Highlighted below are some of the most visited US National Parks :
Yellowstone National Park : The very first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, and covers territory in three states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The park is one of the most visited natural attractions in the country, and is most famous for Old Faithful, its well known geyser, as well as many other geothermal features. Yellowstone offers a rich variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears and herds of bison.
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Glacier Bay National Park : Located outside of Juneau in Alaska, Glacier Bay is famous for its many glaciers. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accessible only by ship or plane, which helps preserve this area and protect it from development. Glacier Bay National Park is home to wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, deer, and sea life like seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales, salmon, and more.
Yosemite National Park : Central California's Yosemite National Park covers parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Yosemite Valley. This park is known for its waterfalls and Giant Sequoia redwood trees, its wild mountain scenery, and its variety of wildlife.
Grand Canyon National Park : One of the most visited natural attractions in the world, the Grand Canyon is located in Arizona. The park offers spectacular views of the canyon landscapes and the Colorado River that flows through the canyon.
Redwood National and State Parks : The Redwood National and State Parks, a World Heritage Site, houses the tallest trees in the world. The park boasts a rich legacy of natural as well as archeological heritage. It is home to some of the prominent historic buildings such as Huffman Ranch, Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery, etc.
Channel Island National Park : Spanning over five of the California Channel Islands, the Channel Island National Park exemplifies biodiversity at its best. Whether you are a sport lover, or a person with fine aesthetic sense, the park has something to offer to everyone.
Denali National Park : Denali National Park, located in the Alaska Range, includes North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley, and is home to bears, caribou, sheep, moose, and many types of birds.
Canyonlands National Park : Located in Utah at the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers, Canyonlands National Park offers some of the most breathtaking views of the outlying canyons and gorges. The park is separated into four major areas, called the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers.
Arches National Park : Also located in Utah, Arches National Park is named for the more than 2000 natural sandstone arches created by the process of natural erosion. The desert landscapes are home to such wildlife as bighorn sheep, mountain lions, reptiles like the Western rattlesnake, and plants like the prickly pear cactus.
Everglades National Park : Located in the state of Florida, Everglades National Park consists of a unique tropical ecosystem of vast marshlands, lush with saw grass and cypress trees. The park is also home to alligators, crocodiles, panthers, and over 300 species of birds.
National Parks in the USDownload PDF
|Name of Park||State||County||Coordinates||Area||Area||Recreation Visitors (2014)||Established||Nearest city|
|Acadia||Maine||Hancock / Knox counties||44.35°N 68.21°W||47,389.67 acres||191.8 km2||2,563,129||July 8, 1916||Bar Harbor|
|Arches||Utah||Grand County||38.68°N 109.57°W||76,518.98 acres||309.7 km2||1,284,767||April 12, 1929||Moab, Utah|
|Badlands||South Dakota||Jackson, Pennington, and Oglala Lakota counties||43.75°N 102.50°W||242,755.94 acres||982.4 km2||868,094||January 29, 1939||Wall, South Dakota|
|Big Bend||Texas||Brewster County, Texas||29.25°N 103.25°W||801,163.21 acres||3,242.2 km2||314,102||NA||NA|
|Biscayne||Florida||Miami-Dade County||25.65°N 80.08°W||172,924.07 acres||699.8 km2||525,745||June 28, 1980||Homestead|
|Black Canyon of the Gunnison||Colorado||Montrose County||38.57°N 107.72°W||32,950.03 acres||133.3 km2||183,045||October 21, 1999||Montrose|
|Bryce Canyon||Utah||37.57°N 112.18°W||35,835.08 acres||145.0 km2||1,435,741||NA||NA|
|Canyonlands||Utah||San Juan, Wayne, Garfield, and Grand||38.2°N 109.93°W||337,597.83 acres||1,366.2 km2||542,431||September 12, 1964||Moab, Utah|
|Capitol Reef||Utah||Wayne, Garfield, Sevier, and Emery counties||38.20°N 111.17°W||241,904.26 acres||979.0 km2||786,514||December 18, 1971||Torrey|
|Carlsbad Caverns||New Mexico||Eddy County||32.17°N 104.44°W||46,766.45 acres||189.3 km2||1,497,889||May 14, 1930||Carlsbad|
|Channel Islands||California||Santa Barbara County & Ventura County||34.01°N 119.42°W||249,561.00 acres||1,009.9 km2||342,161||March 5, 1980||Santa Barbara|
|Congaree||South Carolina||Richland County||33.78°N 80.78°W||26,545.86 acres||107.4 km2||120,122||November 10, 2003||Eastover, South Carolina (town)|
|Crater Lake||Oregon||Klamath County||42.94°N 122.1°W||183,224.05 acres||741.5 km2||535,508||May 22, 1902||Klamath Falls|
|Cuyahoga Valley||Ohio||Summit County & Cuyahoga County||41.24°N 81.55°W||32,950 acres||133.3 km2||2,189,849||October 11, 2000||Cleveland, Akron|
