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US National Parks - The National Parks Service of the United States is an agency that controls the 58 national parks across the country. These national parks are places of natural significance that are protected by the government against development, and are visited by many tourists every year.
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In the words of John Muir, who is known today as the Father of the National Parks, "wildness is a necessity." Thousands of vacationers and families visit national parks in the United States to get the good tidings of nature by hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and fishing. The United States is known for the spectacular variety of its natural landscapes. The captivating scenery and rugged charm of its many natural attractions are best witnessed in the 58 National Parks and Nature Preserves that dot the country.

Here are some of the best and most visited US national parks that are epitome of wild expanses and colossal features:

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.Of all the other national parks in America, Yellowstone is arguably the wildest and certainly the most universal in its appeal. It's a magical land of waterfalls, geysers, rainbows, and canyons.

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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 Islands National ParkChannel 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.

Grand Canyon National ParkArches 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.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park : Not Yosemite, Grand Canyon, or Death Valley but, the Great Smokies in Tennessee is the most visited national park in the US. With a stunning diversity of flora and fauna, it's a splendor of 521,454 acres with up to 800 miles of multipurpose trails. Visitors can indulge in recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and zorbing. Conquer the Appalachian Trail, take walk along mist-shrouded mountains and hidden waterfalls, and discover rural countryside for the vestiges of Appalachian traditions dating back to simpler times.

Rocky Mountain National Park : Straddling the Continental Divide with 76 summits, the alpine beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado is rivaled by only a handful of destinations in the world. The scenic Trail Ridge Road and the Old Fall River Road cut through dense pine forests and 412 square miles of park's area. The park is a premier destination for those who love the outdoor thrills such as skiing, hiking, and rock climbing.

Zion National Park : Characterized by 15-mile-long Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs, this national park in southwest Utah features unique geography of the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Mojave Desert regions. Guided nature walks, horseback riding trips, and evening programs in summer are on offer to visitors. Taylor Creek and Kolob Arch are popular hiking trails undulating through mountains, mesas, buttes, and natural arches.

Olympic National Park : A jewel in the Pacific Northwest's Crown, the Olympic National Park is home to old-growth temperate rainforests, rugged Pacific beaches, and sub-alpine meadows. The Hurricane Ridge viewpoint allows breathtaking sights of snow-capped summits. With an elevation of 2,432 meters, Mount Olympus, which supports large glaciers, is the centerpiece of this national park.

Grand Teton National Park : Out west everything has its own wide space and Grand Teton in Wyoming is no exception. Located only 10 miles south of Yellowstone, Jackson Hole is a popular attraction in this national park. A popular destination for adventure recreation, it accommodates 1,000 campsites and over 200 miles of hiking trails to get lost under the big blue skies.

Acadia National Park : Established in 1916, this national park in Maine is famous for more than 120 miles of hiking trails, 50 miles of carriage roads, glacier-carved summits, pink granite cliffs, offshore rugged islands, inland lakes, and cobblestone beaches. Mount Desert Island comprises the lion's share of total national park acreage. Despite its relatively small area, Acadia is the second most visited national park in the US. The Park Loop Road winds its way through a number of major attractions.

