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PARKTRACKS

Monday, December 16, 2019
Tune into the national parks

The National Park Foundation and the National Park Service invite you to tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience to help counter the hustle & bustle of city life, and tap into the trends of tranquility and mindfulness. PARKTRACKS will virtually transport you to national parks across the country with sounds captured by the National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.

Hit play below and tune in to the relaxing sounds of America’s national parks.

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Part of the reason I watch Sunday Morning is to hear the sounds of nature @ the end. What a peaceful ending to a hectic week.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 10:21
DELISA
SPENCER

I too watched Connor Knighton’s piece. I was playing the parktrack (12 minutes) to see if my partner noticed. Wasn’t until the elk calls that they peaked their head around the corner trying to figure out where all the sounds were coming from. It was a great morning giggle to watch that reaction. Thanks National Parks. The tour and education sharing with Rangers is wonderful!
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:12
PK
Eacobacci

Found this while stuck inside social distancing and I've been listening on repeat while I work. Any chance you have more audio for us to enjoy while we can't travel to the parks?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:18
Erin
Kraus

Yes!! You'll love all the options here: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/photosmultimedia/sounds-ambient-soundscapes.htm#weather
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 09:26
Mary
Seid

Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/exploring-soundscapes.htm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 17:18
Malinee
Crapsey

This is so wonderful. Wouldn't it be neat if there were a list of what animals/species were making the sounds?!
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 01:36
Cheryl
Black

Hello, just wondering in which park this clip was captured?
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:48
MATT
HOYLE

Hello Matt! The audio is a compilation of over 150 sounds from parks all over the country.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:11
NPF
Staff

Thank you....and thank you to ll bean for including the link in their email. For 12 wonderful minutes I closed my eyes and my husband and I were hiking in one our wonderful National Parks. Music for the soul. We'll get through this together.
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 13:45
Sharon
Bloom

Is there a way to download these, in order to easily play when needed?
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 10:45
Dan
Walker

Yes! Just click the 3 dots next to the audio and a download option will appear.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 18:12
NPF
Staff

Thank you for this gift--a wonderful escape to the wilds of our national parks. Is there any way to download this track?
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 12:05
Tom
M.

Thank you for the link to all the soundscapes for RMNP! I created a list for my husband and I as we shelter in place and as he battles cancer during this health crisis as well. I am curious if there are other National Parks with compilations like this on their site? I don't see it listed for BIBE and GCNP (the other two NPs we have had the opportunity to visit). Thank you SO much for providing this.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 12:30
Caitlin
Sweet

In early March, in Olympic National Park, in a heavy snow fall, hiking with snow shows through deep snow in the middle of the night with a friend, we had abandoned our attempt to climb Mt. Olympus to get help to another climber who had been swept away in an avalanche. (He turned out to be uninjured.) We stopped to rest and heard the most amazing sound. We stood still, turned off our head lamps and heard the sound of the snow landing on the surface and the sound of our own hearts beating. It was the most intense silence I’ve ever “heard.”
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 12:57
Bill
Hanson

Could you please create a podcast or website dedicated solely to the sounds of every natural park during each season? A huge undertaking but would be a beautiful thing. If possible include descriptions of what can be heard (animals, insects, natural elements).🙏🏼
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 13:11
Rik
DeLisle

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks: https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/exploring-soundscapes.htm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 17:20
Malinee
Crapsey

Amazing! A serious accident has prevented me recently from visiting and enjoying nature’s best. My gratitude for bringing it to me! (Loud Sigh...) Music to my ears and peace for my soul.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 14:14
Sally
Hylton

My husband & I just ate our Easter dinner listening to several nature sound tracks. The relaxing and beautiful sounds transported us. I will be coming back to hear more ! Loved this, thank-you NPS.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 16:08
corinne
blakley

Just found this site. I love it !! Going to sleep very soon tonight. I find this so relaxing. Are there more sites like this?
Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 20:04
Randy
Diaz

I heard about this on CBS Sunday Morning also, and am sharing it with all my stuck at home friends now. Bringing nature into our homes is wonderful. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 19:22
Valarie
LaBore

Beautiful, what an antidote to the jarring sounds of everyday city life. I can picture walking through Yosemite or Zion early in the morning. Thank you!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:00
Chris
Carol

What a wonderful idea for so many reasons including the fun I had with family members!😃 Thank you!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 08:56
Nancy
Pennington

Hello, Is there a list of what is being played when? I am looking for the name of the Native American in the chant from 3:20 - 1:50 and where this chant was recorded. Thank you!
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 15:11
Paloma
Beltran

Hello Paloma! The audio is a compilation of over 150 sounds from parks all over the country. You can find a variety of sound clips in the Sound Gallery of the National Park Service's Natural Sounds and Night Sky Division here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/sound/gallery.htm Hope this helps!
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 09:17
NPF
Staff
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