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United States National Parks

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United States National Parks

The United States has 63 national parks, which are Congressionally-designated protected areas operated by the National Park Service. Thirty states and two U.S. territories have a total of 63 national parks. National parks are designated for their natural beauty, unique geological features, diverse ecosystems and recreational opportunities. The U.S. National Park Service was founded in 1916, however on March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant designated Yellowstone as the first national park in the United States and the world. The state with the most national parks is California with nine, followed by Alaska with eight, Utah with five, and Colorado with four.

Here’s a list of every national park in the United States so you can plan your next outdoor adventure. You can also download our free US National Parks Checklist if you would like to keep track of parks that you have already visited.

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List of US National Parks

Name Location Date established as park Area (2019) Recreation visitors (2020)
Acadia Maine

44.35°N 68.21°W

February 26, 1919 49,076.63 acres (198.6 km2) 2,669,034
American Samoa American Samoa

14.25°S 170.68°W

October 31, 1988 8,256.67 acres (33.4 km2) 4,819
Arches Utah

38.68°N 109.57°W

November 12, 1971 76,678.98 acres (310.3 km2) 1,238,083
Badlands South Dakota

43.75°N 102.50°W

November 10, 1978 242,755.94 acres (982.4 km2) 916,932
Big Bend Texas

29.25°N 103.25°W

June 12, 1944 801,163.21 acres (3,242.2 km2) 393,907
Biscayne Florida

25.65°N 80.08°W

June 28, 1980 172,971.11 acres (700.0 km2) 402,770
Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado

38.57°N 107.72°W

October 21, 1999 30,779.83 acres (124.6 km2) 341,620
Bryce Canyon Utah

37.57°N 112.18°W

February 25, 1928 35,835.08 acres (145.0 km2) 1,464,655
Canyonlands Utah

38.2°N 109.93°W

September 12, 1964 337,597.83 acres (1,366.2 km2) 493,914
Capitol Reef Utah

38.20°N 111.17°W

December 18, 1971 241,904.50 acres (979.0 km2) 981,038
Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico

32.17°N 104.44°W

May 14, 1930 46,766.45 acres (189.3 km2) 183,835
Channel Islands California

34.01°N 119.42°W

March 5, 1980 249,561.00 acres (1,009.9 km2) 167,290
Congaree South Carolina

33.78°N 80.78°W

November 10, 2003 26,476.47 acres (107.1 km2) 119,306
Crater Lake Oregon

42.94°N 122.1°W

May 22, 1902 183,224.05 acres (741.5 km2) 670,500
Cuyahoga Valley Ohio

41.24°N 81.55°W

October 11, 2000 32,571.88 acres (131.8 km2) 2,755,628
Death Valley California, Nevada

36.24°N 116.82°W

October 31, 1994 3,408,406.73 acres (13,793.3 km2) 820,023
Denali Alaska

63.33°N 150.50°W

February 26, 1917 4,740,911.16 acres (19,185.8 km2) 54,850
Dry Tortugas Florida

24.63°N 82.87°W

October 26, 1992 64,701.22 acres (261.8 km2) 48,543
Everglades Florida

25.32°N 80.93°W

May 30, 1934 1,508,938.57 acres (6,106.5 km2) 702,319
Gates of the Arctic Alaska

67.78°N 153.30°W

December 2, 1980 7,523,897.45 acres (30,448.1 km2) 2,872
Gateway Arch Missouri

38.63°N 90.19°W

February 22, 2018 192.83 acres (0.8 km2) 486,021
Glacier Montana

48.80°N 114.00°W

May 11, 1910 1,013,125.99 acres (4,100.0 km2) 1,698,864
Glacier Bay Alaska

58.50°N 137.00°W

December 2, 1980 3,223,383.43 acres (13,044.6 km2) 5,748
Grand Canyon Arizona

36.06°N 112.14°W

February 26, 1919 1,201,647.03 acres (4,862.9 km2) 2,897,098
Grand Teton Wyoming

43.73°N 110.80°W

February 26, 1929 310,044.36 acres (1,254.7 km2) 3,289,638
Great Basin Nevada

38.98°N 114.30°W

October 27, 1986 77,180.00 acres (312.3 km2) 120,248
Great Sand Dunes Colorado

37.73°N 105.51°W

September 24, 2004 107,341.87 acres (434.4 km2) 461,532
Great Smoky Mountains North Carolina, Tennessee

35.68°N 83.53°W

June 15, 1934 522,426.88 acres (2,114.2 km2) 12,095,720
Guadalupe Mountains Texas

