National Parks & Forests, State Parks

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park

Most of the links given were found through Internet search. Some places I have been able to visit and a few have been recommended to me by other people who have been there. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.

National Parks

GORP.com describes themselves as a “Comprehensive resource for adventure travel, outdoor sports and gear, national parks, and more.”   They provide a lot of information about accessibility in national parks and forests.
Although Gorp.com still has a Facebook page, the links to their website and descriptions of outdoor areas are not working as of summer 2017.  

National Parks: Accessible to Everyone”  is an official website that addresses accessibility.

National Forests

Because the National Forests change names when they cross state lines, I will put entries for them on the state pages.

Here is the website for the National Forest Service. You can search for individual forests by state or by name: http://www.fs.fed.us/

This is the locator map of the United States, showing where the National Forests are:
http://www.fs.fed.us/locatormap/

State Parks
The University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies has produced this list of Access Pass Programs for State Parks.  There are links to each state’s parks pass site and also links to sites describing accessible amenities where available.

StateParks.com lists most of the national and state parks and beaches, recreation areas and wildlife refuges for each state.  There are links to very brief descriptions of each.

Here is a general guide to the campgrounds found in the US National Forests, by Fred and Suzi Dow:  http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/intro/introduc.htm