List of USA National Parks By State & Archive of National Parks Articles

 

list of usa national parks by state

The unmistakable view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!

 

 

If you’re looking for a list of U.S. national parks by state, you’ve come to the right place. Below, check out the full list of all 63 national parks, including the newbies Gateway Arch, Indiana Dunes, White Sands, and New River Gorge, which officially became national parks in 2018, 2019, 2019, and 2021, respectively. You’ll also find links to every national park article ever published on this site!

The archive includes dozens of articles about the USA national parks, from the snowy glaciers of Alaska’s Denali to the searing heat of California’s Death Valley. Check out the map below, and scroll down to see the complete list.

USA National Parks Map

I’m fortunate to have visited 33 out of the 63 national parks as of 2021. More than half! How many have you been to so far?

List of U.S. National Parks By State

ALASKA (8)
• Denali
The Unforgettable Experience of Flightseeing and Landing on a Glacier
Denali Backcountry Camping: Our Experience as First-Time Visitors
Wildlife Sightings in Denali National Park
• Gates of the Arctic
• Glacier Bay
• Katmai
• Kenai Fjords

Seeing Killer Whales in the Wild? Check.
• Kobuk Valley
• Lake Clark
• Wrangell – St. Elias

Wrangell-St. Elias: My Comically Brief Visit to America’s Largest National Park

ARIZONA (3)
• Grand Canyon
9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Grand Canyon
Hiking Into the Grand Canyon on the North Kaibab Trail
The Wildlife of the Grand Canyon
Photos From the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Return of the California Condor
• Petrified Forest
• Saguaro

Saguaro National Park East: Things To Do on the East Side of the Park

ARKANSAS (1)
• Hot Springs

CALIFORNIA (9)
• Channel Islands
• Death Valley
The Death Valley Ghost Town: My Visit to Rhyolite, Nevada
Five Things to See and Do at Death Valley National Park
A Few Minutes in Death Valley’s Badwater Basin
Camping with Coyotes in Death Valley
• Joshua Tree
Climbing Around at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park
One Day in Joshua Tree: A Suggested Itinerary
Hiking to Barker Dam and Wonderland Ranch in Joshua Tree NP
• Kings Canyon
• Lassen Volcanic
• Pinnacles
• Sequoia
• Redwood
Spy Stations and Elk Herds in Redwood National Park
Quirky Attraction: Redwoods World War II Radar Station
• Yosemite

 

COLORADO (4)
• Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Welcome to America’s Most Underrated National Park: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
How Black Canyon of the Gunnison Was One of My Favorite Hiking Experiences Ever
• Great Sand Dunes
Climbing America’s Tallest Sand Dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park
What is There To Do at Great Sand Dunes National Park?
• Mesa Verde
• Rocky Mountains

Driving Above 12,000 Feet in Rocky Mountain National Park
Where to See Bighorn Sheep in Rocky Mountain National Park
Quirky Attraction: Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Visitor Center in Rocky Mt. National Park

FLORIDA (3)
• Biscayne
Places to Stop on a Miami to Key West Road Trip
• Dry Tortugas

All About Cleatus, the Lone American Crocodile Who Lived at Dry Tortugas for 14 Years
Everything You Need to Know About Camping at Florida’s Remote Dry Tortugas National Park
Delving Into the History of Fort Jefferson
Finding the Best Tropical Snorkeling Adventure in Dry Tortugas
• Everglades
Yes, the Vultures Will Attack Your Car in the Everglades
Where to See Alligators in the Everglades


HAWAII (2)
• Haleakalā
• Hawaii Volcanoes

Sights From a Hawaiian Helicopter Ride Over Active Lava Flows
Hiking the Pu’u Loa Petroglyph Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Coolest Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

IDAHO (1)
• Yellowstone
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone National Park
Where to See Bears and Other Wildlife in Yellowstone
Hiking Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone
Yellowstone Pictures: A Photo Essay

INDIANA (1)
• Indiana Dunes
Statues, Sand and Studebakers: Ten of the Coolest Places in Indiana

KENTUCKY (1)
• Mammoth Cave
The World’s Longest Cave System: Inside the Wild World of Mammoth Cave National Park

MAINE (1)
• Acadia

MICHIGAN (1)
• Isle Royale
The Complete Isle Royale National Park Visitors Guide

MINNESOTA (1)
• Voyageurs
Complete Guide to Voyageurs National Park

MISSOURI (1)
• Gateway Arch National Park
Riding to the Top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis

MONTANA (2)
• Glacier
Returning to Glacier National Park for “Mission: Mountain Goat”
Mile By Mile: Here’s What You’ll See on Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park
Boiled Buffalo Tongue and Backcountry Off-Roading on the Blackfeet Reservation
First impressions of Glacier National Park at Bowman Lake
Photos From a Gorgeous Hike to Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park
• Yellowstone
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone National Park
Where to See Bears and Other Wildlife in Yellowstone
Hiking Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone
Yellowstone Pictures: A Photo Essay

 

NEVADA (1)
• Great Basin

NEW MEXICO (2)
• Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns: A Quirky National Park
• White Sands
White Sands National Park, the Beach Without Water

