The US boasts some of the most spectacular parks and public places in the world. You can celebrate all the natural wonders this country has to offer by outfitting yourself with a National Park hat by Banner & Oak. Find out more about why we love these stunning national parks.
Granted National Park status over 125 years ago, Yosemite National Park continues to thrill guests with its towering granite geological structures, swaying sequoias, and diverse wildlife.
Home to one of the world's tallest waterfalls, Yosemite Falls is one of the only places where you can see a lunar rainbow. At sunset, the stunning Half Dome cliff appears like it's on fire, making for an unforgettable experience for campers.
Sitting on top of a dormant volcano, Yellowstone National Park is home to more hot springs and geysers than any other place on the planet. This unique landscape offers a habitat that is abundant with wildlife, including the ubiquitous buffalo, wolves, and grizzly bears.
An epic adventure for any intrepid outdoor enthusiast, America’s first National Park is a natural treasure that should not be missed.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds the prestigious title as the country’s most-visited park. The reason so many people love visiting this pristine public space is for the unmatched views of some of the world’s oldest mountain ranges.
There is also a huge variety of fun activities to do, including 850 miles of hiking trails and 2,000 miles of streams for fishing. The range is home to over 20,000 species of plants and animals.
Towering over the surrounding landscape with peaks reaching over 14,000 ft., Rocky Mountain National Park has the distinction of being one of the nation’s highest parks.
The park offers a wide range of habitats, from rugged alpine areas to lush meadows of wildflowers to evergreen forests. It boasts 250,000 acres of designated wilderness and contains over 60 species of megafauna including elk, moose, and bighorn sheep.
5. Joshua Tree
Named for the most famous natural resident of the park, Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most magical destinations for campers. It presents an otherworldly landscape that offers amazing photo opportunities at sunrise and sunset due to the low levels of light pollution.
Composed of two distinct desert regions, the Mojave and the Colorado deserts, the park offers 100 miles of hiking and horse trails and stunning panoramic vistas.
6. Grand Teton
Grand Teton is the hidden gem of the National Park system and often overlooked due to its proximity to the famous Yellowstone. However, for lovers of the outdoors, Grand Teton offers an unrivaled opportunity to discover rugged mountain ranges, diverse wildlife, and sites with historical and geological significance.
7. Grand Canyon
As the most famous natural attraction in the US, the Grand Canyon has something to offer everyone. Eroded by the Colorado River over six million years ago, this ancient site reveals secrets about the formation of the Earth through its layers of visible strata and features over 1,000 caves.
The Canyon even creates its own weather, with temperature increases of 5.5 degrees for every 1,000 ft. of elevation.
The Arches National Park in Moab boasts the largest density of sandstone in the world, and the characteristic arched rock formations are a popular destination for climbers and campers.
Created by hollow pockets which formed and eroded as the salt flats were pushed up by oceans and floods, the Arches is notorious for its stark landscape and extreme weather fluctuations.
Buy Banner & Oak National Park Hats to Celebrate Public Land
Banner & Oak have released a collection of caps celebrating the natural beauty of our National Parks and public land. Each cap comes with a leather badge that displays stunning hand-drawn art of the iconic structures and features that makes each park unique.
The curved bill provides ample sun protection, while the moisture-wicking headband keeps sweat out of your eyes and prevents irritation to your skin. The six-panel mid-crown shape molds to your head and provides ample airflow to prevent overheating. The plastic snap closure allows you to adjust the hat to fit comfortably. Celebrate the natural beauty of our country with our limited series of National Park hats designed to protect you on your outdoor adventures.