US national parks list

Swipe to see the contents page United States National Parks in an interactive map There are 63 national parks in the United States, all of which are managed by the National Park Service under the umbrella of the Department of the Interior. National parks are protected

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There are 63 national parks in the United States, all of which are managed by the National Park Service under the umbrella of the Department of the Interior. National parks are protected areas that have been identified as being of exceptional natural or cultural significance. The mission of the National Park Service is the same across all of its units by law; however, national parks are larger and more of a destination than other units, and activities like hunting and extractive industries are prohibited. Alternatively, national monuments are often safeguarded due to their historical or archaeological significance. The following statistics do not account for the combined areas of eight national parks (six in Alaska) that are also paired with a national preserve but are administered as two separate units due to their different protection levels. Although the 424 individual parks that make up the National Park System are often simply referred to as "national parks," they actually go by a variety of other names. [3]

In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill creating Yellowstone National Park. In 1875, he established Mackinac National Park, which was decommissioned in 1895. In 1890, he established Rock Creek Park, which was later merged into National Capital Parks, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park. Aiming "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such a manner and with such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations," the Organic Act of 1916 established the National Park Service. "[4] Many current national parks had been previously protected as national monuments by the president under the Antiquities Act or as other designations created by Congress before being redesignated by Congress; the newest national park is New River Gorge, previously a National River, and the most recent entirely new park is National Park of American Samoa A small number of parks that were formerly recognized as national parks no longer carry that designation or have been dissolved. Eight parks are included in both the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) and Biosphere Reserves (BR) programs, while 14 parks are included in only the WHS program and 21 parks are included in both programs.

National parks can be found in all 50 states, plus American Samoa and the Virgin Islands. Nine national parks can be found in California, followed by eight in Alaska, five in Utah, and four in Colorado. Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska is the largest national park, covering over 8 million acres (32,375 km2), which is more land area than the nine smallest states combined. Alaska is home to the next three largest national parks. In terms of size, Missouri's 91-acre (0. 37 km2) Nearly half of all land in the world is preserved within one of the 52 national parks. 2,080,000 hectares (211,000 square kilometers), with an average of 829,250 hectares (3,350 square kilometers) and a median of just 208,250 hectares (840 square kilometers) [7]

In 2017, the national parks welcomed a record-breaking 84 million visitors; in 2018, that number grew to a whopping 0 It's up by 1 percent. Over 14 million people visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee in 2021 [8][9]. Whereas, in 2021, only about 7,000 people visited Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve due to its isolation, [11] [11]

Protected areas [ edit ]

* World Heritage Sites (WHS) are denoted in green.
Areas shaded blue are those designated as Biosphere Reserves (BR) by UNESCO.
Parks included in both UNESCO programs are indicated by the purple shading.

Lists of Parks by Country or Territory [ edit ]

This table details the 30 states and 2 territories that are home to national parks. State or territorial parks that are operated exclusively by one jurisdiction are called "exclusive parks." "Shared parks" are those that are used by residents of more than one state.

Italics indicate territories.

