While everyone is rushing to the national parks, consider taking your last summer road trip to one of these lesser-known parks. They may not have the same claims to fame as their star power counterparts, but what they lack in the recognition they more than make up for in peace.
Some parks have educational programs for children. Others boast unique wildlife and hiking trails. All of these national parks promise solitude, short shuttle lines and more of what you hit the road to see in the first place — fewer people, more nature.