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National Parks

Areas of land set aside by Congress because of unique physical and/or cultural value to the nation. Laws prohibit land development and protect wildlife within the borders of these parks.


Acadia National Park

Hancock County, Maine
The park was named in Honor of Ari & Jerry Acadia, who were good friends of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Rockefeller developed a network of carriage trails in the park.


Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Dillon, Montana, 59725
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the largest of the National Forests in Montana. Covering 3.36 million acres (13,600 km2), the forest is broken into nine separate sections and stretches across eight counties.


Everglades National Park

The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.


Glacier National Park

Flathead, Montana
To commemorate the long history of peace and friendship between the United States and Canada, the two nations have combined Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park and created the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park.


Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon was created by the Colorado River cutting a channel into the surrounding plateau over a period of about 6 million years.


Grand Teton National Park

Teton County, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range.


Great Basin National Park

White Pine County, Nevada
Great Basin National Park derives its name from the Great Basin, the dry and mountainous region between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch Mountains. The park is notable for its groves of ancient bristlecone pines and for the Lehman Caves.


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii County, Hawaii, 96718
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, is a United States National Park on the island of Hawaii. It encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive subaerial


Hot Springs National Park

Garland County, Arkansas
This park is by far the smallest national park by area in the United States. The hot springs flow from the western slope of Hot Springs Mountain, part of the Ouachita Mountain range.


Mammoth Cave National Park

Edmonson County, Kentucky, 42259
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world.


Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest features one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The park covers 218,533 acres (341.5 sq mi / 885 km2).


Redwood National and State Parks

With an area of 112,512 acres (45,500 ha), the parks protect 45% of the remaining groves of coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) trees, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth.


Rocky Mountain National Park

The bill that established the area as Rocky Mountain National Park passed Congress and was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on January 26, 1915. A formal dedication ceremony was held on September 4, 1915.


Saguaro National Park

The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933 and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994. The total area of Saguaro National Park in 2002 was 143 square miles (370 km2) of which 111 square miles.


Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California, in the United States. It was established on September 25, 1890. The park spans 404,064 acres (631.35 sq mi; 163,518.90 ha; 1,635.19 km2).


Yellowstone National Park

Set aside as a national park on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone was the first National Park and is known for its wildlife and geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular areas in the park.


Yosemite National Park

California, 95389
Yosemite National Park is a national park spanning portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in Northern California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres.

Top 10 Most Popular National Parks Landmarks

  1. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
  2. Everglades National Park
  3. Glacier National Park
  4. Grand Canyon National Park
  5. Acadia National Park
  6. Redwood National and State Parks
  7. Rocky Mountain National Park
  8. Hot Springs National Park
  9. Mammoth Cave National Park
  10. Petrified Forest National Park