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Go green and explore National Parks this summer with apps.

Crater Lake National Park in Oregon
Crater Lake National Park in Oregon
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The best way to go green this summer is to get out and explore. With the use of smart phones and smart devices why not put them to work for you to find the best place to explore at? National Parks and State Parks are a great way to start your exploration and smart devices can lead you to the perfect family get away. Here are a list of great National Park apps to help get you started. Who knows, one of these places might be added to your summer bucket list every year!

• Passport: Your National Parks. This app is just great all the way around. The Passport to your National Parks program was started in 1986 to encourage visitors to visit more National Parks and get out on an adventure. This app is completely free on Android and iTunes.

• Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder: Such a fun app, even for kids. You enter your zip code and the activity you would like to explore and the app does the rest. From bird watching to canoeing and camping to hiking, this app can find the very best places within distance of you desired location. This app is completely free on Android and iTunes.

• National Parks by National Geographic: National Geography has taken us everywhere through their magazine publication to their website, now they are giving you a way to go some where on your own. This app is a great tool to help you find just the right place for what you're looking to explore. It's one of the best apps to locate 20 of the top National Parks throughout the United States. This apps is completely free on iTunes, but to unlock its full accessibility, it runs about $1.99 on smart devices.

• America's National Parks: This app is a fun one. It helps locate all 58 National Park throughout the United States and offers maps for easier navigation to each park from a certain location. This app was formally known as National Park Tours on the app store. Once this app is downloaded it can be used even without network connectivity to wifi, or cell towers. This app is completely free on Android.

Find more National Park apps to explore on the Android Play Store and on the iTunes Store.

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