List of national parks of the United States

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There are 63 national parks in the United States. The National Park Service controls the parks, and also controls other protected areas.[1]

National parksEdit

* Green shading – UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites (WHS)
  Blue shading – UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserves (BR)
  Purple shading – parks designated in both UNESCO programs
Name Image Location Date established as park[2][3] Area (2019)[4] Recreation visitors (2019)[5] Description
Acadia   Maine
44°21′N 68°13′W / 44.35°N 68.21°W / 44.35; -68.21 (Acadia)
February 26, 1919 49,076.63 acres (198.6 km2) 3,437,286
American Samoa   American Samoa
14°15′S 170°41′W / 14.25°S 170.68°W / -14.25; -170.68 (National Park of American Samoa)
October 31, 1988 8,256.67 acres (33.4 km2) 60,006
Arches   Utah
38°41′N 109°34′W / 38.68°N 109.57°W / 38.68; -109.57 (Arches)
November 12, 1971 76,678.98 acres (310.3 km2) 1,659,702
Badlands   South Dakota
43°45′N 102°30′W / 43.75°N 102.50°W / 43.75; -102.50 (Badlands)
November 10, 1978 242,755.94 acres (982.4 km2) 970,998
Big Bend     Texas
29°15′N 103°15′W / 29.25°N 103.25°W / 29.25; -103.25 (Big Bend)
June 12, 1944 801,163.21 acres (3,242.2 km2) 463,832
Biscayne   Florida
25°39′N 80°05′W / 25.65°N 80.08°W / 25.65; -80.08 (Biscayne)
June 28, 1980 172,971.11 acres (700.0 km2) 708,522
Black Canyon of the Gunnison   Colorado
38°34′N 107°43′W / 38.57°N 107.72°W / 38.57; -107.72 (Black Canyon of the Gunnison)
October 21, 1999 30,779.83 acres (124.6 km2) 432,818
Bryce Canyon   Utah
37°34′N 112°11′W / 37.57°N 112.18°W / 37.57; -112.18 (Bryce Canyon)
February 25, 1928 35,835.08 acres (145.0 km2) 2,594,904
Canyonlands   Utah
38°12′N 109°56′W / 38.2°N 109.93°W / 38.2; -109.93 (Canyonlands)
September 12, 1964 337,597.83 acres (1,366.2 km2) 733,996
Capitol Reef   Utah
38°12′N 111°10′W / 38.20°N 111.17°W / 38.20; -111.17 (Capitol Reef)
December 18, 1971 241,904.50 acres (979.0 km2) 1,226,519
Carlsbad Caverns *   New Mexico
32°10′N 104°26′W / 32.17°N 104.44°W / 32.17; -104.44 (Carlsbad Caverns)
May 14, 1930 46,766.45 acres (189.3 km2) 440,691
Channel Islands     California
34°01′N 119°25′W / 34.01°N 119.42°W / 34.01; -119.42 (Channel Islands)
March 5, 1980 249,561.00 acres (1,009.9 km2) 409,630
Congaree     South Carolina
33°47′N 80°47′W / 33.78°N 80.78°W / 33.78; -80.78 (Congaree)
November 10, 2003 26,476.47 acres (107.1 km2) 159,445
Crater Lake   Oregon
42°56′N 122°06′W / 42.94°N 122.1°W / 42.94; -122.1 (Crater Lake)
May 22, 1902 183,224.05 acres (741.5 km2) 704,512
Cuyahoga Valley   Ohio
41°14′N 81°33′W / 41.24°N 81.55°W / 41.24; -81.55 (Cuyahoga Valley)
October 11, 2000 32,571.88 acres (131.8 km2) 2,237,997
Death Valley     California, Nevada
36°14′N 116°49′W / 36.24°N 116.82°W / 36.24; -116.82 (Death Valley)
October 31, 1994 3,408,406.73 acres (13,793.3 km2) 1,740,945
