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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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The United States is known for the spectacular variety of its natural landscapes. The fantastic scenery and rugged beauty of its many natural attractions are best witnessed in the 58 National Parks and Nature Preserves that dot the country.
The parks are visited by many tourists each year, who experience these natural sites by hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, rafting, and many other outdoor adventures.

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 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.

National Parks in the US

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Name of ParkStateCountyCoordinatesAreaAreaRecreation Visitors (2014)EstablishedNearest city
AcadiaMaineHancock / Knox counties44.35°N 68.21°W47,389.67 acres 191.8 km22,563,129July 8, 1916Bar Harbor
ArchesUtahGrand County38.68°N 109.57°W76,518.98 acres 309.7 km21,284,767April 12, 1929Moab, Utah
BadlandsSouth DakotaJackson, Pennington, and Oglala Lakota counties43.75°N 102.50°W242,755.94 acres 982.4 km2868,094January 29, 1939Wall, South Dakota
Big BendTexasBrewster County, Texas29.25°N 103.25°W801,163.21 acres 3,242.2 km2314,102NANA
BiscayneFloridaMiami-Dade County25.65°N 80.08°W172,924.07 acres 699.8 km2525,745June 28, 1980Homestead
Black Canyon of the GunnisonColoradoMontrose County38.57°N 107.72°W32,950.03 acres 133.3 km2183,045October 21, 1999Montrose
Bryce CanyonUtah 37.57°N 112.18°W35,835.08 acres 145.0 km21,435,741NANA
CanyonlandsUtahSan Juan, Wayne, Garfield, and Grand38.2°N 109.93°W337,597.83 acres 1,366.2 km2542,431September 12, 1964Moab, Utah
Capitol ReefUtahWayne, Garfield, Sevier, and Emery counties38.20°N 111.17°W241,904.26 acres 979.0 km2786,514December 18, 1971Torrey
Carlsbad CavernsNew MexicoEddy County32.17°N 104.44°W46,766.45 acres 189.3 km21,497,889May 14, 1930Carlsbad
Channel IslandsCaliforniaSanta Barbara County & Ventura County34.01°N 119.42°W249,561.00 acres 1,009.9 km2342,161March 5, 1980Santa Barbara
CongareeSouth CarolinaRichland County33.78°N 80.78°W26,545.86 acres 107.4 km2120,122November 10, 2003Eastover, South Carolina (town)
Crater LakeOregonKlamath County42.94°N 122.1°W183,224.05 acres 741.5 km2535,508May 22, 1902Klamath Falls
Cuyahoga ValleyOhioSummit County & Cuyahoga County41.24°N 81.55°W32,950 acres 133.3 km22,189,849October 11, 2000 Cleveland, Akron
Death ValleyCalifornia,NevadaNA36.24°N 116.82°W3,372,401.96 acres 13,647.6 km21,101,312Feb. 11, 1933 (Monument) Oct. 31, 1994 (National Park)Lone Pine, California; Beatty, Nevada
Dry TortugasFloridaMonroe County24.63°N 82.87°W64,701.22 acres 261.8 km264,865January 4, 1935Key West
EvergladesFloridaMiami-Dade, Monroe, & Collier counties25.32°N 80.93°W1,508,537.90 acres 6,104.8 km21,110,901May 30, 1934Florida City Everglades City
GlacierMontanaFlathead County & Glacier 48.80°N 114.00°W1,013,572.41 acres 4,101.8 km22,338,528May 11, 1910Columbia Falls, Montana
Grand CanyonArizonaCoconino and Mohave36.06°N 112.14°W1,217,403.32 acres 4,926.7 km24,756,771February 26, 1919Fredonia, Arizona (North Rim)
Grand TetonWyomingTeton County43.73°N 110.80°W309,994.66 acres 1,254.5 km22,791,392February 26, 1929Jackson
Great BasinNevadaWhite Pine County38.98°N 114.30°W77,180.00 acres 312.3 km2107,526October 27, 1986Ely, Baker, Border
Great Sand DunesColoradoSaguache County37.73°N 105.51°W42,983.74 acres 173.9 km2271,774September 13, 2004Alamosa
