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How Many National Parks Are There in The US

There are 388 national parks in the United States of America.

That may be correct (it is close – the latest # is 391) if you include all National Park Service properties – but you need to differentiate between National Parks (of which there are 58), National Monuments, National Historic Sites, etc. And, of course, National Forests under the care of the Dept of the Interior.

Actually, it is a common misconception that there are almost 400 National Parks in the United States. There are just under sixty (60) National PARKS. This 388 number includes National monuments and other historic sites. Parks would be, e.g., Yellowstone National Park. Muir Woods in California or The Statue of Liberty are NOT Parks, they are monuments and other sites that are park of the national parks system.

National parks in US list

  • Acadia – Location: Maine
  • American Samoa – Location: American Samoa
  • Arches – Location: Utah
  • Badlands – Location: South Dakota
  • Big Bend – Location: Texas
  • Biscayne – Location: Florida
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison – Location: Colorado
  • Bryce Canyon – Location: Utah
  • Canyonlands – Location: Utah
  • Capitol Reef – Location: Utah
  • Carlsbad Caverns – Location: New Mexico
  • Channel Islands – Location: California
  • Congaree – Location: South Carolina
  • Crater Lake – Location: Oregon
  • Cuyahoga Valley – Location: Ohio
  • Death Valley – Location: California, Nevada
  • Denali – Location: Alaska
  • Dry Tortugas – Location: Florida
  • Everglades – Location: Florida
  • Gates of the Arctic – Location: Alaska
  • Glacier- Location: Montana
  • Glacier Bay – Location: Alaska
  • Grand Canyon – Location: Arizona
  • Grand Teton – Location: Wyoming
  • Great Basin – Location: Nevada
  • Great Sand Dunes – Location: Colorado
  • Great Smoky Mountains – Location: North Carolina, Tennessee
  • Guadalupe Mountains Texas
  • Haleakalā – Location: Hawaii
  • Hawaii Volcanoes – Location: Hawaii
  • Hot Springs – Location: Arkansas
  • Isle Royale – Location: Michigan
  • Joshua Tree – Location: California
  • Katmai – Location: Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords – Location: Alaska
  • Kings Canyon – Location: California
  • Kobuk Valley – Location: Alaska
  • Lake Clark – Location: Alaska
  • Lassen Volcanic – Location: California
  • Mammoth Cave – Location: Kentucky
  • Mesa Verde – Location: Colorado
  • Mount Rainier – Location: Washington
  • North Cascades – Location: Washington
  • Olympic – Location: Washington
  • Petrified Forest – Location: Arizona
  • Redwood – Location: California
  • Rocky Mountain – Location: Colorado
  • Saguaro – Location: Arizona
  • Sequoia – Location: California
  • Shenandoah – Location: Virginia
  • Theodore Roosevelt – Location: North Dakota
  • Virgin Islands – Location: United States Virgin Islands
  • Voyageurs – Location: Minnesota
  • Wind Cave – Location: South Dakota
  • Wrangell – St. Elias – Location: Alaska
  • Yellowstone – Location: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
  • Yosemite – Location: California
  • Zion – Location: Utah


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