19 National Park Instagram Accounts

19 National Park Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2019

If you spend any time around our house, you’ll know that we’re both hooked on national park Instagram accounts. Despite well-meaning attempts to set our phones aside for evenings and weekends, you’ll still find both of us scrolling through the gorgeous images of places we love. For anyone desperately craving a virtual vacation, Instagram is where it’s at.

Every year in August (with the help of our Facebook community) we put together our list of BEST national park Instagram accounts. It’s a combination of talented photographers, storytellers, and other like-minded #parkchasers. We hope it helps you find some new friends and enjoy some of the best the national parks have to offer.

Have a favorite national park Instagram account that didn’t make the 2019 list? Post it in the comments section below and you might see it on our list next year!


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18 national park instagram accounts

19 national park instagram accounts

1. The NPS – @nationalparkservice

It’s best to start with the best, right? At the top of our list of national park instagram accounts to follow is the National Park Service. Follow along for park news, stories from rangers and visitors, and some gorgeous national park photography.


2. Parks n’ Pints – @parksnpints

New for 2019, Parks n’ Pints combines two of our favorite things: craft brewing and national parks. Follow along as they feature local beers and raise funds to protect the parks.


3. Erin Gifford – @kidventurous

Visiting national parks with kids takes some careful planning and considerations. Erin and her family share their adventures on this travel Instagram account that frequently features national park visits.


4. Team Larsen – @somanyparks

So Many Parks has shown up on our list of national park Instagram accounts for several years. They continue to post fun and helpful travel posts AND keep us updated on their quest to visit all 400+ national parks.



5. National Park Geek® – @nationalparkgeek

One of the most popular national park instagram accounts online, National Park Geek has a giant collection of more than 8,000 posts. If you use the hashtag #nationalparkgeek in your own posts, you’ll have the chance to be featured among these incredible posts.

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Half of the fun starts when the lights go out. Find your dark skies in a National Park. Happy 103rd Birthday to the National Park Service. #nps103 ••••• Thanks to Julianne @thenewstory_ for the beautiful night. ——– I didn’t realize it at the time, but these saguaros are almost the same height. Now they just look like bodyguards protecting the hills back there . . . . . . . . . #Arizona #AZ #saguaro #saguaronationalpark #cacti #see_arizona #arizona_landscapes #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #nightsky #stars #space #astrophotography #exploremore #vanlife #solotravel #girlswhotravel #womenwhoexplore #nikonnofilter #TheNewStory ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938

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6. Sandra Ramos – @nationalparkpatchlady

Sandra, otherwise known as the National Park Patch Lady, has been a feature of one of our Park Chaser Profiles in part because we LOVE her photography. She captures the best of what we love about the national parks and is a frequent Instagram contributor on other feeds.

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PERSONAL NOTE: For the past seven years, I’ve roadtripped around our beautiful country, experiencing and photographing the good, bad, and ugly of our history through our National Parks. Six years ago, I set a goal to share these photographs and stories in a National Park exhibit to inspire others to seek out and experience these public lands for themselves. Yesterday, I tearfully hung my first exhibit at Biscayne National Park, which has become a sort of home-away-from-home, with the assistance of my dear friend who made this possible, Ranger Gary. I could not have done this without the support of my friends ❤️, as well as Fort Worth Camera – who brought this reality to life. Thank you. Thank you. #gratitude #weepy #hotmess #nationalparkpatchlady #ibrakeforbrownsigns #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #sharetheexperience @usinterior #nationalparksaremything #fortworthcamera #nationalparklife

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7. National Park Foundation – @goparks

As the official foundation partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation’s Instagram feed should be on your list to follow!


8. Park Paperie – @parkpaperie

Also new on the list for 2019, we’ve been following along as Park Paperie opens their national park themed sticker shop. Their shop has bright and colorful designs from some of our favorite national parks.

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One of the reasons we created Park Paperie was to provide park lovers with flair for parks that are sometimes left out. We often see fun products for the more ‘popular’ parks like Yosemite and Arches (which is great!), but we’re over here like, “HEY! Where’s the love for Kenai Fjords? Dry Tortugas? Cuyahoga Valley?!” So when we receive orders for some of these ‘forgotten’ parks, we know that we’re serving a clear purpose – helping people keep all their park memories vibrant. Keep exploring, friends! . . . #parkpaperie #nationalpark #nationalparks #NPS #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #optoutside #getoutside #goparks #nationalparkpassport #nationalparkbucketlist #waterbottlestickers #laptopstickers #rvlife #rvtravel #travel #etsy #etsylife #gift #shopsmall #alaska #kenaifjords

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9. Not So Junior Rangers – @notsojrrangers

Not So Junior Rangers Mandy and Katie were among our first Park Chaser Profiles in our feature series. We’ve followed along their quest to become Junior Rangers at as many national parks as possible–their park sign photos are some of our favorites!



10. John Withrow – @alpha.landscapes

It wouldn’t be a list of national park Instagram accounts without some gorgeous professional photography. Alpha Landscapes continues to impress and inspire us to travel and seek new adventures.


11. Ranger Bear 🐻 – @rangerbear_adventures

Adorable Ranger Bear. Enough said.


12. Christina Adele Warburg-Hon – @christinaadelephoto

Christina Adele Photography has been on our list of national park Instagram accounts before. While not entirely NPS, her travel photography will have you packing your bags and booking your flight in no time.

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We had our first snow of the season yesterday, @mountainman035 is finally home, I have had four groups of friends from out of state visiting this week, Taylor Swift is coming out with a new album on Friday, and last but not least- the two pets we have been spending a month trying to rescue and adopt should be cleared from their veterinary treatment and coming home to us soon- It’s all more than my heart can handle. So much happiness. So much Joy. I really feel like my heart will burst. I can’t wait to introduce you guys to the two new additions to our family (spoiler alert: they are NOT these mountain goats), but I will wait until they are officially home to do so. ❤️

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13. Park Stamp Fever – @parkstampfever

For those of you that are fans of the National Park Passport Stamp Program or members of the National Park Traveler’s Club, you’ll want to make sure you add Park Stamp Fever to your Instagram feed. It’s one of the only stamp focused accounts online right now!


14. Parks Project – @parksproject

Parks Project is the one-stop shop for all things national park gear. The best perk: Every purchase generates a donation for the national parks!



16. Ranger Jim – @rangerjimtravels

The profile says it all: A dude on the move after busting out of a #nationalpark gift shop in 2015.
Enjoys National Parks • Breweries • Passport Stamps • #rangerjimtravels


17. Park Seekers – @parkseekers

New on our list for 2019, Park Seekers has become one of our favorite feeds this year. The family of four is on their way to visiting all 61 national parks and have featured photos from some of our favorite destinations.


18. Midwest National Parks – @midwestnationalparks

The social media team at Midwest National Parks has been a leader in all of the National Park Service for creating online content about the parks. We frequently share their posts and their storytelling is top notch. Watch for summaries about all the NPS sites located in the Midwest on this feed.


19. US Dept. of the Interior – @usinterior

Our final slot on our 19 National Park Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2019 belongs to the Department of Interior. With nearly 2 million followers and 4,000+ posts about public lands, it’s a top-notch spot for a virtual vacation. If you’re in need of a good sunrise photo to get your day started, we recommend stopping here.


Don’t forget @parkchasers!

If you haven’t followed us already, don’t forget to add our us to your list of must-watch national park Instagram feeds to follow in 2019!



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