National Park Maps is an independently-run national park mapping website that provides an array of different types of maps and documentation for national parks and historic sites in the U.S. This site is especially handy for anyone who may be planning a trip to a national park and wants to explore by hiking (on designated trails or in the backcountry) and camping. Visitors to the site can explore maps by navigating to the tabs labeled "Parks by state" or "All parks." The latter tab also contains maps for national monuments; recreation areas; historic sites; other park units (such as Alcatraz Island and Pearl Harbor); and national seashores, lakeshores, and rivers. Each individual map section contains maps of specific trails or other areas of the park - most include topographical information about the area and details that include whether there are camping grounds, groceries, gas stations, and other markers. In the Death Valley Maps section, visitors have the option to view the entire park (including an interactive map of the park), but also maps of Furnace Creek, Desolation Canyon trail, Little Bridge Canyon trail, a Las Vegas to Death Valley roadmap, and much more. National Park Maps is a useful resource for anyone planning a trip to a national park or historic site, but may also be of interest to anyone interested in cartography or mapping technology.
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