United States National Parks List

 

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President Grant signed the world's first National Park into law in 1872, and since then countries around the world have followed America's lead in protecting their natural treasures this way. For a tourist, visiting an area designated as a National Park guarantees the opportunity to experience an amazing environment. Anywhere you see an icon on this map, you can be assured that a natural splendor awaits your arrival. The United States and its territories currently have 59 National Parks in total, and this system continues to evolve and expand. Click the 'Year Est.' column for a brief history lesson.


Name State Year Est.
Acadia National Park Maine 1919
National Park of American Samoa American Samoa 1988
Arches National Park Utah 1971
Badlands National Park South Dakota 1978
Big Bend National Park Texas 1944
Biscayne National Park Florida 1980
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Colorado 1999
Bryce Canyon National Park Utah 1928
Canyonlands National Park Utah 1964
Capitol Reef National Park Utah 1971
Carlsbad Caverns National Park New Mexico 1930
Channel Islands National Park California 1980
Congaree National Park South Carolina 2003
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 1902
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio 2011
Death Valley National Park California, Nevada 1994
Denali National Park Alaska 1917
Dry Tortugas National Park Florida 1992
Everglades National Park Florida 1934
Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska 1980
Glacier National Park Montana 1910
Glacier Bay National Park Alaska 1980
Grand Canyon National Park Arizona 1919
Grand Teton National Park Wyoming 1929
Great Basin National Park Nevada 1986
Great Sand Dunes National Park Colorado 2004
Great Smoky Mountains National Park North Carolina, Tennessee 1934
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Texas 1966
Haleakalā National Park Hawaii 1916
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii 1916
Hot Springs National Park Arkansas 1921
Isle Royale National Park Michigan 1940
Joshua Tree National Park California 1994
Katmai National Park Alaska 1980
Kenai Fjords National Park Alaska 1980
Kings Canyon National Park California 1940
Kobuk Valley National Park Alaska 1980
Lake Clark National Park Alaska 1980
Lassen Volcanic National Park California 1916
Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky 1941
Mesa Verde National Park Colorado 1906
Mount Rainier National Park Washington 1899
North Cascades National Park Washington 1968
Olympic National Park Washington 1938
Petrified Forest National Park Arizona 1962
Pinnacles National Park California 2013
Redwood National Park California 1968
Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado 1915
Saguaro National Park Arizona 1994
Sequoia National Park California 1890
Shenandoah National Park Virginia 1926
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Dakota 1978
Virgin Islands National Park US Virgin Islands 1956
Voyageurs National Park Minnesota 1971
Wind Cave National Park South Dakota 1903
Wrangell - St. Elias National Park Alaska 1980
Yellowstone National Park Wyoming, Montana, Idaho 1872
Yosemite National Park California 1890
Zion National Park Utah 1919