List of National Parks By State (USA) & Map of National Parks

list of national parks by state usa
The unmistakable view from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!

If you’re looking for a list of national parks by state, you’ve come to the right place. Below, check out the full list of all 63 U.S. national parks, and a map of where they are located.

This list includes 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 clickable parks map below, and scroll down to see the complete list.

USA National Parks Map

You can see from the clickable map of national parks that most are located in the lower 48 states, but some are in Alaska and Hawaii, and there are a couple of outliers in American territories – one in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and one in American Samoa.

I’m fortunate to have visited 47 out of the 63 national parks, as of 2024. Are you a national park collector too? Read some tips for visiting all the national parks!

Here’s the full list of national parks by state, with links to every article we’ve published about these parks.

List of National Parks By State (USA)

• 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
How to Get to Gates of the Arctic National Park
• Glacier Bay
• Katmai

How to Get to Katmai National Park
The Experience of Seeing Brown Bears at Brooks Falls
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes: The Hidden Highlight of Katmai NP
• Kenai Fjords

Seeing Killer Whales in the Wild? Check.
• Kobuk Valley
Complete Guide to Visiting Alaska’s Remote Kobuk Valley National Park
This Is What It’s Like to Camp in the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes Above the Arctic Circle
• Lake Clark
• Wrangell – St. Elias

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


• 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
What’s the Best Time to Visit Petrified Forest NP?
• Saguaro

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

• Hot Springs


• Channel Islands
15 Awesome Things To Do on Santa Cruz Island in the 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
Joshua Tree Day Trip: A One Day Suggested Itinerary
Hiking to Barker Dam and Wonderland Ranch in Joshua Tree NP
How to Find the Hall of Horrors 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


• 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
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

• 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


• 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

• 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

• Indiana Dunes
Statues, Sand and Studebakers: Ten of the Coolest Places in Indiana

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


• Acadia
Guide to Visiting Thunder Hole at Acadia NP
Road Trip Guide for Driving From Boston Acadia NP

• Isle Royale
The Complete Isle Royale National Park Visitors Guide

• Voyageurs
Complete Guide to Voyageurs National Park

• Gateway Arch National Park
Riding to the Top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis

• 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
25 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone National Park
Where to See Bears and Other Wildlife in Yellowstone
Hiking Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone


• Great Basin
Hiking to Wheeler Peak Glacier in Great Basin NP

• Carlsbad Caverns

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

• 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

• 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


• Crater Lake
Guide to Rim Drive and the Hikes and Activities of Crater Lake

• Congaree

15 Cool Things To Do in Congaree National Park

• Badlands
Stalking Bighorn Sheep in Badlands National Park
• Wind Cave

• Great Smoky Mountains
Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Hikes, Activities, Lodging, and Fun Facts
Visiting the Smoky Mountain Towns of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville
My Smoky Mountain Chimney Tops Trail Hike

• Big Bend

Guide to Visiting Big Bend in Winter
• Guadalupe Mountains
Collection of Guadalupe Mountains National Park Photos


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

The 15 Best Views in Zion National Park
Las Vegas to Zion National Park Road Trip Guide

• Shenandoah

• Mount Rainier
20 Cool Things To Do At Mt. Rainier
Where to Get the Best Views of Mt. Rainier From Seattle
Where to See Wolverines in Mount Rainier National Park
• North Cascades
Six Incredible Washington State Road Trips
• Olympic
Six Incredible Washington State Road Trips

• New River Gorge


• Grand Teton

One Day in Grand Teton National Park: The Ideal Itinerary
• Yellowstone
25 Things You Didn’t Know About Yellowstone National Park
Where to See Bears and Other Wildlife in Yellowstone
Hiking Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone

• American Samoa National Park

• Virgin Islands National Park


That completes the full list of national parks by state. 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 by state, there are a total of 429 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)
Alcatraz Island – part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco)
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (Pennsylvania)
Independence National Historical Park (Pennsylvania)
Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site (Kansas)
Oklahoma City National Memorial (Oklahoma)
Statue of Liberty National Monument (New York)
Cabrillo National Monument (California)
Boston National Historical Park (Massachusetts)
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve (Washington)
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Washington)


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
Guide to All 8 Alaska National Parks
The 15 Least-Visited National Parks in America
The 30 Largest National Parks in the United States
National Parks for Solo Travel: The 15 Best Parks to Visit Alone
The Best National Parks to Visit in February
These Are the 7 National Parks With Sand Dunes

Youtube video by the National Park Service:

National Parks Visited By Quirky Travel Guy in Other Countries

• Chobe

My 39 Most Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Africa

48 Hours in Banff: A Suggested Itinerary
24 Awesome Things To Do in Jasper National Park
Visiting Athabasca Glacier, One of the Jewels of Jasper National Park
Flightseeing in Kluane National Park
• Wapusk
The Cheapest Way to See Polar Bears in Churchill
Waterton Lakes


• Braulio Carrillo
• Corcovado

• Viñales Valley

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

• Isabel de Torres

High-Wire Act: Riding the Teleferico in the Dominican

• Snæfellsjökull & Thingvellir

Cool Things in Iceland: The 30 Most Amazing Things I Saw in the Country


• Lake Malawi

• Los Arcos National Marine Park

Snorkeling at Los Arcos Marine Park in Puerto Vallarta

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


• Coiba

• 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

• Table Mountain

The Penguins of Boulders Beach, South Africa


• Mikumi
• Serengeti

My 39 Most Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Africa

• Lower Zambezi
• Mosi-oa-Tunya


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