List of national parks in the United States

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National parks are protected by the government for conservation. Learn where all of the national parks in the U.S. are located.

Geyser and mountains at Yellowstone National Park.

Complete list of national parks in the U.S.

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) was created in 1916 to preserve the natural beauty of different locations. Although the NPS was created in 1916, the first national park dates back to 1872.

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On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, making it the first national park.

From the famous Yellowstone National Park to Gateway Arch National Park, there are 63 national parks across the nation.

The following are all of the national parks in the United States, and where it’s located:

Acadia National Park, Maine.

American Samoa National Park, American Samoa.

Arches National Park, Utah.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Big Bend National Park, Texas.

Biscayne National Park, Florida.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico.

Channel Islands National Park, California.

Congaree National Park, South Carolina.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio.

Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada.

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida.

Everglades National Park, Florida.

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri.

Glacier National Park, Montana.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Great Basin National Park, Nevada.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas.

Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii.

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana.

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan.

Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Kings Canyon National Park, California.

Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska.

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.

New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia.

North Cascades National Park, Washington.

Olympic National Park, Washington.

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.

Pinnacles National Park, California.

Redwood National and State Parks, California.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Saguaro National Park, Arizona.

Sequoia National Park, California.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

Virgin Islands National Park, United States Virgin Islands.

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.

White Sands National Park, New Mexico.

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

Wrangell – St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Yosemite National Park, California.

Zion National Park, Utah.

Conclusion

National parks preserve wildlife and nature, leaving them untouched. There are 63 national parks that you can visit. Each one is astonishing in its own way. Learn about the history and admire the beauty.

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About the author: David Em is the founder of Nola & Luna Travel, the destination for travel advice and inspiration. He launched Nola & Luna Travel to share expert advice, useful tips, unbiased reviews, and inspiration about destinations across the globe.

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