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

Disclaimer. This page and other pages about national parks are in no way associated with the United States Government and carries strictly informational purposes. Always check current and updated information regarding traveling to the national parks on the official page https://www.nps.gov

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

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Canyon
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite
  • Zion National Park

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

Alabama has 12 national parks including such units as monuments, preserves, heritage area, 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 20 national parks and units

  • Alagnak Wild River
  • 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
  • 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

  • American Samoa National Park

Arizona has 22 national parks and units

  • 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
  • Hohokam Pima National Monument
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument
  • Organ Pipe Cactus 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 7 national parks and units

  • 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 Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

California has 27 national parks and units

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • 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
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Redwood National Park
  • Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Tule Lake National Monument
  • Yosemite National Park

Colorado has 13 national parks and units

  • Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • 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
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  • Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut has 1 national park

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Delaware has 1 national park

  • First State National Historical Park

Florida has 11 national parks and units

  • 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
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Georgia has 11 national parks and units

  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Guam has 1 national park

  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Hawaii has 8 national parks and units

  • Haleakala National Park
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Honouliuli National Historic Site
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  • Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Idaho has 7 national parks and units

  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

Illinois has 2 national parks and units

  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Pullman National Monument

Indiana has 3 national parks and units

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Indiana Dunes National Park
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa has 2 national parks and units

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Kansas has 5 national parks and units

  • Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky has 6 national parks and units

  • 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
  • Mammoth Cave National Park

Louisiana has 5 national parks and units

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Poverty Point National Monument
  • Vicksburg National Military Park

Maine has 4 national parks and units

  • Acadia National Park
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Maryland has 15 national parks and units

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
  • C & O Canal National Historical Park
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  • Fort Washington Park
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Hampton National Historic Site
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Piscataway Park
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Massachusetts has 15 national parks and units

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • 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
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Michigan has 5 national parks and units

  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota has 5 national parks and units

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

Mississippi has 8 national parks and units

  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • 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 6 national parks and units

  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site
  • Gateway Arch National Park
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana has 7 national parks and units

  • 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
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Yellowstone National Park

Nebraska has 5 national parks and units

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Homestead National Monument of America
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada has 4 national parks and units

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

New Hampshire has 1 national park

  • Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

New Jersey has 6 national parks and units

  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

New Mexico has 15 national parks and units

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • White Sands National Monument

New York has 22 national parks and units

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • 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
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Sagamore Hill 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
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park

North Carolina has 9 national parks and units

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • 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
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
    Wright Brothers National Memorial

North Dakota has 3 national parks and units

  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio has 8 national parks and units

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • First Ladies National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Oklahoma has 2 national parks and units

  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon has 5 national parks and units

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

Pennsylvania has 18 national parks and units

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • 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
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  • Middle Delaware National Scenic River
  • Potomac Heritage Trail
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

Puerto Rico has 1 national park

  • San Juan National Historic Site

Rhode Island has 2 national parks and units

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

South Carolina has 7 national parks and units

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Congaree National Park
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • Reconstruction Era National Historical Park

South Dakota has 6 national parks and units

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

Tennessee has 12 national parks and units

  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  • 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
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Stones River National Battlefield

Texas has 14 national parks and units

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • 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 13 national parks and units

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Golden Spike National Historical Park
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Zion National Park

Vermont has 1 national park

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

US Virgin Islands has 5 national parks and units

  • 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 20 national parks and units

  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  • 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
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Park
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Washington has 13 national parks and units

  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Washington DC has 24 national parks and units

  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Capital Parks
  • National Mall
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • White House
  • World War I Memorial
  • World War II Memorial

West Virginia has 4 national parks and units

  • Bluestone National Scenic River
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • New River Gorge National River

Wisconsin has 2 national parks and units

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wyoming has 6 national parks and units

  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
  • Yellowstone National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

How many U.S national parks in total?

The exact number is 61 but there are 419 national park service units. National units may include parks, monuments, historic sites and battlefields, preserves. Sometimes it is confusing as two units or more can function as one.


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