#1 Know everything there is to know about national parks: National Park Service
If there is only one app you are going to download from our recommendation list, then we suggest you choose this one. The National Park Service app is the go-to one when it comes to anything related to national park sites across the whole country—this includes the parks themselves, but also historical sites and monuments! However, this is not the only reason why it is such a useful app.
It is easy to use and free, so you do not have to worry about any hidden fees. And once you have it on your phone, you can know every little thing there is to know about the park you are looking for. It has interactive maps for all the parks, shows you where and when you can join guided tours held by rangers, any current events or news about the location of interest, and all the amenities you are going to find on the premises, be it restrooms or places to eat.
And what really elevates this app is the fact that you will be able to stay up to date with all the recent news about your location. They will update the conditions constantly, so if there are weather warnings, road closures, if you need to make a reservation for a location, or if there are long waiting times for entries in the park or certain parts, you will be able to find those there. Believe us, it can be a lifesaver to choose to do something else rather than drive all the way to a spot just to find out it is blocked a few miles ahead of your destination!