About the Missing NPF Database


The People Dataset

Those listed in our 'people' dataset have been reported missing by friends or family, or otherwise been objectively classified as 'missing' based on a number of situational factors.

Access the People Dataset

Browse and search those who have been listed in the Missing NPF database.


The Parks Dataset

According to the Department of Interior, while the National Park System includes 28 types of designations, all are considered 'Parks'. This dataset includes all Parks associated with those listed in the 'People' dataset.

Access the Parks Dataset

Browse and search Parks associated with the 'People' dataset.


The Significant Locations Dataset

Significant locations include both 'last known locations' and 'found' locations of those listed in the 'People' dataset. Locational data is very rarely specified by public reporting, but we make an attempt to be as accurate as possible.

Access the Significant Locations Dataset

Browse and search significant locations.


The Entities Dataset

Entities include law enforcement agencies who have been listed as the investigative entity charged with an investigation, assistive resources aiding in search-and-rescue operations, or private and/or government organizations that may have an interest in a particular case.

Access the Entities Dataset

Browse and search entities that have been listed in the Missing NPF database.
Who we are. What we are not. Why we do it.

Missing NPF was formed to address the gap in public information regarding those who have gone missing on federally managed land. Through developing and maintaining an open, interactive database populated with publicly sourced information, Missing NPF has been cited by numerous blogs, subreddits, YouTube channels, and news agencies, and continues to be an assistive resource by which data is transparently provided to the public-at-large. Developments to this database, and the expansions that we have in development, are only possible through you – the concerned public. Missing NPF supports the call for federal agencies to establish, maintain, and share a full listing of those missing in U.S. National Parks and Forests. Meanwhile, we have established our own, and seek your collaboration in providing a meaningfully detailed source by which to expand public knowledge, identify trends, and empower future search efforts. Join us on this mission.

Missing NPF has made it easier than ever for the public to interact with our data. One of the way we have done this, is by allowing “reviews” to be submitted on certain elements of our data. Otherwise, you can become a member and submit formal recommendations (in the form of a listing) that will be reviewed by the Missing NPF team and, if approved, made available in our database.

Absolutely. One of the first questions we will ask is whether you have formally reported your friend or loved one to the law enforcement entity with jurisdictional responsibility in/near the area where this person went missing. We are more than willing to talk with you if you have not, but please understand that Missing NPF is not a law enforcement entity or a federal agency and, as such, it would be necessary for you to communicate the details you exchange with us to a law enforcement professional.