31.92°N 104.87°W

October 15, 1966 86,367.10 acres (349.5 km2) 151,256
Haleakalā Hawaii

20.72°N 156.17°W

July 1, 1961 33,264.62 acres (134.6 km2) 319,147
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Hawaii

19.38°N 155.20°W

August 1, 1916 325,605.28 acres (1,317.7 km2) 589,775
Hot Springs Arkansas

34.51°N 93.05°W

March 4, 1921 5,554.15 acres (22.5 km2) 1,348,215
Indiana Dunes Indiana

41.6533°N 87.0524°W

February 15, 2019 15,349.08 acres (62.1 km2) 2,293,106
Isle Royale Michigan

48.10°N 88.55°W

April 3, 1940 571,790.30 acres (2,314.0 km2) 6,493
Joshua Tree California

33.79°N 115.90°W

October 31, 1994 795,155.85 acres (3,217.9 km2) 2,399,542
Katmai Alaska

58.50°N 155.00°W

December 2, 1980 3,674,529.33 acres (14,870.3 km2) 51,511
Kenai Fjords Alaska

59.92°N 149.65°W

December 2, 1980 669,650.05 acres (2,710.0 km2) 115,882
Kings Canyon California

36.80°N 118.55°W

March 4, 1940 461,901.20 acres (1,869.2 km2) 415,077
Kobuk Valley Alaska

67.55°N 159.28°W

December 2, 1980 1,750,716.16 acres (7,084.9 km2) 11,185
Lake Clark Alaska

60.97°N 153.42°W

December 2, 1980 2,619,816.49 acres (10,602.0 km2) 4,948
Lassen Volcanic California

40.49°N 121.51°W

August 9, 1916 106,589.02 acres (431.4 km2) 542,274
Mammoth Cave Kentucky

37.18°N 86.10°W

July 1, 1941 54,011.91 acres (218.6 km2) 290,392
Mesa Verde Colorado

37.18°N 108.49°W

June 29, 1906 52,485.17 acres (212.4 km2) 287,477
Mount Rainier Washington

46.85°N 121.75°W

March 2, 1899 236,381.64 acres (956.6 km2) 1,160,754
New River Gorge West Virginia

38.07°N 81.08°W

December 27, 2020 7,021 acres (28.4 km2) 1,054,374
North Cascades Washington

48.70°N 121.20°W

October 2, 1968 504,780.94 acres (2,042.8 km2) 30,885
Olympic Washington

47.97°N 123.50°W

June 29, 1938 922,649.41 acres (3,733.8 km2) 2,499,177
Petrified Forest Arizona

35.07°N 109.78°W

December 9, 1962 221,390.21 acres (895.9 km2) 384,483
Pinnacles California

36.48°N 121.16°W

January 10, 2013 26,685.73 acres (108.0 km2) 165,740
Redwood California

41.30°N 124.00°W

October 2, 1968 138,999.37 acres (562.5 km2) 265,177
Rocky Mountain Colorado

40.40°N 105.58°W

January 26, 1915 265,807.25 acres (1,075.7 km2) 3,305,199
Saguaro Arizona

32.25°N 110.50°W

October 14, 1994 92,867.42 acres (375.8 km2) 762,226
Sequoia California

36.43°N 118.68°W

September 25, 1890 404,062.63 acres (1,635.2 km2) 796,086
Shenandoah Virginia

38.53°N 78.35°W

December 26, 1935 199,223.77 acres (806.2 km2) 1,666,265
Theodore Roosevelt North Dakota

46.97°N 103.45°W

November 10, 1978 70,446.89 acres (285.1 km2) 551,303
Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands

18.33°N 64.73°W

August 2, 1956 15,052.53 acres (60.9 km2) 167,540
Voyageurs Minnesota

48.50°N 92.88°W

April 8, 1975 218,222.35 acres (883.1 km2) 263,091
White Sands New Mexico

32.78°N 106.17°W

December 20, 2019 146,344.31 acres (592.2 km2) 415,383
Wind Cave South Dakota

43.57°N 103.48°W

January 9, 1903 33,970.84 acres (137.5 km2) 448,405
Wrangell–St. Elias Alaska

61.00°N 142.00°W

December 2, 1980 8,323,146.48 acres (33,682.6 km2) 16,655
Yellowstone Wyoming, Montana, Idaho

44.60°N 110.50°W

March 1, 1872 2,219,790.71 acres (8,983.2 km2) 3,806,306
Yosemite California

37.83°N 119.50°W

October 1, 1890 761,747.50 acres (3,082.7 km2) 2,268,313
Zion Utah

37.30°N 113.05°W

November 19, 1919 147,242.66 acres (595.9 km2) 3,591,254

 

 

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