National Park of American Samoa

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Territory of American Samoa in the United States. Park Tally: 59/59 (our final park!) Orientation: The National Park of American Samoa is located in the Pacific Ocean, 2,600 miles southwest of Hawai’i. It is one of the most remote national park’s in the ...
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Haleakalā National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Hawaii Park Tally: 58/59 Orientation: Haleakalā National Park is located on Maui, in the Islands of Hawai’i. The park is best known for its dramatic views, unique ecosystems and volcanic history. Haleakalā has three main sections – the Summit, Kīpahulu and ...
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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Hawaii Park Tally: 57/59 Orientation: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is located on the southern part of the Big Island, in the Islands of Hawai’i. The park is a known for its geothermal activity, volcanic history, rare wildlife and unique ecosystems. Though ...
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Pinnacles National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 56/59 Orientation: Having only been established in 2013, Pinnacles is America’s youngest national park. It was recognized that the unique landscapes and ecosystems that made up Pinnacles needed to be protected for generations to come. ...
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Channel Islands National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 55/59 Orientation: Channel Islands National Park is located in southern California, approximately 25 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara. The national park is made up of five islands, all beautiful and unique in their own way. The five
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Joshua Tree National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 54/59 Orientation: Located in southeast California, Joshua Tree is a relatively small yet popular national park. Despite drawing crowds for its beauty, Joshua Tree’s popularity is presumably influenced by the park’s close proximity to ...
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Grand Canyon National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Arizona Park Tally: 53/59 Orientation: Grand Canyon National Park is world famous for its dramatic landscapes and sheer beauty. Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon has numerous options for sight-seeing and adventure. The most popular sections of the
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Great Basin National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Nevada Park Tally: 52/59 Orientation: Great Basin is one of the least known and most secluded national parks in the country. Located in east-central Nevada, visitors must travel along ‘the loneliest road in America’ (Highway 50) to access Great Basin National
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Death Valley National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 51/59 Orientation: Located in the Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest, and lowest region in the United States. Visitors are mesmerized by otherworldly landscapes of sand dunes, salt flats, badlands, ...
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Sequoia National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 50/59 Orientation: Sequoia National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada and can be accessed via a 3.5-hour drive from Los Angeles or a 4-hour drive from San Francisco. Sequoia is an accessible park with a wide-range of things ...
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Kings Canyon National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 49/59 Orientation: Kings Canyon National Park is comprised of towering 14,000-foot mountain peaks, lush meadows, swift-flowing rivers, and some of the world’s largest giant sequoia trees. As John Muir said, Kings Canyon is “a rival to ...
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Yosemite National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 48/59 Orientation: Yosemite National Park truly is among the most beautiful places on the planet. Over 5,000,000 visitors flock to the park each year to witness Yosemite’s grandeur, with the majority landing in the Valley. The Yosemite ...
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 47/59 Orientation: Lassen Volcanic National Park is a nature lovers dream – geothermal hot spots, colorful mountain vistas, forests of conifer trees, and an abundance of wildlife. As the park name suggests, Lassen has a volcanic ...
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Redwood National & State Parks

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: California Park Tally: 46/59 Orientation: Three Redwood State Parks – Jedediah Smith, Del Norte Coast, and Prairie Creek – plus Redwood National Park make up a unique visitor attraction along the California coast: Redwood National and State Parks. These parks
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Crater Lake National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Oregon Park Tally: 45/59 Orientation: A visitors first view of Crater Lake is unforgettable. This gem of the Cascades is set within a dormant volcano called Mount Mazama. Once standing at 12,000 feet tall, Mount Mazama erupted and collapsed in 5700 B.C., ...
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Olympic National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Washington Park Tally: 44/59 Orientation: Olympic National Park has it all – beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. Located in the northwestern corner of Washington State, the Olympic Peninsula is only a 3 drive from Seattle and can ...
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North Cascades National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Washington Park Tally: 43/59 Orientation: North Cascades National Park is located just 3 hours from Seattle, though it remains one of the least visited national parks in the country. We feel that North Cascades deserves a lot more love given its breathtaking ...
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Mount Rainier National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Washington Park Tally: 42/59 Orientation: Mount Rainier is located southeast of Seattle and on a clear day can be seen rising high in the distance from hundreds of miles away. Mount Rainier National Park is one of those special places that captivates anyone ...
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Southeast Alaska Park Tally: 41/59 Orientation: The National Park Service describes the beauty and rareness of Glacier Bay perfectly in this narrative: “Glacier Bay is a homeland, a living laboratory, a national park, a designated wilderness, a biosphere ...
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Denali National Park & Preserve