Denali     Alaska
63°20′N 150°30′W / 63.33°N 150.50°W / 63.33; -150.50 (Denali)
February 26, 1917 4,740,911.16 acres (19,185.8 km2) 601,152
Dry Tortugas     Florida
24°38′N 82°52′W / 24.63°N 82.87°W / 24.63; -82.87 (Dry Tortugas)
October 26, 1992 64,701.22 acres (261.8 km2) 79,200
Everglades     Florida
25°19′N 80°56′W / 25.32°N 80.93°W / 25.32; -80.93 (Everglades)
May 30, 1934 1,508,938.57 acres (6,106.5 km2) 1,118,300
Gates of the Arctic   Alaska
67°47′N 153°18′W / 67.78°N 153.30°W / 67.78; -153.30 (Gates of the Arctic)
December 2, 1980 7,523,897.45 acres (30,448.1 km2) 10,518
Gateway Arch   Missouri
38°38′N 90°11′W / 38.63°N 90.19°W / 38.63; -90.19 (Gateway Arch)
February 22, 2018[6] 192.83 acres (0.8 km2) 2,055,309
Glacier     Montana
48°48′N 114°00′W / 48.80°N 114.00°W / 48.80; -114.00 (Glacier)
May 11, 1910 1,013,125.99 acres (4,100.0 km2) 3,049,839
Glacier Bay     Alaska
58°30′N 137°00′W / 58.50°N 137.00°W / 58.50; -137.00 (Glacier Bay)
December 2, 1980 3,223,383.43 acres (13,044.6 km2) 672,087
Grand Canyon *   Arizona
36°04′N 112°08′W / 36.06°N 112.14°W / 36.06; -112.14 (Grand Canyon)
February 26, 1919 1,201,647.03 acres (4,862.9 km2) 5,974,411
Grand Teton     Wyoming
43°44′N 110°48′W / 43.73°N 110.80°W / 43.73; -110.80 (Grand Teton)
February 26, 1929 310,044.36 acres (1,254.7 km2) 3,405,614
Great Basin   Nevada
38°59′N 114°18′W / 38.98°N 114.30°W / 38.98; -114.30 (Great Basin)
October 27, 1986 77,180.00 acres (312.3 km2) 131,802
Great Sand Dunes   Colorado
37°44′N 105°31′W / 37.73°N 105.51°W / 37.73; -105.51 (Great Sand Dunes)
September 24, 2004 107,341.87 acres (434.4 km2) 527,546
Great Smoky Mountains     North Carolina, Tennessee
35°41′N 83°32′W / 35.68°N 83.53°W / 35.68; -83.53 (Great Smoky Mountains)
June 15, 1934 522,426.88 acres (2,114.2 km2) 12,547,743
Guadalupe Mountains   Texas
31°55′N 104°52′W / 31.92°N 104.87°W / 31.92; -104.87 (Guadalupe Mountains)
October 15, 1966 86,367.10 acres (349.5 km2) 188,833
Haleakalā     Hawaii
20°43′N 156°10′W / 20.72°N 156.17°W / 20.72; -156.17 (Haleakalā)
July 1, 1961 33,264.62 acres (134.6 km2) 994,394
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes     Hawaii
19°23′N 155°12′W / 19.38°N 155.20°W / 19.38; -155.20 (Hawaiʻi Volcanoes)
August 1, 1916 325,605.28 acres (1,317.7 km2) 1,368,376
Hot Springs   Arkansas
34°31′N 93°03′W / 34.51°N 93.05°W / 34.51; -93.05 (Hot Springs)
March 4, 1921 5,554.15 acres (22.5 km2) 1,467,153
Indiana Dunes   Indiana
41°39′12″N 87°03′09″W / 41.6533°N 87.0524°W / 41.6533; -87.0524 (Indiana Dunes)
February 15, 2019 15,349.08 acres (62.1 km2) 2,134,285
Isle Royale     Michigan
48°06′N 88°33′W / 48.10°N 88.55°W / 48.10; -88.55 (Isle Royale)
April 3, 1940 571,790.30 acres (2,314.0 km2) 26,410
Joshua Tree     California
33°47′N 115°54′W / 33.79°N 115.90°W / 33.79; -115.90 (Joshua Tree)
October 31, 1994 795,155.85 acres (3,217.9 km2) 2,988,547
Katmai   Alaska
58°30′N 155°00′W / 58.50°N 155.00°W / 58.50; -155.00 (Katmai)