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ National Park Service of the United States March 15, 2018
  2. ^ Andrea Sachs (2016-08-24). When asked, "What qualifies as a national park by the National Park Service?" A Piece From The Washington Post
  3. ^ Lower, Roco (October 17, 2016)" The number of national parks is a frequently asked question. nationalparks org The National Park Service Date of original publication: February 22, 2017 Retrieved Dated February 24th, 2019 2017 U.S. national parks number 417 in the National Park System. Fifty-nine locations within the system have the words "National Park" somewhere in their official name.
  4. ^ "A Concise Summary of the NPS Organic Act" nature nps gov Department of National Parks Sunday, January 17, 2007 Saved in its original form on February 6, 2017 Retrieved 26 February 2017
  5. ^ United States of America World Heritage Sites whc unesco org The Headquarters of UNESCO's World Heritage Program Originally published on February 25, 2017 Retrieved Day of the Moon (February 25) 2017
  6. ^ a b UNESCO » Biosphere Reserves » U.S.A. unesco org UNESCO During the month of November in 2015 You can read the original version from February 22, 2017 by clicking here. Retrieved Saturday, 22nd of February 2017
  7. ^ a b Bibliography of the National Parks, 2012–2016 (PDF) District of Columbia C NPS - The National Park Service Archived (PDF) first published November 13th, 2018 Retrieved Saturday, November 19 2018
  8. ^ annual park visitors broken down by category in 2017 Irma NPS gov Retrieved March 1, 2018
  9. ^ According to the 2018 "National Park Service Statistical Abstract" Conservation and Recreational Lands Administration of the National Park Service Saturday, December 2019 Retrieved Dated January 15th, 2019: 2020
  10. ^ From the U.S. National Park Service's Office of Communications: "National Parks Welcomed 237 Million Visitors in 2020." www nps gov Retrieved 26 February 2021
  11. ^ a b c According to the "2021 Annual Park Ranking Report for Recreation Visits," parks across the country will see an increase in visitors that year. irma nps gov Retrieved March 1, 2022
  12. ^ Areas of the National Park Service and Their Approval Dates by the Department of the Interior (PDF) Agency for National Parks June 27, 2005 To be found at the original location on March11, 2012 Retrieved 18 January 2010 Website citation style: CS1 maint: broken link
  13. ^ Acreage reports from the National Park Service. nps gov The National Parks Service December 31st, 2021 Retrieved On the 28th of February, 2022 Indication of land area for the year ending December 31, 2021 Acreage was taken from the "Gross Area Acres" column on the left side of the "Listing of Acreage" page.
  14. ^ The Acadia National Park Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  15. ^ Places to Visit in Acadia National Park Service National Parks Retrieved January 28th, 2014
  16. ^ As the park's name suggests, "National Park of American Samoa"1 Services of the National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  17. ^ National Park Service's Arches Unit Presents: Agency for National Parks Retrieved Dated: 25 FEBRUARY 2017
  18. ^ A National Park Known for Its Amazing Rock Formations Called the "Arches" Agency for National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  19. ^ Fossils in Badlands National Park. Administration of National Parks Retrieved Sunday, February 25th, 2019 2017
  20. ^ A National Park Called "Badlands" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  21. ^ A reference to "Big Bend National Park"1 Department of National Parks Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  22. ^ "The Big Bend National Park and Biosphere Reserve" unesco org UNESCO This version was archived on February 24, 2017, from the original Retrieved The 24th of February 2017
  23. ^ Biscayne National Park is the name of the park. Service National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  24. ^ "National Park at Black Canyon of the Gunnison" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  25. ^ To wit: "Bryce Canyon" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  26. ^ The National Park of Canyonlands Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  27. ^ National Park Service's Capital Reef Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  28. ^ The "National Park" is called "Carlsbad Caverns." NPs: The National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  29. ^ Carlsbad Caverns National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO You can read the original version from February 24, 2017 by clicking here. Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  30. ^ A National Park on the Channel Islands. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  31. ^ The "Channel Islands Biosphere Reserve"1 unesco org UNESCO The original version was published on February 24, 2017. Retrieved Day of the Moon (February 24) 2017
  32. ^ This park is called "Congaree National Park." Service National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  33. ^ Biosphere Reserve of the South Atlantic Coastal Plain unesco org UNESCO This version was archived on February 24, 2017, from the original Retrieved Tuesday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  34. ^ "National Park of Crater Lake" To maintain national parks, the National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  35. ^ To protect the natural beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley, a national park was established. Services of the National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  36. ^ The "Scenic Railroad through Cuyahoga Valley National Park" Department of National Parks Retrieved In reference to the date of November 4th, 2012
  37. ^ Badwater Basin Is an Absolute Must-See." Protected Areas Administration, National Park Service Retrieved March 4, 2018
  38. ^ This is Death Valley National Park. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  39. ^ a b Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. unesco org UNESCO This version was archived on February 24, 2017, from the original Retrieved When the 24th of February rolls around, 2017
