Each of these parks is special and well worth a visit. There are more national parks in california and alaska than any other state.
National parks made us wonder just how many national parks are there.
List of all us national parks. Visiting the national parks is a journey not a race. Currently the united states national parks have grown in number to 58. Not all states have one.
Its addition to the long list of u s. Grant in 1872 followed by mackinac national park in 1875. Some larger states have more than one.
National park service was founded in 1916 but the country s first. This list includes all units managed by the national park system including national parks national monuments national historic sites national battlefields national preserves and other related sites. Territories as of august 2019.
Complete list of national parks in the us pro tip. At a glance this list of national parks is huge and it seems like it is impossible to get to them all. We highly recommend the america is beautiful pass that gets you into all the national park units usda forest service blm lands and more.
This national parks list includes all 419 parks that fall under the jurisdiction of the national park service nps from the 61 major parks to hundreds battlefields historic sites trails and more. The following chart provides a list of us national parks by state. For what it s worth this is a subset of the 419 units managed by the national park service which includes sites under different umbrellas like national battlefields.
There are 62 national parks in the united states which includes white sands national park the newest protected area as of december 2019 formerly a national monument. As of january 2020 there are 419 units of the national park system. Of these 62 have a national park designation.
This guide has a complete list of all 62 national parks by state so you can start planning your trips. The national park system of the united states is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the national park service the collection includes all national parks and most national monuments as well as several other types of protected areas of the united states. There are currently 419 official national park service units in the united states the district of columbia and u s.
We ve gotten one every year for the past 5 years. The united states has 62 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the national park service an agency of the department of the interior national parks must be established by an act of the united states congress a bill creating the first national park yellowstone was signed into law by president ulysses s. Both states top the list having eight each.
List of national parks in alphabetical order eventually we ll put together in depth guides for all these parks meanwhile here are the ones we ve posted about linked in blue. If you want to see them by state go here.