December 2, 1980 3,674,529.33 acres (14,870.3 km2) 84,167
Kenai Fjords   Alaska
59°55′N 149°39′W / 59.92°N 149.65°W / 59.92; -149.65 (Kenai Fjords)
December 2, 1980 669,650.05 acres (2,710.0 km2) 356,601
Kings Canyon     California
36°48′N 118°33′W / 36.80°N 118.55°W / 36.80; -118.55 (Kings Canyon)
March 4, 1940 461,901.20 acres (1,869.2 km2) 632,110
Kobuk Valley   Alaska
67°33′N 159°17′W / 67.55°N 159.28°W / 67.55; -159.28 (Kobuk Valley)
December 2, 1980 1,750,716.16 acres (7,084.9 km2) 15,766
Lake Clark   Alaska
60°58′N 153°25′W / 60.97°N 153.42°W / 60.97; -153.42 (Lake Clark)
December 2, 1980 2,619,816.49 acres (10,602.0 km2) 17,157
Lassen Volcanic   California
40°29′N 121°31′W / 40.49°N 121.51°W / 40.49; -121.51 (Lassen Volcanic)
August 9, 1916 106,589.02 acres (431.4 km2) 517,039
Mammoth Cave     Kentucky
37°11′N 86°06′W / 37.18°N 86.10°W / 37.18; -86.10 (Mammoth Cave)
July 1, 1941 54,011.91 acres (218.6 km2) 551,590
Mesa Verde *   Colorado
37°11′N 108°29′W / 37.18°N 108.49°W / 37.18; -108.49 (Mesa Verde)
June 29, 1906 52,485.17 acres (212.4 km2) 556,203
Mount Rainier   Washington
46°51′N 121°45′W / 46.85°N 121.75°W / 46.85; -121.75 (Mount Rainier)
March 2, 1899 236,381.64 acres (956.6 km2) 1,501,621
New River Gorge   West Virginia
38°04′N 81°05′W / 38.07°N 81.08°W / 38.07; -81.08 (New River Gorge)
December 27, 2020 7,021 acres (28.4 km2)
North Cascades   Washington
48°42′N 121°12′W / 48.70°N 121.20°W / 48.70; -121.20 (North Cascades)
October 2, 1968 504,780.94 acres (2,042.8 km2) 38,208
Olympic     Washington
47°58′N 123°30′W / 47.97°N 123.50°W / 47.97; -123.50 (Olympic)
June 29, 1938 922,649.41 acres (3,733.8 km2) 3,245,806
Petrified Forest   Arizona
35°04′N 109°47′W / 35.07°N 109.78°W / 35.07; -109.78 (Petrified Forest)
December 9, 1962 221,390.21 acres (895.9 km2) 643,588
Pinnacles   California
36°29′N 121°10′W / 36.48°N 121.16°W / 36.48; -121.16 (Pinnacles)
January 10, 2013 26,685.73 acres (108.0 km2) 177,224
Redwood *   California
41°18′N 124°00′W / 41.30°N 124.00°W / 41.30; -124.00 (Redwood)
October 2, 1968 138,999.37 acres (562.5 km2) 504,722
Rocky Mountain     Colorado
40°24′N 105°35′W / 40.40°N 105.58°W / 40.40; -105.58 (Rocky Mountain)
January 26, 1915 265,807.25 acres (1,075.7 km2) 4,670,053
Saguaro   Arizona
32°15′N 110°30′W / 32.25°N 110.50°W / 32.25; -110.50 (Saguaro)
October 14, 1994 92,867.42 acres (375.8 km2) 1,020,226
Sequoia     California
36°26′N 118°41′W / 36.43°N 118.68°W / 36.43; -118.68 (Sequoia)
September 25, 1890 404,062.63 acres (1,635.2 km2) 1,246,053
Shenandoah   Virginia
38°32′N 78°21′W / 38.53°N 78.35°W / 38.53; -78.35 (Shenandoah)
December 26, 1935 199,223.77 acres (806.2 km2) 1,425,507
Theodore Roosevelt   North Dakota
46°58′N 103°27′W / 46.97°N 103.45°W / 46.97; -103.45 (Theodore Roosevelt)
November 10, 1978 70,446.89 acres (285.1 km2) 691,658
Virgin Islands   U.S. Virgin Islands
18°20′N 64°44′W / 18.33°N 64.73°W / 18.33; -64.73 (Virgin Islands)