US National Parks

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Name of ParkStateCountyCoordinatesAreaRecreation Visitors (2014)Date established as ParkNearest city
AcadiaMaineHancock / Knox counties44.35°N 68.21°W47,389.67 acres (191.8 km2)25,63,129February 26, 1919Bar Harbor
American SamoaAmerican SamoaNA14.25°S 170.68°W9,000.00 acres (36.4 km2)13,953October 31, 1988NA
ArchesUtahGrand County38.68°N 109.57°W76,518.98 acres (309.7 km2)12,84,767November 12, 1971Moab, Utah
BadlandsSouth DakotaJackson, Pennington, and Oglala Lakota counties43.75°N 102.50°W242,755.94 acres (982.4 km2)8,68,094November 10, 1978Wall, South Dakota
Big BendTexasBrewster County, Texas29.25°N 103.25°W801,163.21 acres (3,242.2 km2)3,14,102June 12, 1944Alpine
BiscayneFloridaMiami-Dade County25.65°N 80.08°W172,924.07 acres (699.8 km2)5,25,745June 28, 1980Homestead
Black Canyon of the GunnisonColoradoMontrose County38.57°N 107.72°W32,950.03 acres (133.3 km2)1,83,045October 21, 1999Montrose
Bryce CanyonUtahGarfield37.57°N 112.18°W35,835.08 acres (145.0 km2)14,35,741February 25, 1928Tropic, Panguitch
CanyonlandsUtahSan Juan, Wayne, Garfield, and Grand38.2°N 109.93°W337,597.83 acres (1,366.2 km2)5,42,431September 12, 1964Moab, Utah
Capitol ReefUtahWayne, Garfield, Sevier, and Emery counties38.20°N 111.17°W241,904.26 acres (979.0 km2)7,86,514December 18, 1971Torrey
Carlsbad CavernsNew MexicoEddy County32.17°N 104.44°W46,766.45 acres (189.3 km2)14,97,889May 14, 1930Carlsbad
Channel IslandsCaliforniaSanta Barbara County & Ventura County34.01°N 119.42°W249,561.00 acres (1,009.9 km2)3,42,161March 5, 1980Santa Barbara
CongareeSouth CarolinaRichland County33.78°N 80.78°W26,545.86 acres (107.4 km2)1,20,122November 10, 2003Eastover, South Carolina (town)
Crater LakeOregonKlamath County42.94°N 122.1°W183,224.05 acres (741.5 km2)5,35,508May 22, 1902Klamath Falls
Cuyahoga ValleyOhioSummit County & Cuyahoga County41.24°N 81.55°W32,950 acres (133.3 km2)[21]21,89,849October 11, 2000Cleveland, Akron
Death ValleyCalifornia, NevadaNA36.24°N 116.82°W3,372,401.96 acres (13,647.6 km2)11,01,312October 31, 1994Lone Pine, California; Beatty, Nevada
DenaliAlaskaNA63.33°N 150.50°W4,740,911.72 acres (19,185.8 km2)5,31,315February 26, 1917Healy
Dry TortugasFloridaMonroe County24.63°N 82.87°W64,701.22 acres (261.8 km2)64,865October 26, 1992Key West
EvergladesFloridaMiami-Dade, Monroe, & Collier counties25.32°N 80.93°W1,508,537.90 acres (6,104.8 km2)11,10,901May 30, 1934Florida City Everglades City
Gates of the ArcticAlaskaYukon-Koyukuk  67.78°N 153.30°W7,523,897.74 acres (30,448.1 km2)12,669December 2, 1980NA
GlacierMontanaFlathead County & Glacier48.80°N 114.00°W1,013,572.41 acres (4,101.8 km2)23,38,528May 11, 1910Columbia Falls, Montana
Glacier BayAlaskaNA58.50°N 137.00°W3,224,840.31 acres (13,050.5 km2)5,00,727December 2, 1980‎Juneau
Grand CanyonArizonaCoconino and Mohave36.06°N 112.14°W1,217,403.32 acres (4,926.7 km2)47,56,771February 26, 1919Fredonia, Arizona (North Rim)
Grand TetonWyomingTeton County43.73°N 110.80°W309,994.66 acres (1,254.5 km2)27,91,392February 26, 1929Jackson
Great BasinNevadaWhite Pine County38.98°N 114.30°W77,180.00 acres (312.3 km2)1,07,526October 27, 1986Ely, Baker, Border
Great Sand DunesColoradoSaguache County37.73°N 105.51°W42,983.74 acres (173.9 km2)2,71,774September 13, 2004Alamosa
Great Smoky MountainsTennessee, North CarolinaSwain & Haywood counties35.68°N 83.53°W521,490.13 acres (2,110.4 km2)1,00,99,276June 15, 1934Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Guadalupe MountainsTexasCulberson County and Hudspeth County31.92°N 104.87°W86,415.97 acres (349.7 km2)1,66,868October 15, 1966Dell City, Texas
HaleakalāHawaiiMaui County20.72°N 156.17°W29,093.67 acres (117.7 km2)11,42,040August 1, 1916Pukalani
Hawaii VolcanoesHawaiiHawaii19.38°N 155.20°W323,431.38 acres (1,308.9 km2)16,93,005August 1, 1916NA
