National Parks & Monuments

The United States has 58 protected areas known as national parks. The first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, followed by Sequoia and Yosemite in 1890.

Visited: 19 National Parks & 14 National Monuments

Click on the red linked locations to read about our visit.
State National Parks National Monuments
Alaska Denali Admiralty Island
Gates of the Arctic Aniakchak NM and Preserve
Glacier Bay Cape Krusenstern
Katmai Misty Fjords NM and Wilderness
Kenai Fjords
Kobuk Valley
Lake Clark
Wrangell – St. Elias
Alabama Russell Cave
American Samoa American Samoa Rose Atoll Marine
Arizona Grand Canyon Canyon de Chelly
Petrified Forest Casa Grande Ruins
Saguaro Chiricahua
Hohokam Pima
Montezuma Castle
Organ Pipe Cactus
Ironwood Forest
Pipe Spring
Sonoran Desert
Sunset Crater Volcano
Vermilion Cliffs
Walnut Canyon
Agua Fria
Grand Canyon-Parashant
Pipe Spring
Arkansas Hot Springs
California Channel Islands Cabrillo
Death Valley Devil’s Postpile
Joshua Tree Lava Beds
Kings Canyon Muir Woods
Lassen Volcanic Giant Sequoia
Redwood Pinnacles
Sequoia California Coastal
Yosemite Carrizo Plain
Colorado Black Canyon of the Gunnison Dinosaur
Great Sand Dunes Hovenweep
Mesa Verde Florissant Fossil Beds
Rocky Mountain Colorado
Great Sand Dunes
Florida Biscayne Castillo de San Marcos
Dry Tortugas Fort Matanzas NM
Georgia Fort Frederica
Fort Pulaski
Hawaii Haleakala
Hawaii Volcanoes
Idaho Craters of the Moon
Hagerman Fossil Beds
Iowa Effigy Mounds
Kentucky Mammoth Cave
Louisiana Poverty Point
Maryland Fort McHenry NM
Maine Acadia
Michigan Isle Royale
Minnesota Voyageurs Pipestone
Grand Portage
Missouri George Washington Carver
Montana Glacier Little Bighorn Battlefield NM
Pompeys Pillar
Upper Missouri River Breaks
Nebraska Agate Fossil Beds
Scotts Bluff
Homestead NM of America
Nevada Great Basin Lehman Caves
New Mexico Carlsbad Caverns Prehistoric Trackways
White Sands
Gila Cliff Dwellings
Salinas Pueblo Missions
El Malpais
El Morro
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks
Bandelier National Monument
Fort Union
Capulin Volcano
Aztec Ruins
New York Castle Clinton
Governors Island
African Burial Ground
Fort Stanwix NM
Statue of Liberty
Nevada Great Basin Lehman Caves
North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains
North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt
Ohio Cuyahoga Valley Mound City Group NM
Oregon Crater Lake John Day Fossil Beds
Oregon Caves
Newberry National Monument
South Carolina Congaree Congaree Swamp
Fort Moultrie
Fort Sumter
South Dakota Badlands Jewel Cave
Wind Cave Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains
Texas Big Bend Alibates Flint Quarries
Guadalupe Mountains
U.S. Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Buck Island Reef
Utah Arches Cedar Breaks
Bryce Canyon Dinosaur
Capitol Reef Grand Staircase – Escalante
Canyonlands Hovenweep
Zion Natural Bridges
Rainbow Bridge
Timpanogos Cave
Virginia Shenandoah Booker T. Washington NM
George Washington Birthplace
Washington Mount Rainier Mount St Helens
North Cascades Hanford Reach
Wyoming Grand Teton Devils Tower
Yellowstone Fossil Butte

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