Before we went to Glacier in Montana last summer, I was already poring over webcam images featured on the park’s NPS website. Traveling there increased the frequency of my habit. Now, when I open one of my internet browsers, my home page is the Glacier webcam site. Some days, I’ll check it several times, just because. As a result, I’ve got a wide variety of webcam images saved on my computer. Each one is fascinating in its own way, and sometimes I have to stop myself from saving every one I see.
Luckily, NPS makes it easy for anyone to develop this habit through a consolidated list of their park webcams.
There are actually two separate lists.
First, you can check out a map of NPS Air Quality Webcams. Here, you’ll find cameras for 18 parks, from Volcanoes to Denali, Big Bend to Acadia.
You’ll find an additional 22 links on this Department of the Interior list, which has some park overlap, but no image overlap, from the first list.
To my delight, they added (brought back?) the Many Glacier cam this spring. Being able to take a glimpse into the goings-on of the park is like a small daily gift. Thanks to NPS and those gorgeous Montana skies, it’s one that keeps giving and giving.
You’ll find that occasionally, some of the park webcams are down for maintenance (sad face), but that’s okay; there are plenty from which to choose. So go ahead, click on one and re-visit a park you’ve seen before, or check out somewhere you’ve never been!