National Park Webcams Provide Virtual Getaway During Shelter-In-Place

Published on April 24, 2020 09:17 AM in Driving Destinations, Getting There, Before You Go
 National Park Webcams Provide Virtual Getaway During Shelter-In-Place

Yes, we’ll all do what we can to maintain social distancing. That doesn't mean we can’t visit our favorite national parks.

Take a virtual driving tour of some popular places in the National Park System--via live streaming webcams.

The National Park System maintains a large library of park cams. You can check on the weather, view seasonal colors, or perhaps catch a glimpse of a bison or bear.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Home to expansive vistas of red rocks and pink cliffs, Bryce Canyon National Park is a photographer’s dream. Bryce Canyon National Park has the largest concentration of hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) anywhere on Earth.

Channel Islands Live Bald Eagle Webcam: Made possible through a partnership with the National Park Service, the bald eagle nests are on the portion of Santa Cruz Island that is owned by The Nature Conservancy.

Channel Islands Live Ocean Webcam: Watch aquatic creatures pass through a forest of kelp, courtesy this underwater camera. 

Cherry Blossom Cam, National Mall: Watch the cherries come into bloom at this webcam set up at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Spring is when the cherries blossom, making now a great time to check out this feed. 

Everglades National Park: This livestream overlooks the wetlands of the Everglades. Watch birds soar above the swamp and keep your eyes peeled for occasional alligator sightings. 

Grand Canyon National Park: Positioned at Yavapai Museum of Geology on the South Rim, this webcam shows recent photographs of the striking natural phenomenon that is the Grand Canyon. 

Mammoth Cave National Park: Stretching more than 400 miles, the Mammoth Caves are the longest known cave system in the world. The 53,000 acres of forest feature roughly a dozen miles of subterranean cave trails, as well as nearly 70 miles of nature trails. 

Point Reyes National Seashore: This gem overlooking the Pacific Ocean features more than 1,500 species of plants, as well as rocky headlands, grasslands, sandy beaches and tree-studded ridges.

Shenandoah National Park: Around 200,000 acres of protected land reside around 75 miles away from Washington D.C. The park boasts picturesque waterfalls, wooded hollows and striking views. 

Statue of Liberty: Check out the webcam view from Lady Liberty’s torch facing New York’s skyline. See landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building on clear days.

Washington Monument: A webcam view from the peak of one of the nation’s most famous manmade landmarks. Perched 500 feet above the ground, this camera offers a stream of the National Mall and Washington DC. 

Yellowstone National Park: Watch Old Faithful burst from the ground from the comfort of your couch, bed or desk with this strategically placed webcam. The Yellowstone National Park webcam also captures images of other scenic areas around the park. 

Yosemite Falls: Dropping more than 2,400 feet, Yosemite Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls on Earth. Check out this webcam of Upper Yosemite Fall.