  40. ^ We're in "Denali National Park," which is a national park in Alaska. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  41. ^ Denali National Park and Biosphere Reserve. unesco org UNESCO This version was archived from the original on February 24, 2017. Retrieved Dated February 24th, 2019 2017
  42. ^ Specifically, "National Park of the Dry Tortugas" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  43. ^ a b A Biosphere Reserve Comprised of the Everglades and the Dry Tortugas unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved Wednesday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  44. ^ National Park of the Everglades Bureau of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  45. ^ Everglades National Park has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  46. ^ There is a national park at the Arctic's doorstep, and its name means "Gates of the Arctic." Agency for National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  47. ^ S. 1438 is now law thanks to President Trump's signature. whitehouse.gov On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 This version was archived from the original on January 20, 2021. Retrieved November 19 2018 Archives of National History
  48. ^ "National Park of the Gateway Arch" Department of National Parks Retrieved On the 23rd of February, 2019. 2018
  49. ^ National Park of Glaciers Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  50. ^ Known as the "Glacier National Park - Fossils," Department of National Parks Retrieved 25 February 2017
  51. ^ The Waterton Glacier International Peace Park is included on the World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  52. ^ Glacier National Park and Biosphere Reserve unesco org UNESCO Since its original posting on February 24, 2017, Retrieved Sunday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  53. ^ National Park Service's Glacier Bay Agency for National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  54. ^ a b Kluane, Wrangell-St. Elias, Glacier Bay, and Tatshenshini-Alsek Have Been Added to the World Heritage List unesco org UNESCO This version was archived on February 24, 2017, from the original Retrieved The 24th of February is the day when: 2017
  55. ^ It's called the "Glacier Bay and Admiralty Island Biosphere Reserve." unesco org UNESCO The original version was published on February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  56. ^ "The National Park at Grand Canyon" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  57. ^ The Grand Canyon National Park is included on the list of World Heritage Sites. unesco org UNESCO This version was archived on February 24, 2017, from the original Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  58. ^ National Park of the Grand Tetons Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  59. ^ A National Park in the Great Basin U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  60. ^ Great Sand Dunes National Park. Service National Parcs Retrieved March 23, 2010
  61. ^ Park in the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation and Recreational Lands Administration of the National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  62. ^ Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO It was originally posted on February 24, 2017 and has since been archived. Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  63. ^ A Biosphere Reserve in the Southern Appalachians. unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved When the 24th of February rolls around, 2017
  64. ^ To protect the natural beauty of the Guadalupe Mountains, a national park was established. Administration of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  65. ^ It's called Haleakala National Park on Hawaii. Services of the National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  66. ^ a b Biosphere Reserve of the Hawaiian Islands. unesco org UNESCO Originally published on February 24, 2017 Retrieved Accessed 24 February 2017
  67. ^ The National Park of Hawaii's Volcanoes. Services of the National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  68. ^ The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO Date of original upload: February 24, 2017 Retrieved Day of the Moon (February 24) 2017
  69. ^ It's called "Hot Springs National Park"1 for a reason. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  70. ^ According to the headline: "President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 1438" archive.gov | via White House
  71. ^ The National Park Service calls this area "Indiana Dunes." Department of National Parks Retrieved Sunday, February 16th, 2019 2019
  72. ^ Isle Royale National Park is a national park on the island of Isle Royale. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  73. ^ National Park and Biosphere Reserve on the Isle of Royale unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  74. ^ National Park Service's Joshua Tree NPs: The National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  75. ^ National Park of Katmai Bureau of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  76. ^ "National Park of the Kenai Peninsula" The National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  77. ^ It's called "Kings Canyon National Park"1 for short. Service National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  78. ^ National Park Known as Kings Canyon Administration of National Parks Retrieved July 13, 2018
  79. ^ Complete General Management Plan and Comprehensive River Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks U S Department of National Parks 2006 p  35 Retrieved July 13, 2018
  80. ^ Research by Lary M. Dilsaver William C. Tweed; (1990) "The General Grant and Sequoia Expansion" The Great Trees Present a Challenge U S Department of National Parks Retrieved July 13, 2018