|Death Valley||California,Nevada||NA||36.24°N 116.82°W||3,372,401.96 acres||13,647.6 km2||1,101,312||Feb. 11, 1933 (Monument) Oct. 31, 1994 (National Park)||Lone Pine, California; Beatty, Nevada|
|Dry Tortugas||Florida||Monroe County||24.63°N 82.87°W||64,701.22 acres||261.8 km2||64,865||January 4, 1935||Key West|
|Everglades||Florida||Miami-Dade, Monroe, & Collier counties||25.32°N 80.93°W||1,508,537.90 acres||6,104.8 km2||1,110,901||May 30, 1934||Florida City Everglades City|
|Glacier||Montana||Flathead County & Glacier||48.80°N 114.00°W||1,013,572.41 acres||4,101.8 km2||2,338,528||May 11, 1910||Columbia Falls, Montana|
|Grand Canyon||Arizona||Coconino and Mohave||36.06°N 112.14°W||1,217,403.32 acres||4,926.7 km2||4,756,771||February 26, 1919||Fredonia, Arizona (North Rim)|
|Grand Teton||Wyoming||Teton County||43.73°N 110.80°W||309,994.66 acres||1,254.5 km2||2,791,392||February 26, 1929||Jackson|
|Great Basin||Nevada||White Pine County||38.98°N 114.30°W||77,180.00 acres||312.3 km2||107,526||October 27, 1986||Ely, Baker, Border|
|Great Sand Dunes||Colorado||Saguache County||37.73°N 105.51°W||42,983.74 acres||173.9 km2||271,774||September 13, 2004||Alamosa|
|Great Smoky Mountains||North Carolina,Tennessee||Swain & Haywood counties||35.68°N 83.53°W||521,490.13 acres||2,110.4 km2||10,099,276||June 15, 1934||Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee|
|Guadalupe Mountains||Texas||Culberson County and Hudspeth County||31.92°N 104.87°W||86,415.97 acres||349.7 km2||166,868||September 30, 1972||Dell City, Texas|
|Hot Springs||Arkansas||Garland County||34.51°N 93.05°W||5,549.75 acres||22.5 km2||1,424,484||April 20, 1832 (designated as National Park on March 4, 1921)||Hot Springs|
|Isle Royale||Michigan||Keweenaw County||48.10°N 88.55°W||571,790.11 acres||2,314.0 km2||14,560||April 3, 1940||Thunder Bay, Ontario|
|Joshua Tree||California||Riverside County and San Bernardino County||33.79°N 115.90°W||789,745.47 acres||3,196.0 km2||1,589,904||October 31, 1994||Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino|
|Kings Canyon||California||Fresno County & Tulare County||36.80°N 118.55°W||461,901.20 acres||1,869.2 km2||502,268||March 4, 1940||Fresno|
|Lassen Volcanic||California||Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama Counties||40.49°N 121.51°W||106,372.36 acres||430.5 km2||432,977||August 9, 1916||Redding and Susanville|
|Mammoth Cave||Kentucky||Edmonson, Hart, and Barren||37.18°N 86.10°W||52,830.19 acres||213.8 km2||522,628||July 1, 1941||Brownsville|
|Mesa Verde||Colorado||Montezuma County||37.18°N 108.49°W||52,121.93 acres||210.9 km2||501,563||June 29, 1906||Mancos, Colorado|
|Mount Rainier||Washington||Pierce County and Lewis||46.85°N 121.75°W||235,625.00 acres||953.5 km2||1,264,259||March 2, 1899||Tacoma|
|North Cascades||Washington||Whatcom, Skagit, and Chelan||48.70°N 121.20°W||504,780.94 acres||2,042.8 km2||23,865||October 2, 1968||Mount Vernon, Washington|
|Olympic||Washington||Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor||47.97°N 123.50°W||922,650.86 acres||3,733.8 km2||3,243,872||June 29, 1938||Port Angeles|
|Petrified Forest||Arizona||Apache, Navajo||35.07°N 109.78°W||93,532.57 acres||378.5 km2||836,799||December 9, 1962||NA|
|Pinnacles||California||San Benito County & Monterey County||36.48°N 121.16°W||26,605.73 acres||107.7 km2||196,635||224,476 (in 2012)||Soledad, California|
|Redwood||California||Humboldt County & Del Norte County||41.30°N 124.00°W||112,512.05 acres||455.3 km2||429,166||January 1, 1968||Crescent City|
|Rocky Mountain||Colorado||Larimer / Grand / Boulder counties||40.40°N 105.58°W||265,828.41 acres||1,075.8 km2||3,434,751||January 26, 1915||Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado|
|Saguaro||Arizona||Pima County||32.25°N 110.50°W||91,439.71 acres||370.0 km2||673,572||October 14, 1994||Tucson|
|Sequoia||California||Tulare County||36.43°N 118.68°W||404,051.17 acres||1,635.1 km2||1,039,137||September 25, 1890||Visalia, California|
|Shenandoah||Virginia||NA||38.53°N 78.35°W||199,045.23 acres||805.5 km2||1,255,321||December 26, 1935||Front Royal|
|Theodore Roosevelt||North Dakota||Billings County||46.97°N 103.45°W||70,446.89 acres||285.1 km2||559,580||November 10, 1978||Medora|
|Voyageurs||Minnesota||Saint Louis County & Koochiching County||48.50°N 92.88°W||218,200.17 acres||883.0 km2||239,160||April 8, 1975||International Falls|
|Wind Cave||South Dakota||Custer County||43.57°N 103.48°W||28,295.03 acres||114.5 km2||542,022||January 9, 1903||Hot Springs, South Dakota|
|Yellowstone||Wyoming,Montana,Idaho||Park County, Wyoming, Teton County, Wyoming, Gallatin County, Montana, Park County, Montana, Fremont County||44.60°N 110.50°W||2,219,790.71 acres||8,983.2 km2||3,513,484||March 1, 1872||NA|
|Yosemite||California||Tuolumne, Mariposa, & Madera counties||37.83°N 119.50°W||761,266.19 acres||3,080.7 km2||3,882,642||October 1, 1890||Mariposa, California|
|Zion||Utah||Washington, Kane, and Iron counties||37.30°N 113.05°W||146,597.60 acres||593.3 km2||3,189,696||November 19, 1919||Springdale, Utah (south), Orderville, Utah (east) and Cedar City|
Last Updated Date: May 24, 2016
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