Parks Madness Logo 2017


Another year of Parks Madness has come to a close. Thank you again to everyone who participated by voting, entering the contest, and sharing with friends! We wanted to congratulate our prize winners and share the results so you can learn the final breakdown of our 2017 Parks Madness Bracket Competition. We can’t wait to see you back next year for more chances to win!


Parks Madness Prize Winners

Weekly Winners

Each round of voting had an opportunity to enter to win. We randomly selected one winner from each round of voting, resulting in 5 weekly winners, plus our grand prize winner. Our weekly winners each earned an America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass, providing access to over 2,000 federal lands for one year. They also each won an awesome tumbler from CORKCICLE to keep them hydrated on their adventures. Congratulations to: Al C., Daniel G., Michael M., Karen T., and Karen W.!

The National Parks pass covers the pass owner and 3 accompanying adults over age 16, and children 15 and under get in for free. Interested in supporting the parks and getting your own? You can purchase the pass at hundreds of site locations or online: purchase from USGS

Grand Prize Winner

Big congratulations to Edward K. who took home our grand prize! The grand prize was valued at $350 and included:

  • America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass
  • Tumbler and Canteen from CORKCICLE©
  • Wearable fitness tracker
  • FatBoy Lamzac Lounge Chair

Parks Madness Results - Lamzac Lounger

We hope all these prizes inspire Edward and our other voters to get out and explore America! Thanks to CORKCICLE and FatBoy for your generous donations to our prize winners.

Parks Madness Results

Below is our complete bracket results for the five rounds of competition. How did your predictions measure up?

Giving Back

We have a lot of fun bringing out a little friendly competition, but the whole reason we run Parks Madness is to get people excited about the parks and to support our beautiful country. Find out ways you can support our National Parks or click the link below to donate money to the National Park Foundation.

Donate to the National Park Service

Interested in the legal stuff? You can always access our 2017 Parks Madness rules