  81. ^ a b "The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and Biosphere Reserve" unesco org UNESCO Published previously (archived) on February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  82. ^ The National Park of the Kobuk Valley. United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  83. ^ The "Lake Clark National Park"1 Bureau of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  84. ^ The "Lassen Volcanic National Park"1 Services of the National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  85. ^ Known as "Mammoth Cave," this park is a must-see. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  86. ^ Mammoth Cave National Park is included on the World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO To be found at the original URL on February 24, 2017 Retrieved Tuesday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  87. ^ "Mammoth Cave National Park and Biosphere Reserve" unesco org UNESCO The original version was published on February 24, 2017. Retrieved Saturday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  88. ^ Park of Mesa Verde, in Arizona Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  89. ^ The Mesa Verde National Park has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved Thursday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  90. ^ Title: "Mount Rainier National Park - FAQ" The National Park Service Retrieved Wednesday, February 28th, 2019 2017 To cite this webpage: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  91. ^ National Park of Mount Rainier Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  92. ^ One of West Virginia's best-kept secrets is the New River Gorge National River Park. To the Washington Post Retrieved August 10, 2022
  93. ^ Title: "New River Gorge National Park and Preserve"1 Department of National Parks Retrieved Last updated: December 27, 2020
  94. ^ Graham Averill (2020-12-22). A New National Park Dedicated to the New River Gorge in West Virginia. In the Open Web Retrieved Tuesday, December 28. 2020
  95. ^ North Cascades National Park Service National Parcs Retrieved March 23, 2010
  96. ^ "Weather and Climate in Olympic National Park" (PDF) U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service Retrieved When February 28th rolls around, 2017
  97. ^ In honor of the Olympic Games, this park is called Olympic National Park. Agency for National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  98. ^ Olympic National Park is a World Heritage Site. unesco org UNESCO Updated version available online as of February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  99. ^ National Park and Biosphere Reserve in the Olympic Mountains unesco org UNESCO To be found at the original URL on February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  100. ^ "National Park of the Petrified Forest" United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  101. ^ "National Park of the Pinnacles" Bureau of National Parks Today is Monday, January 14th, 2013 Retrieved Today is January 12th, 2019. 2013
  102. ^ National Park of Redwoods Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  103. ^ All of the Redwood National and State Parks are on the World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO On February 24, 2017, we archived the original version of this article. Retrieved Tuesday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  104. ^ This is a picture of Rocky Mountain National Park. Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  105. ^ It's the "Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve and National Park." unesco org UNESCO This version was archived from the previous one on February 24, 2017. Retrieved Tuesday, February 24th, 2019 2017
  106. ^ The Saguaro Cactus and Pinyon Pines National Conservation Area United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  107. ^ The Giant Sequoia Trees of the Sequoia National Forest Conservation and Recreational Lands Administration of the National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  108. ^ Park of the Shenandoah Valley Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  109. ^ A National Park named after Theodore Roosevelt. Parks Canada Retrieved March 23, 2010
  110. ^ "National Park of the Virgin Islands" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  111. ^ National Park of the Voyageurs Government Parks and Recreation Administration Retrieved March 23, 2010
  112. ^ It is officially titled "H.R.2500 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020." www congress gov Retrieved December 21 2019 E. Sections of White Sands National Monument and White Sands Missile Range 2851 Lands designated as "To NPS, lands inside current boundary" total roughly 2,826 acres; "To NPS, new additions" add another roughly 5,766 acres; and "To DOA" remove roughly 3,737 acres.
  113. ^ The National Park of White Sands Service National Parks Monday, December 26th, 2019 Retrieved December 27 2019
  114. ^ "National Park of Wind Cave" Department of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  115. ^ Wind Cave in Its Formative Years Department of National Parks Retrieved Sunday, 28 February 2017
  116. ^ The National Park Service calls it "Wrangell-St. Administration of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  117. ^ Yellowstone National Park Administration of National Parks Retrieved March 23, 2010
  118. ^ World Heritage Site: Yellowstone National Park unesco org UNESCO Date of original publication: February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  119. ^ Title: "Yellowstone National Park and Biosphere Reserve" unesco org UNESCO The original version was published on February 24, 2017. Retrieved Dated February 24th, 2019 2017
  120. ^ The Yosemite National Park is referred to as simply "Yosemite." Conservation and Recreational Lands Administration of the National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010
  121. ^ Yosemite National Park is included on the World Heritage List. unesco org UNESCO Date of original upload: February 24, 2017 Retrieved February 24th, 2017
  122. ^ The Park of Zion The National Park Service Retrieved March 23, 2010

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