National Park Guides and History


Whether it’s national park history, staying safe in the parks, or planning a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, our national park books cover a lot of ground. We’ve been to more than 300 of America’s 408 national parks—so we know a thing or two about making the most of a park visit. Our National Park Pocket Guides give you the information you need to start planning your trip, and our Passport Companion Guides help you find all the Passport To Your National Parks® cancellations once you get there.

Drownings, falling objects, climbing accidents, and grizzly bear attacks—all of these and many more causes of death get their due in this comprehensive chronicle. Learn how 264 people met their last day on earth while visiting the Crown of the Continent.

Death in Glacier National Park

Historic Glacier National Park

How long have the Blackfeet and Kootenai lived in northwestern Montana? Why is there a statue in Marias Pass? Who is the Cattle Queen, and why is there a creek named for her? Discover the hidden tales of the people, places, and adventures that made this glorious park possible.

Where can you find more than 450 Passport cancellations throughout the National Park Service sites and affiliates in the North Atlantic, National Capital and Southeast regions?  These are the books that tell you.  Created in conjunction with Eastern National, the originators and managers of the Passport program, these Companion Guides help you plan your trips, find cancellations in obscure places, and maximize your enjoyment of our magnificent national parks.

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Passport To Your National Parks®

Companion Guides

North Atlantic, National Capital, and Southeast Regions  

Will there be more Passport Companion Guides? Click here for the story of the little series that wouldn’t give up...but finally did.

Flash floods, catastrophic climbs, exposure, deadly falls—discover how nearly 100 people who came to Zion for a glorious vacation never went home.

Death in Zion National Park

Ice climbing disasters, avalanches, plane crashes, cog railway accidents, hypothermia, and missing hikers—these are the tales of 150 people who came to the Northeast’s highest peak and succumbed to foolishness, lack of preparation, or the worst weather in the world.

Coming in Fall 2018:

Death on Katahdin

The terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Katahdin   beckons climbers to the challenges of its jagged-edged trails and icy walls. Sixty-two people have met their end on the mountain or in Baxter State Park, from a three-year-old boy to a still-missing 86-year-old hiker. And yes, lightning has struck twice (actually three times) on this perilous mountain.