Travel Logs

One of the goals of Charge to the Parks is to share our own stories of exploring national parks with EVs! We both want to prove that it can be done and give people an idea of what it’s like to visit the parks in an EV. As these stories age, we hope to give people an idea of what it used to be like before things got better.

Only stories of parks visited by EV are listed here. I’ve been to many more over the years by other means.


A 1200 Mile Journey: Testing The Limits Of The 2018 Nissan LEAF

Thankfully, EV charging infrastructure has improved a LOT since I wrote the story linked above. We took about the worst EV you could take on the trip and visited the Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim), two Arizona state parks, and Petrified Forest National Park. This required a LOT of charging at RV parks, slow charging stations in the parks, and even via an extension cord from the hotel.


White Sands National Park, Cave Creek Canyon, Lincoln National Forest, and much more in the Bolt EUV. Links and photos coming soon.



My first big trip of 2024 was a 4,000 mile trip across most of the United States in my Bolt EUV…while pulling a trailer! You can read more about it here! Along the way, we visited several national parks, creating new guides and upgrading existing ones.