On august 25 1916 recognizing the importance of national parks president wilson signed an act to create the national park service responsible for managing the national parks and monuments. My goal is to eventually visit all of them but i ve currently only.
Whether you come in the fall to enjoy the stunning foliage or visit in the summer to swim in the atlantic ocean maine is a beautiful area to tour.
U s national parks by state. They range from world famous parks like yellowstone to remote virtually unknown national parks like isle royale. Today there are 58 national parks in the united states. Both states top the list having eight each.
The state of alaska is located in the northwest extremity of north america. There are more national parks in california and alaska than any other state. Grant in 1872 followed by mackinac national park in 1875.
The following chart provides a list of us national parks by state. The national parks cover many different ecosystems and are spread across the us and its territories. Here s a list of national parks by state.
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. Nearly 100 percent of the park s lights are night. Territories have a total of 62 national parks.
National parks are an amazing collection of national parks. Twenty nine states and two u s. 15 2019 and white sands national park.
Denali national park and preserve. Currently the united states national parks have grown in number to 58. California has the most with nine followed by alaska with eight utah with five and colorado with four.
State california is 1. Not all states have one. Some larger states have more than one.
This ultimate guide lists all 62 national parks by state so you can start planning your trip to visit one or all of them. We have a variety of parks across the country ranging from remote ones in alaska to famous ones like the grand canyon. Eleanor roosevelt participated in the league of women voters women s trade union league and her state s political party s committee.
Alaska has 8 national parks the second most of any u s. The newest national parks are indiana dunes which changed its name from national lakeshore to national park on feb. The first national park yellowstone was established in 1872 by president grant.
National parks are one of the biggest draws of living in the united states. Walker founded a bank and served as its president. We ll keep updating this list of u s.
National parks with a link to the articles we write on each park alaska national parks denali. 62 us national parks list by state. It may be one of the smaller national parks but acadia is by far one of the most scenic and picturesque parks in the u s.
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