Need a lift? While we’re all self-isolating and keeping our distance from others, you can still enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature through these webcams in our National and State Parks and other scenic locations.
Here are a few of our favorites to enjoy as we wait patiently to depart on our next nature-centered vacation.
Yosemite National Park
There’s nothing like the assortment of epic views at Yosemite National Park. Here, you’ll have several webcams to take a look at – from the iconic Half Dome and El Capitan to views of the family-favorite Badger Pass Ski Area.
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
This webcam view is at Bartlett Cove, right below Glacier Bay Lodge. This is also where visitors to the park will leave for the Glacier Bay Day Tour. Note the huge change in the tides at Bartlett Cove during certain times of the month, Glacier Bay has some of the most extreme tide ranges in the world.
Crater Lake National Park
On a clear day, you’ll be able to see Wizard Island from this webcam located at Crater Lake’s Rim Village. The image updates every 10 minutes.
Monterey Bay Webcam
Looking for some serenity from the California coast? The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers several great webcams (hello Sea Otters!) but you can also enjoy the endless waves from the webcams located on the Aquarium’s ocean-view decks.
Denali National Park & Preserve
Here’s the view from high above the Denali Visitor Center. The view is to the southeast, where you can see the Alaska Railroad Depot.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area / Lake Powell
Enjoy the signature southwestern scenery of Lake Powell. The Paria Outlook webcam provides a view downstream from Lake Powell on the Colorado River in northern Arizona.
Mesa Verde National Park
This view of Spruce Tree House, one of the park’s many cliff dwellings, is located on the back porch of the Chief Ranger’s office. Spruce Tree House is the third-largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park.
Togwotee Mountain Lodge / Wyoming
Picture yourself staying at this cozy mountain lodge high in the mountains above Jackson, Wyoming. In the winter, you’ll see snowmobilers leaving for their day in the mountains. Keep an eye out and you might even see some wildlife.