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Alaska Park Tally: 40/59 Orientation: Denali (formally Mt. McKinley) National Park and Preserve is world famous for its natural beauty, sheer size and plentiful wildlife. The park can be accessed by driving or traveling via train north from Anchorage ...
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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Northern Alaska Park Tally: 39/59 Orientation: Gates of the Arctic National Park is just like it sounds – a slice of natural beauty within the parameter of the Arctic Circle. Gates of the Arctic is wild, rugged, jaw-dropping and almost untouched. Similar to ...
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Kobuk Valley National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Northwest Alaska Park Tally: 38/59 Orientation: Kobuk Valley is one of the most remote national parks in the country. Located in the Arctic Circle of northwest Alaska, Kobuk Valley is only accessible by plane or boat in the summer, and by snowmobile in the ...
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Kenai Fjords National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Southcentral Alaska Park Tally: 37/59 Orientation: Kenai Fjords National Park is located in southcentral Alaska, on the edge of the North Pacific Ocean and nearby the quaint town of Seward. The entrance to this glacial wonderland can be accessed via a ...
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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Southeastern Alaska Park Tally: 36/59 Orientation: Located on the border of Canada, Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is a wild and isolated place. It is the largest national park in the country (13 million+ acres) and the world’s largest
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Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Alaska Park Tally: 35/59 Orientation: Lake Clark has been one of our most loved national parks, mostly for its beauty, wildlife, history and wonderful people. Located only 100 miles southwest of Anchorage (by plane), Lake Clark is home to some of Alaska’s ...
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Katmai National Park & Preserve

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Alaska Park Tally: 34/59 Orientation: Katmai National Park and Preserve is located in a remote region of southern Alaska. The area is best known for its volcanic activity and North America’s largest population of protected brown bears. The park is accessible ...
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Glacier National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Montana Park Tally: 33/59 Orientation:  Glacier National Park is simply one of the most beautiful places on earth. Popular for its turquoise lakes, majestic mountains and abundant wildlife, Glacier is a gem of the National Park System. The park can be ...
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Yellowstone National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Wyoming, with a slight overlap into Montana. Park Tally: 32/59 Orientation: Yellowstone is a world renowned park, celebrated for its scenic views, abundant wildlife, hydrothermal features and opportunities for adventure. The park has five entrances, allowing ...
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Grand Teton National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Wyoming Park Tally: 31/59 Orientation: Grand Teton National Park is located just minutes outside of Jackson at the southern end, and stretches 45-miles north to the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, connecting it to Yellowstone National Park. There ...

Wind Cave National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: South Dakota Park Tally: 30/59 Orientation: Wind Cave National Park is located 18-miles south of Custer in South Dakota. It is an extremely unique place, as it encompasses one of the last remaining mixed-grass prairies in the United States, and one of the ...

