U. S National Parks from A to Z – Map, List of All Parks and Units by State, Pass Options


Grand Canyon National Park

This page is created to provide you with information and links to one of North Americas greatest assets – National Parks! We provide you with an overview of the natural features, wildlife, history, popular activities, camping, and lodging that are unique to each major U.S. National Park. Have fun planning your next National Park vacation! www.travelrows.com

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The diversity of landscapes, habitat and wildlife are truly amazing. You can observe large mammals like grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park, rattlesnakes and hummingbirds at Big Bend, and alligators in the Florida Everglades. The scenery and special geology make many of our National Parks a special place where you can just sit back and enjoy the view. Yosemite and Glacier National Parks are famous for the rugged mountains and spectacular waterfalls. Sequoia Park has the huge Sequoia trees… big enough to drive a car through! Of course the Grand Canyon, Arches, Zion and Big Bend National Parks provide the spectacular canyons, cliffs and rock formations of the southwest deserts.

U. S. National Parks on the map:

How to search for national parks on google maps?

First, pick the place on google map where you are located on want to travel. Then type in “national parks” and click on “Search this area” . Google will show you all the national parks in that area. Sometimes you need to zoom + the map for better results and small parks. If you add “near me” me in search, it will show only your area.

Nature Wonders

Several of National Parks are located where the land meets the oceans. These parks include Olympic National Park, Acadia and Everglades National Park. The history of our National Parks is as diverse as the wildlife and scenery. Yellowstone was the first National Park to be established and was first managed by the Army. The railroad empire was very involved with the development of Glacier National Park and the building of the hotels and backcountry chalets. Shenandoah National Park was the scene of many Civil War battles and cattle ranchers of Wyoming settled in the valley near Grand Teton National Park.

National Parks vacations have become more and more popular in recent years. Many people are taking advantage of the spectacular scenery, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities that are available in our National Parks. Planning a vacation to our National Parks is a fun and exciting adventure. There are so many National Parks to visit and things to do, it can be difficult to know where to start! You do not need to make reservations to enter the National Parks. Only one national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, does not charge an entrance fee.

Many people head to our National Parks for the recreational activities which include rock climbing, rafting, bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and of course camping! Many of the parks like Glacier, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain and Yosemite are famous for the backpacking and backcountry camping. The mountain weather makes the experience a challenge and it isn’t uncommon to experience a snowstorm during every month of the year.

Pass information

There are different options of getting a pass to national parks. In general, there are main options such as – annual pass, one time passes and free options, for example for seniors. Every national park can have a different price for entrance. If you love nature, hiking and go to national parks min. 2-3 times a year – the best is to purchase an annual pass. You can get annual pass for all national parks at any of them, at the entrance. You can always check current rates on their official website. Do not confuse national and state parks.

Accommodations

If you are planning on staying overnight, you will need to make reservations for lodging inside or outside the National Park. Millions of people visit the National Parks, especially between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so planning ahead and getting National Park reservations for lodging, popular ranger-guided hikes, and campgrounds is a good idea.

Campgrounds in the parks can fill up early and are on a first-come-first-served basis. There is usually ample additional camping outside the parks if you get there too late. The National Parks also offer some very unique lodging experiences. Glacier National Park has the famous backcountry chalets (Granite Park and Sperry). Yellowstone has the Yellowstone Inn at Old Faithful as well as numerous small quaint cabins for rent.

Lodging adjacent to the parks usually consists of hotels and rental cabins. One of the most famous is The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember the movie “The Shining”? It was filmed at The Stanley Hotel and staying there will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Many of the National Parks have webcams located throughout the park. These webcams give you an opportunity to look at the scenery, see what the weather is like, or just to enjoy the park from the comfort of your home while you plan your next vacation.

National Parks are truly a National Treasure. Please enjoy your stay and remember to treat our parks with respect so that future generations can enjoy the scenery, wildlife and experience the special features of our Parks. We truly hope that you have a great time visiting National Parks!

The best and “must see” top 10 national parks in the United States

List of all U.S. National Parks and Units by State or Territory

Alabama has 12 units that include national parks, monuments, preserves, heritage areas, parkways, trails and historic sites. They are:

  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
  • Freedom Riders National Monument
  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
  • Russell Cave National Monument
  • Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Alaska has 19 units that include national parks, rivers, public lands, historical areas, monuments and preserves and heritage centers. They are:

  • Alagnak Wild River
  • Alaska Public Lands
  • Aleutian Islands World War II National Historical Area
  • Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
  • Iñupiat Heritage Center
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Noatak National Preserve
  • Sitka National Historical Park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
  • Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

American Samoa has 1 national park. It is:

  • National Park of American Samoa

Arizona has 24 units that include national parks, monuments, memorials, historic sites, recreation areas and historic trails. They are:

  • Canyon De Chelly National Monument
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Parashant National Monument
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park
  • Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • Wupatki National Monument

Arkansas has 8 units that include national parks, memorials, rives, historic sites, military parks, historic trails. They are:

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Buffalo National River
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
  • Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

California has 33 units that include national parks, an island, monuments, historic trails, recreation areas, historic sites, seashores and memorials. They are:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • California National Historic Trail
  • Castle Mountains National Monument
  • César E. Chávez National Monument
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Redwood National Park
  • Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Tule Lake National Monument
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Yosemite National Park

Colorado has 16 units that include national parks and preserves, historic sites, trails, monuments and recreation areas. They are:

  • Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • California National Historic Trail
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut has 5 units that include national scenic and historic trails, a heritage corridor and a historic site. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • New England National Scenic Trail
  • The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Delaware has 4 units that include a national historic park, trails and a bay. They are:

  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • First State National Historical Park
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

District of Columbia has 34 units that include national, historical parks, memorials, monuments, trails, sites, a bay, hardens, theaters, parkways, an avenue, an island and the White House. They are:

  • African American Civil War Memorial
  • Anacostia Park
  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
  • Capitol Hill Parks
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Ford’s Theatre
  • Fort Dupont Park
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Capital Parks-East
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • President’s Park (White House)
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
  • World War II Memorial

Florida has 12 units that include national parks and preserves, seashores, monuments, memorials and a cultural heritage corridor. They are:

  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Georgia has 15 units that include national parks, historic sites, scenic and historic trails,  heritage areas, recreation areas, a military park, a seashore, monuments and a cultural heritage corridor. They are:

  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
  • Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

Guam has 1 national park. It is:

  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Hawaii has 9 units that include national historical parks, trails, sites and memorials. They are:

  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
  • Honouliuli National Historic Site
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Idaho has 9 units that include national historical parks and preserves, trails, reserves, monuments and sites. They are:

  • California National Historic Trail
  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Yellowstone National Park

Illinois has 5 units that include national historic trails, sites and a monument. They are:

  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
  • Pullman National Monument
  • Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

Indiana has 4 units that include national historical parks, a trail and a memorial. They are:

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Indiana Dunes National Park
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa has 4 units that include a national monument, a historic site and 2 trails. They are:

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Kansas has 10 units that include national historic sites, trails and a preserve. They are:

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • California National Historic Trail
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky has 8 units that include national historic parks, trails, a battlefield, a monument and a recreation area. They are:

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
  • Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

Louisiana has 8 units that include national historical parks and preserves, trails, heritage areas, a monument and a military park. They are:

  • Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
  • Cane River National Heritage Area
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Poverty Point National Monument
  • Vicksburg National Military Park

Maine has 6 units that include national and international parks, scenic trails, monuments and historic sites. They are:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
  • Maine Acadian Culture
  • Roosevelt Campobello International Park
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Maryland has 28 units that include national historical parks, battlefields, trails, seashores, heritage areas, bays, monuments and historic shrines, parkways, sites and a farm. They are:

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Baltimore National Heritage Area
  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Fort Foote Park
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  • Fort Washington Park
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Glen Echo Park
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Harmony Hall
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
  • Piscataway Park
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historical Trail
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historical Trail

Massachusetts has 21 units that include national historical parks, trails, sites, recreation areas, seashores and corridors. They are:

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Boston National Historical Park
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Essex National Heritage Area
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • New England National Scenic Trail
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site
  • The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Heritage Trail

Michigan has 7 units that include a national historical park, heritage area, scenic trail, 2 lakeshores and a battlefield park. They are:

  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Motor Cities National Heritage Area
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota has 6 units that include a national park, scenic riverway, trail, 2 monuments and a recreational area. They are:

  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Pipestone National Monument
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
  • Voyageurs National Park

Mississippi has 11 units that include a national historical park, military parks, heritage areas, a seashore, battlefield site, parkway and a scenic trail. They are:

  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area
  • Mississippi Gulf National Heritage Area
  • Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Tupelo National Battlefield
  • Vicksburg National Military Park

Missouri has 12 units that include national historic trails, parks, monuments, sites, a battlefield and a riverway. They are:

  • California National Historic Trail
  • Gateway Arch National Park
  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana has 10 units that include national historic parks, sites, trails, a monument, battlefield and a recreation area. They are:

  • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  • Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Nez Perce National Historic Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

Nebraska has 10 units that include national historical trails, parks, monuments and rivers. They are:

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • California National Historic Trail
  • Homestead National Monument of America
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada has 7 units that include national historical trails, parks, a monument and a recreation area. They are:

  • California National Historic Trail
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