Hot SpringsArkansasGarland County34.51°N 93.05°W5,549.75 acres (22.5 km2)14,24,484March 4, 1921Hot Springs
Isle RoyaleMichiganKeweenaw County48.10°N 88.55°W571,790.11 acres (2,314.0 km2)14,560April 3, 1940Thunder Bay, Ontario
Joshua TreeCaliforniaRiverside County and San Bernardino County33.79°N 115.90°W789,745.47 acres (3,196.0 km2)15,89,904October 31, 1994Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino
KatmaiAlaskaKatmai58.50°N 155.00°W3,674,529.68 acres (14,870.3 km2)30,896December 2, 1980King Salmon
Kenai FjordsAlaskaNA59.92°N 149.65°W669,982.99 acres (2,711.3 km2)2,70,666December 2, 1980Seward
Kings CanyonCaliforniaFresno County & Tulare County36.80°N 118.55°W461,901.20 acres (1,869.2 km2)5,02,268March 4, 1940Fresno
Kobuk ValleyAlaskaNorthwest Arctic 67.55°N 159.28°W1,750,716.50 acres (7,084.9 km2)16,875December 2, 1980Kotzebue
Lake ClarkAlaskaKenai Peninsula60.97°N 153.42°W2,619,733.21 acres (10,601.7 km2)16,100December 2, 1980‎Anchorage
Lassen VolcanicCaliforniaShasta, Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama Counties40.49°N 121.51°W106,372.36 acres (430.5 km2)4,32,977August 9, 1916Redding and Susanville
Mammoth CaveKentuckyEdmonson, Hart, and Barren37.18°N 86.10°W52,830.19 acres (213.8 km2)5,22,628July 1, 1941Brownsville
Mesa VerdeColoradoMontezuma County37.18°N 108.49°W52,121.93 acres (210.9 km2)5,01,563June 29, 1906Mancos, Colorado
Mount RainierWashingtonPierce County and Lewis46.85°N 121.75°W235,625.00 acres (953.5 km2)12,64,259March 2, 1899Tacoma
North CascadesWashingtonWhatcom, Skagit, and Chelan48.70°N 121.20°W504,780.94 acres (2,042.8 km2)23,865October 2, 1968Mount Vernon, Washington
OlympicWashingtonJefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor47.97°N 123.50°W922,650.86 acres (3,733.8 km2)32,43,872June 29, 1938Port Angeles
Petrified ForestArizonaApache, Navajo35.07°N 109.78°W93,532.57 acres (378.5 km2)8,36,799December 9, 1962NA
PinnaclesCaliforniaSan Benito County & Monterey County36.48°N 121.16°W26,605.73 acres (107.7 km2)1,96,635January 10, 2013Soledad, California
RedwoodCaliforniaHumboldt County & Del Norte County41.30°N 124.00°W112,512.05 acres (455.3 km2)4,29,166October 2, 1968Crescent City
Rocky MountainColoradoLarimer / Grand / Boulder counties40.40°N 105.58°W265,828.41 acres (1,075.8 km2)34,34,751January 26, 1915Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado
SaguaroArizonaPima County32.25°N 110.50°W91,439.71 acres (370.0 km2)6,73,572October 14, 1994Tucson
SequoiaCaliforniaTulare County36.43°N 118.68°W404,051.17 acres (1,635.1 km2)10,39,137September 25, 1890Visalia, California
ShenandoahVirginiaNA38.53°N 78.35°W199,045.23 acres (805.5 km2)12,55,321May 22, 1926Front Royal
Theodore RooseveltNorth DakotaBillings County46.97°N 103.45°W70,446.89 acres (285.1 km2)5,59,580November 10, 1978Medora
Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin IslandsNA18.33°N 64.73°W14,688.87 acres (59.4 km2)4,26,930August 2, 1956NA
VoyageursMinnesotaSaint Louis County & Koochiching County48.50°N 92.88°W218,200.17 acres (883.0 km2)2,39,160January 8, 1971International Falls
Wind CaveSouth DakotaCuster County43.57°N 103.48°W28,295.03 acres (114.5 km2)5,42,022January 9, 1903Hot Springs, South Dakota
Wrangell-St. EliasAlaskaCook61.00°N 142.00°W8,323,147.59 acres (33,682.6 km2)74,722December 2, 1980Copper Center, Alaska
YellowstoneWyoming, Montana, IdahoPark County, Wyoming, Teton County, Wyoming, Gallatin County, Montana, Park County, Montana, Fremont County44.60°N 110.50°W2,219,790.71 acres (8,983.2 km2)35,13,484March 1, 1872NA
YosemiteCaliforniaTuolumne, Mariposa, & Madera counties37.83°N 119.50°W761,266.19 acres (3,080.7 km2)38,82,642October 1, 1890Mariposa, California
ZionUtahWashington, Kane, and Iron counties37.30°N 113.05°W146,597.60 acres (593.3 km2)31,89,696November 19, 1919Springdale , Orderville, Cedar City

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