August 2, 1956 15,052.53 acres (60.9 km2) 133,398
Voyageurs   Minnesota
48°30′N 92°53′W / 48.50°N 92.88°W / 48.50; -92.88 (Voyageurs)
April 8, 1975 218,222.35 acres (883.1 km2) 232,974
White Sands   New Mexico
32°47′N 106°10′W / 32.78°N 106.17°W / 32.78; -106.17 (White Sands)
December 20, 2019[7] 146,344.31 acres (592.2 km2) 608,785
Wind Cave   South Dakota
43°34′N 103°29′W / 43.57°N 103.48°W / 43.57; -103.48 (Wind Cave)
January 9, 1903 33,970.84 acres (137.5 km2) 615,350
Wrangell–St. Elias *   Alaska
61°00′N 142°00′W / 61.00°N 142.00°W / 61.00; -142.00 (Wrangell – St. Elias)
December 2, 1980 8,323,146.48 acres (33,682.6 km2) 74,518
Yellowstone     Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
44°36′N 110°30′W / 44.60°N 110.50°W / 44.60; -110.50 (Yellowstone)
March 1, 1872 2,219,790.71 acres (8,983.2 km2) 4,020,288
Yosemite *   California
37°50′N 119°30′W / 37.83°N 119.50°W / 37.83; -119.50 (Yosemite)
October 1, 1890 761,747.50 acres (3,082.7 km2) 4,422,861
Zion   Utah
37°18′N 113°03′W / 37.30°N 113.05°W / 37.30; -113.05 (Zion)
November 19, 1919 147,242.66 acres (595.9 km2) 4,488,268

SourcesEdit

  1. https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/national-park-system.htm
  2. The National Parks: Index 2012–2016 (PDF). Washington, D.C.: National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 13, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  3. "National Park System Areas Listed in Chronological Order of Date Authorized under DOI" (PDF). National Park Service. June 27, 2005. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2010.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. "National Park Service, Land Resources Division, Summary of Acreage" (PDF). nps.gov. National Park Service. December 31, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2021. The areas used here are the Gross Area Acres which are in the final column of the report. The figure for Everglades National Park includes the figure for "Everglades Expansion". National preserves of associated national parks are not included in the acreage figures shown here.
  5. "Annual Park Ranking Report for Recreation Visitors in: 2017". irma.nps.gov. National Park Service. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  6. "President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 1438 into Law". whitehouse.gov. February 22, 2018. Archived from the original on January 20, 2021. Retrieved November 19, 2018 – via National Archives.
  7. "H.R.2500 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020". www.congress.gov. Retrieved December 21, 2019. Subtitle E--White Sands National Park and White Sands Missile Range, SEC. 2851...approximately 2,826 acres of land identified as "To NPS, lands inside current boundary" [plus] approximately 5,766 acres of land identified as "To NPS, new additions" [minus] approximately 3,737 acres of land identified as "To DOA".