Great Smoky MountainsNorth Carolina,TennesseeSwain & Haywood counties35.68°N 83.53°W521,490.13 acres 2,110.4 km210,099,276June 15, 1934Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Guadalupe MountainsTexasCulberson County and Hudspeth County31.92°N 104.87°W86,415.97 acres 349.7 km2166,868September 30, 1972Dell City, Texas
Hot SpringsArkansasGarland County34.51°N 93.05°W5,549.75 acres 22.5 km21,424,484April 20, 1832 (designated as National Park on March 4, 1921)Hot Springs
Isle RoyaleMichiganKeweenaw County48.10°N 88.55°W571,790.11 acres 2,314.0 km214,560April 3, 1940Thunder Bay, Ontario
Joshua TreeCaliforniaRiverside County and San Bernardino County33.79°N 115.90°W789,745.47 acres 3,196.0 km21,589,904October 31, 1994Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino
Kings CanyonCaliforniaFresno County & Tulare County36.80°N 118.55°W461,901.20 acres 1,869.2 km2502,268March 4, 1940Fresno
Lassen VolcanicCaliforniaShasta, Lassen, Plumas, and Tehama Counties40.49°N 121.51°W106,372.36 acres 430.5 km2432,977August 9, 1916Redding and Susanville
Mammoth CaveKentuckyEdmonson, Hart, and Barren37.18°N 86.10°W52,830.19 acres 213.8 km2522,628July 1, 1941Brownsville
Mesa VerdeColoradoMontezuma County37.18°N 108.49°W52,121.93 acres 210.9 km2501,563June 29, 1906Mancos, Colorado
Mount RainierWashingtonPierce County and Lewis 46.85°N 121.75°W235,625.00 acres 953.5 km21,264,259March 2, 1899Tacoma
North CascadesWashingtonWhatcom, Skagit, and Chelan48.70°N 121.20°W504,780.94 acres 2,042.8 km223,865October 2, 1968Mount Vernon, Washington
OlympicWashingtonJefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor47.97°N 123.50°W922,650.86 acres 3,733.8 km23,243,872June 29, 1938Port Angeles
Petrified ForestArizonaApache, Navajo35.07°N 109.78°W93,532.57 acres 378.5 km2836,799December 9, 1962NA
PinnaclesCaliforniaSan Benito County & Monterey County36.48°N 121.16°W26,605.73 acres 107.7 km2196,635224,476 (in 2012)Soledad, California
RedwoodCaliforniaHumboldt County & Del Norte County41.30°N 124.00°W112,512.05 acres 455.3 km2429,166January 1, 1968Crescent City
Rocky MountainColoradoLarimer / Grand / Boulder counties40.40°N 105.58°W265,828.41 acres 1,075.8 km23,434,751January 26, 1915Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado
SaguaroArizonaPima County32.25°N 110.50°W91,439.71 acres 370.0 km2673,572October 14, 1994Tucson
SequoiaCaliforniaTulare County36.43°N 118.68°W404,051.17 acres 1,635.1 km21,039,137September 25, 1890Visalia, California
ShenandoahVirginiaNA38.53°N 78.35°W199,045.23 acres 805.5 km21,255,321December 26, 1935Front Royal
Theodore RooseveltNorth DakotaBillings County46.97°N 103.45°W70,446.89 acres 285.1 km2559,580November 10, 1978Medora
VoyageursMinnesotaSaint Louis County & Koochiching County48.50°N 92.88°W218,200.17 acres 883.0 km2239,160April 8, 1975International Falls
Wind CaveSouth DakotaCuster County43.57°N 103.48°W28,295.03 acres 114.5 km2542,022January 9, 1903Hot Springs, South Dakota
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 km23,513,484March 1, 1872NA
YosemiteCaliforniaTuolumne, Mariposa, & Madera counties37.83°N 119.50°W761,266.19 acres 3,080.7 km23,882,642October 1, 1890Mariposa, California
ZionUtahWashington, Kane, and Iron counties37.30°N 113.05°W146,597.60 acres 593.3 km23,189,696November 19, 1919Springdale, Utah (south), Orderville, Utah (east) and Cedar City

Last Updated Date: October 18, 2016

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