eduardo
This book is amazing. It has so much information that I missed from my other National Park visits. I purchased the Lonely Planet and Nat Geo park books and they were horrible. Pretty much everything you can find online, nothing more. This book has everything, trails, best sights, and itineraries. I was floored with all the places I missed during my tour of the Southwest parks. Buy this book and you won't need any others!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5The Best!
By R. Ishii
There might be better guides out there for specific national parks, but for a general guide for all of them.....this is the one!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Love This Book
By Michael vanlenten
Love this book...looked at many other books about the National Parks...this is the most in depth...leaving in a couple of weeks for six months in the National Parks...this will be my constant companion...Thanks Michael for making my trip even easier to complete : )

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