New Hampshire has 1 national historical park and 1 national scenic trail. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

New Jersey has 12 units that include national historic parks and reserves, heritage areas, trails, recreation areas, scenic and recreational rivers. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Ellis Island Park of Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River
  • Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

New Mexico has 18 units that include national historical parks and preserves, monuments and trails. They are:

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trails
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • White Sands National Monument

New York has 35 units that include national historic parks, sites, monuments, trails, a bay, corridor, seashore, harbor, heritage areas and a river. They are:

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Ellis Island – Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Governors Island National Monument
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • National Parks of New York Harbor
  • Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
  • Niagara Falls National Scenic Trail
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Stonewall National Monument
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Upper Delaware National Historic Trail
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park

North Carolina has 14 units that include national parks, military parks, scenic and historic trails, corridors, battlefields, seashores, memorials and heritage areas. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
  • Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial

North Dakota has 5 units that include national historic sites, trails and a national park. They are:

  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Northern Mariana Islands has 1 park. It is:

  • American Memorial Park

Ohio has 13 units that include national monuments, parks, memorials, sites, battlefields, trails and heritage areas. They are:

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • David Berger National Memorial
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historical Site
  • First Ladies National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Lewis & Clark National Historical Trail
  • National Aviation Heritage Area
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Oklahoma has 6 units that include national sites, memorials, trails and a recreational area. They are:

  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Santa Fe National Historic Trail
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon has 5 units that include national historic parks, trails, sites, monuments and preserves. They are:

  • California National Historic Trail
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • Nez Perce National Historic Park
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

Pennsylvania has 29 units that include national historic parks, sites, trails, a bay, corridor, memorial, battlefield, river and heritage areas. They are:

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • First State National Historical Park
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Oil Region National Heritage Area
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Rivers Of Steel National Heritage Area
  • Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

Puerto Rico has 1 national historic site. It is:

  • San Juan National Historic Site

Rhode Island has 2 units that include national historic parks, a memorial, corridor, site and a trail. They are:

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  • John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • Roger Williams National Memorial
  • Touro Synagogue National Historic Site
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

South Carolina has 10 units that include national historic sites, military parks, corridors, trails and a battlefield. They are:

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Congaree National Park
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park
  • Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
  • Reconstruction Era National Historical Park
  • South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

South Dakota has 7 units that include national parks, monuments, trails, sites, memorials and rivers. They are:

  • Badlands National Park
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Wind Cave National Park

Tennessee has 16 units that include national historic sites, scenic trails, rivers, recreational areas, military parks, battlefields, parkways, heritage areas. They are:

  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River
  • Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

All Tennessee national parks on the map and their description

Texas has 16 units that include national parks and preserves, trails, monuments, recreation areas, sites, a seashore and a scenic river. They are:

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
  • El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument

Utah has 17 units that include national parks, monuments, trails and a recreation area. They are:

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • California National Historic Trail
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Golden Spike National Historical Park
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Zion National Park

Vermont has 3 units that include a national historical park and 2 scenic trails. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • North Country National Scenic Trail

US Virgin Islands has 5 units that include national parks and preserves, monuments and sites. They are:

  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • Christiansted National Historic Site
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • Virgin Islands National Park
  • Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

Virginia has 33 units that include national historical parks, trails, memorials, seashores, parkways, monuments, sites and battlefields. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Cape Henry Memorial – Part of Colonial National Historical Park
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Great Falls National Park
  • Green Springs
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Historic Jamestowne – Part of Colonial National Historical Park
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Park
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Yorktown Battlefield – Part of Colonial National Historical Park

Washington has 17 units that include national parks and reserves, sites, trails, recreation areas and an affiliated area. They are:

  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site
  • Wing Luke Museum Affiliated Area

West Virginia has 10 units that include national historic parks, trails, recreation areas and rivers. They are:

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Bluestone National Scenic River
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Coal National Heritage Area
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • New River Gorge National River
  • Wheeling National Heritage Area

Wisconsin has 4 units that include national scenic trails, a lakeshore and a riverway. They are:

  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail
  • North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wyoming has 11 units that include national parks, monuments, trails, a parkway and a recreation area. They are:

  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • California National Historic Trail
  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
  • Oregon National Historic Trail
  • Pony Express National Historic Trail
  • John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
  • Yellowstone National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

How many U.S national parks in total?

It would be wrong to give a total number of national parks and units. Though some websites are trying to provide numbers, it can be confusing. Some parks and a lot of national trails, rivers can be located in a few states. The best would be to look for the amount of units in a separate state. Then you can come to some stats and comparison numbers like this:

Which state has the most of national units?

According to our information above, New York state (35) is the winner so far. District of Columbia (34), California state (33) and Virginia state (33) go right after it. That would take a while to visit them all 🙂


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