7 Secret Locations In the National Park System

Updated: Mar 18

National Parks aren’t just beautiful. They also happen to be filled with secrets! For a truly unique, somewhat obscure trip, visit one of the spots in the National Park system that houses a secret location. Read on to learn more about these National Parks!

Travel Awaits ~ ”  The popularity of America’s National Parks continues to grow, even during a pandemic. One of the reasons is the surge of RVing. Controlling more of your vacation, where you stay, who is around you, and of course, your itinerary has spiked as more Americans are renting RVs and looking for wide-open spaces.

So, if you’re itching to get out but want to avoid crowds, you may want to check out some of the lesser-known hidden gems found inside some of America’s most popular National Parks and Forests.

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Silent Heroes Of The Cold War National Memorial In Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest, Nevada Yes, this monument should be top secret, but it’s not. Yet, it does pay tribute to thousands of individuals who worked covertly for the United States government during the Cold War. According to the Forest Service’s page on the memorial, ‘Many of these paid the ultimate price with their very lives, including 14 people on a fatal United States Air Force (USAF) flight that crashed on Charleston Peak in 1955.’ That plane was supposed to land at Area 51.

The memorial is located at the site where wreckage of the flight was first found, scattered across the mountain. The memorial is now a part of the Spring Mountains Visitors Gateway campus and is located about 40 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

The Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park, Maine The Schoodic Peninsula is the only part of Acadia National Park that is located on the mainland. The National Park Service describes the landscape as “boasting granite headlands that bear erosional scars from storm waves and flood tides.”

While Acadia is among the most popular parks in the nation, the southern tip of the peninsula is the least visited portion of the park. The six-mile drive along Schoodic Loop Road is sure to wow you with beautiful glimpses of Cadillac Mountain and Mount Desert Island. The area is also very popular for cyclists due to few people and flat roads. Look for Arey Cove Road to access the peninsula. It will lead to Schoodic Point. RVs are welcome. “ ~ Travel Awaits

Click the link below to see even more amazing hidden treasures within our National Park system!

Source: 7 Incredible Hidden Locations In National Parks And Forests – TravelAwaits

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