The United States National Park Service has become the envy of the world. Since its founding in 1916 under President Woodrow Wilson, the National Park Service has grown significantly with nearly 22,000 employees and 59 designated national parks encompassing approximately 84.4 million acres. Celebrating its centennial in the upcoming year of 2016, the National Park Service and its designated locations have become world renowned in the last one-hundred years.

As the number of visitors continually rises with each passing year, most of our National Parks have become tourist attractions that feel crowded and lived in, taking away from the still beauty and untamed wilderness that was originally preserved. If you are an RVer hoping to experience the solitude and true beauty of the outdoors, consider visiting some of the lesser known gems of our National Park’s system in these out of the way places.