NORTH CAROLINA (1)
• Great Smoky Mountains
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Passing through the Smoky Mountain towns of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville
On Top of Old Smoky: Remembering My Smoky Mountain Hike

NORTH DAKOTA (1)
• Theodore Roosevelt

The Wildlife of Roosevelt National Park: Wild Horses, Bison, Rattlesnakes, Prairie Dogs

OHIO (1)
• Cuyahoga Valley

Wait, Ohio has a national park? Exploring Cuyahoga

OREGON (1)
• Crater Lake
Guide to Rim Drive and the Hikes and Activities of Crater Lake

SOUTH CAROLINA (1)
• Congaree

SOUTH DAKOTA (2)
• Badlands
Stalking Bighorn Sheep in Badlands National Park
• Wind Cave

TENNESSEE (1)
• Great Smoky Mountains
Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Hikes, Activities, Lodging, and 8 Things You Didn’t Know
Visiting the Smoky Mountain Towns of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville
My Smoky Mountain Chimney Tops Trail Hike

TEXAS (2)
• Big Bend
• Guadalupe Mountains

 

UTAH (5)
• Arches
• Bryce Canyon
• Canyonlands
• Capitol Reef
• Zion

VIRGINIA (1)
• Shenandoah

WASHINGTON (3)
• Mount Rainier
20 Cool Things To Do At Mt. Rainier
Where to Get the Best Views of Mt. Rainier From Seattle
• North Cascades
Four Incredible Washington State Road Trips
• Olympic
Four Incredible Washington State Road Trips

WEST VIRGINIA (1)
• New River Gorge

WYOMING (2)
• Grand Teton

Learning to Appreciate Grand Teton in Retrospect
• Yellowstone
9 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone National Park
Where to See Bears and Other Wildlife in Yellowstone
Hiking Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone
Yellowstone Pictures: A Photo Essay

 

AMERICAN SAMOA (1)
• American Samoa National Park

US VIRGIN ISLANDS (1)
• Virgin Islands National Park

See the National Park Service homepage for more information about each park.

old faithful

Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

 

Other U.S. National Park Units We’ve Covered

In addition to the 63 national parks, there are a total of 423 units in the National Park System. This includes National Monuments, National Preserves, National Historical Parks, and many other types of units.

Here are the QTG articles covering some of these other units:

Pearl Harbor National Memorial (Hawaii)
Mount Rushmore National Memorial (South Dakota)
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park (Georgia)
Washington Monument (Washington DC)
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (Pennsylvania)
Independence National Historical Park (Pennsylvania)
Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site (Kansas)
Statue of Liberty National Monument (New York)
Cabrillo National Monument (California)
Boston National Historical Park (Massachusetts)

Other National Parks Articles On The Site

I’ve written a handful of posts that aren’t specific to just one national park. These links are below.

The Best National Park Webcams
The 15 Least-Visited National Parks in America
The 30 Largest National Parks in the United States
My Favorite Memories From 10 National Parks

Youtube video by the National Park Service:

National Parks Visited By Quirky Travel Guy in Other Countries

BOTSWANA
• Chobe

My 39 Most Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Africa

CANADA
Banff
48 Hours in Banff: A Suggested Itinerary
Jasper
24 Awesome Things To Do in Jasper National Park
Visiting Athabasca Glacier, One of the Jewels of Jasper National Park
Kluane
Flightseeing in Kluane National Park
Yoho
Waterton Lakes

 

CUBA
• Viñales Valley

Cave Bars, Scenic Valleys, and Colorful Houses: 7 Reasons to Visit Viñales, Cuba

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
• Isabel de Torres

High-Wire Act: Riding the Teleferico in the Dominican

ICELAND
• Snæfellsjökull & Thingvellir

The 30 Most Amazing Things I Saw in Iceland

 

MALAWI
• Lake Malawi

MEXICO
Huatulco
• Los Arcos National Marine Park

Snorkeling at Los Arcos Marine Park in Puerto Vallarta
Tulum
Memories From a Week-Long All-Inclusive Vacation in Cancun

NAMIBIA
• Dorob
Things To Do in Swakopmund, Namibia
• Etosha
My 39 Most Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Africa
Namib-Naukluft
Tips for Climbing Namibia’s Dune 45 Before Sunrise

 

PHILIPPINES
• Luneta

Inside Fort Santiago in Manila’s ‘Walled City’ of Intramuros
• Paoay Lake
President Ferdinand Marcos lives on at the Philippine Marcos Museum and Malacañang of the North

SOUTH AFRICA
• Table Mountain

The Penguins of Boulders Beach, South Africa

TANZANIA
• Mikumi
• Serengeti

My 39 Most Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Africa

ZAMBIA
• Lower Zambezi
• Mosi-oa-Tunya

 

ZIMBABWE
Matopos (Matobo)
Rhino Walk in Zimbabwe: Getting Up Close With The Majestic Beasts in Matopos National Park
• Victoria Falls
Adrenaline Overload: What It’s Like To Do the Victoria Falls Gorge Swing
• Zambezi