Badlands National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: South Dakota Park Tally: 29/59 Orientation: Visitors are lured to Badlands National Park by the magnificent rock formations, countless photographic opportunities and the chance to explore ancient natural history. The park is split into three units – North ...
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: North Dakota Park Tally: 28/59 Orientation: Theodore Roosevelt National Park is made up of three distinct units. The South and North Units are the largest and have the most options for exploring. Elkhorn Ranch is the smallest unit and is located mid-way ...
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Voyageurs National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Minnesota Park Tally: 27/59 Orientation: Voyageurs is a water-based park on the border of Minnesota, United States and Ontario, Canada. The park is situated within the Rainy Lake Basin, with 30% of the basin lying within Minnesota, and 70% lying within ...
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Isle Royale National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Michigan Park Tally: 26/59 Orientation: Isle Royale National Park is one of the least visited national parks in the United States but statistically the most revisited. Located on a secluded island in the middle of Lake Superior, Isle Royale is a wildly ...
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Ohio Park Tally: 25/59 Orientation: Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio. Cuyahoga Valley is a lush and hilly slice of nature nestled between suburbia, bustling roads and freeways. The park is known for its ...
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Acadia National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Maine Park Tally: 24/59 Orientation: Acadia National Park is located off the Atlantic coast in the state of Maine. The park occupies the majority of Mount Desert Island and some accompanying smaller islands. The region is often broken down into 6 areas – ...
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Shenandoah National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestSHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Location: Virginia Park Tally: 23/59 Orientation: Nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park is bursting with recreational opportunities. The park is long and narrow, with the famed Skyline Drive running the entire ...
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Congaree National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestCONGAREE NATIONAL PARK Location: South Carolina Park Tally: 22/59 Orientation: Congaree National Park can be accessed via a 20-mile drive southeast of Columbia and is open year-round. It was previously known as ‘Congaree Swamp National Monument’ prior to becoming a ...
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Biscayne National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestBISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK Location: Florida Park Tally: 21/59 Orientation: Located on the southeast edge of the Florida peninsula, Biscayne National Park is a water lover’s dream. The park consists 173,000 acres of land, with 95% of that being underwater and including ...
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Virgin Islands National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: United States Virgin Islands (U.S. territory) Park Tally: 20/59 Orientation: Virgin Islands National Park is a tropical gem found tucked away in the Caribbean. A short flight from Miami to St. Thomas will bring you to the beautiful United States Virgin ...
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Dry Tortugas National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Florida Park Tally: 19/59 Orientation: Dry Tortugas is incredibly unique and not what people usually think of when considering America’s national parks. Located 70 miles off the coast of Key West, Florida, the park is a water lover’s oasis. Dry Tortugas is ...
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Everglades National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Florida Park Tally: 18/59 Orientation:  Everglades National Park is located in south-west Florida, around one hour from Miami. The park has a wide range of land to explore (1.5 million acres!) and two main sections that visitors flock to. Shark Valley, a ...
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Tennessee & North Carolina Park Tally: 17/59 Orientation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located within the Blue Ridge Mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. These famous mountains and associated scenic parkway are a part of ...
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Mammoth Cave National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Kentucky Park Tally: 16/59 Orientation: Mammoth Cave National Park is home to the world’s largest cave system. With a vast 400+ mile labyrinth of subterranean caverns, the park is a unique and popular place to explore. Often going unnoticed to visitors, ...
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Hot Springs National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Arkansas Park Tally: 15/59 Orientation: Hot Springs is not your typical national park. Located within a vibrant township, Hot Springs is famous for its therapeutic waters, historic bathhouses, restaurants, bars and hotels. The park also offers nature lovers a
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Big Bend National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Texas Park Tally: 14/59 Orientation: Big Bend National Park is located in southern Texas, with the park’s infamous Rio Grande river providing a natural boundary between the United States and Mexico. The two nations meet in a setting of wild mountains, desert ...

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Texas Park Tally: 13/59 Orientation: Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located in West Texas, 35 miles from Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the New Mexico state line. The park contains the highest part of the 40-mile-long Guadalupe Mountain range, ...
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: New Mexico Park Tally: 12/59 Orientation: Carlsbad Caverns is situated in the New Mexico side of the Guadalupe Mountain Range of the Chihuahuan Desert. Guadalupe Mountains National Park can be found only 35 miles away across the Texas state line. The magical ...

Saguaro National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Arizona Park Tally: 11/59 Orientation: Saguaro National Park consists of two sections found east and west of Tucson. Saguaro East-Rincon Mountain District possesses beautiful saguaro forests and sits at the base of the Rincon Mountains. Saguaro West-Tucson ...

Petrified Forest National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Arizona Park Tally: 10/59 Orientation: Petrified Forest National Park is located in northeastern Arizona, about 50 miles from the New Mexico border.  The park has two gateways – the north entrance off I-40 where the Painted Desert Visitor Center is situated, ...
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Colorado Park Tally: 8/59 Orientation: Rocky Mountain National Park is beautifully diverse and has something for everyone to enjoy. Despite the harsh Colorado winters, the park is open during all seasons and has a wide range of activities. Having lived in ...

Mesa Verde National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation: Colorado Park tally: 6/59 Orientation: Mesa Verde National Park is a place of cultural heritage in Colorado’s Southwest. The area boasts nearly 5,000 archeological sites and 600 cliff dwellings, built by the ancestral Puebloan people between 550-1300 A.D. ...
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Arches National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation – Utah Park Tally – 5/59 Orientation – Located just 5-miles north of Moab, Arches National Park is relatively small, accessible and family-friendly. Arches is also conveniently located near Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State ...

Canyonlands National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation – Utah Park tally – 4/59 Orientation – Canyonlands National Park has three main sections – Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. The most popular area of the park, and the easiest to access, is the Island in the Sky section, being ...

Capital Reef National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation – Utah Park tally – 3/59 Orientation – Capitol Reef National Park is long and narrow, running vertically north-to-south. The main section of the park is the Fruita Historic District and nearby Scenic Drive. Most iconic view – Capitol ...

Bryce Canyon National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation – Utah Park tally – 2/59 Orientation – Most of Bryce Canyon National Park is accessible from one main road, starting at the park entrance near Bryce Canyon City and ending at Rainbow Point. The most visited area of the park is the section ...

Zion National Park

Facebook Twitter PinterestLocation – Southwestern Utah Park tally – 1/59 Orientation – There is no disputing that Zion is one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country. The most popular section of the park is Zion Canyon, where you will find the majority of visitors.