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Your national park experience can be a holy experience, too!

More than 400 national parks, historic sites, lakeshores, rivers, battlefields, and trails across the United States and its territories are protected by the National Park Service - "America's best idea." America's Holy Ground and America's Sacred Sites take you to more than 100 of these beloved sites, known for their inspiring natural beauty, unmatched diversity, historical preservation, and personal inspiration - but unlike a tour book, they will help you see God and the sacred everywhere you go.

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Brad Lyons and Bruce Barkhauer

We aren't backwoods hermits - we're normal folks just like you who  love national parks. We just happened to figure out a way to take it to the next level!

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A camera is perched to photogaph a rocky stream and a towering bluff

Curious where the photo at the top of the page is from? Here's a complete list of photos and their sources.

America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America3 days ago
Visitors to Crater Lake National Park may spot the 'Old Man of the Lake' bobbing around. Most likely a hemlock, the 30-foot-tall tree has been a resident of the lake since at least 1896. (NPS photo)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America6 days ago
Project 2025, a conservative plan to radically reshape the federal government by strengthening and expanding the president’s power, poses a significant threat to current and prospective National Parks Service sites as well as other federally protected lands because it would "gut the Antiquities Act, which would allow the government to turn some of our most scenic and important public lands over to energy extraction interests.” This fantastic article from “Outside" details the threat.
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America1 week ago
Sitting barely beneath the shallow waters in Pearl Harbor sits a testimony to both strength and vulnerability. The USS Arizona was one of the Navy’s elite symbols of American power that, 15 minutes into the surprise attack by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941, was reduced to flaming wreckage and where 900 of her crew remain entombed to this day. A visit to Pearl Harbor National Memorial reminds us of the great cost of war and the sacred nature of human life.
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America1 week ago
Cactus wren, Joshua Tree National Park (NPS photo)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America2 weeks ago
On this Independence Day, how can we NOT celebrate Independence National Historic Park, where the cherished document that declared "All Men [AND WOMEN] are created equal" was signed 248 years ago? Have a happy and safe July 4th celebrating our freedoms and thinking about what our country can still be!
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America2 weeks ago
Belle Harbor, Isle Royale National Park (NPS photo)