Exploring National Parks with FMCA

Looking for a new national park destination or a place to visit with fellow FMCA members in your area? Lucky for you, we love national parks, too!  That’s why we put together this list of national parks by FMCA Area, to share some of the best this great land has to offer – right in your backyard! Take a look at this map and familiarize yourself with the FMCA areas of chapter representation. 

FMCA Northeast Area – Acadia National Park

Acadia is known as the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast and can be found on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Enjoy the hiking trails and dramatic Atlantic shoreline.

You’ll find countless breathtaking views like this one during your visit to Acadia.

FMCA Eastern Area – Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is best for a forest getaway where RVers can take a scenic drive, while also enjoying the multiple hiking trails. Maybe you’ll spot a black bear! The surrounding area of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge has lots of exciting things to do while you’re in the region. 

The view from Clingman’s Dome, the highest point in the park.

FMCA Southeast Area – Biscayne National Park

Enjoy snorkeling and paddle boarding at Biscayne National Park. This watery wonderland is perfect for a tropical getaway or a short trip while you’re snowbirding in Florida.

Looking out over the bay into the tropical paradise known as Biscayne. Below the surface of the water is where the real magic is located!

FMCA Great Lakes Area – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be found on the shoreline of Lake Michigan and is known for its 300-foot-tall Dune Climb and 35 miles of sandy shoreline.

A breathtaking view from Higham Treat Farms Trail. (Photo courtesy of MyNorth.com)

FMCA Midwest Area – Voyageurs National Park

Did you know Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota is 40% water? Compared to other NPS locations, Voyageurs is geologically unique, and the perfect place for camping or fishing!

Most of the park is only accessible by boat.

FMCA South Central Area – Big Bend National Park

Check out the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park in Texas, and learn about its rich history! Big Bend offers has horse riding, mountain bicycling, and jeep touring for visitors, so they can’t miss the beautiful landscape and sight-seeing.

The Chisos Mountains are just one of the many spectacles to see at Big Bend.

FMCA Rocky Mountain Area – Saguaro National Park

Saguaro is divided into two areas, East and West with the city of Tucson located in the middle.It is home to the nation’s largest cacti, the saguaro. FMCA is having its 101st International Convention in Tucson March 26-29, 2020. Read more about the convention here

This park has the highest concentration of Saguaro cacti in the world. (photo courtesy of VisitTheUSA.com)

FMCA Western Area – Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park in California is known as the home of the tallest trees on Earth. Walk, bike, or camp along the 200 miles of trails, and take in the surreal beauty of the majestic forest.

These enormous trees grow an average of 300 feet high!

FMCA Northwest Area – Glacier National Park

Hike on one of Glacier’s 700 miles of trails or take the iconic Going-to-the-Sun scenic highway. This beautiful park is perfect for those looking for a northwestern adventure!

It is hard to believe that mountains and views like this can be found in the continental United States

To find more parks around the U.S. and Canada please visit the NPS and Parks Canada websites.

Want to learn more about how you can save with NPS passes? Read our blog here.

 

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