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List Of 63 National Parks in 29 States listed Alphabetical
Acadia National Park, MaineHulls Cove Visitor Center
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: (207) 288-3338
Description: Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island.
Arches National Park, Utah
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Big Bend National Park, TexasPO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
Phone: (432) 477-2251
Description: Big Bend National Park is a geological marvel evidenced in sea fossils and dinosaur bones to volcanic dikes that mar the desert landscape.
Biscayne National Park, Florida
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Capitol Reef National Park, UtahHC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775
Phone: (435) 425-3791
Description: Capitol Reef offers many hiking options for serious backpackers and those who enjoy exploring remote areas. Marked hiking routes lead into narrow, twisting gorges, slot canyons, and to spectacular viewpoints high atop the Waterpocket Fold.
Channel Islands National Park, California1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 658-5730
Description: While the mainland visitor centers in Ventura and Santa Barbara are readily accessible by car or public transportation, the islands are only accessible by park concessionaire boats and planes or private boat. Advanced planning is highly recommended.
Congaree National Park, South Carolina
Crater Lake National Park, OregonPO Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604
Phone: (541) 594-3000
Description: There are many hiking trails and several campgrounds inside the park. Unlicensed fishing is allowed without any limitation of size, species, or number. The lake is believed to have no indigenous fish, but several species of fish were introduced beginning in 1888 until all fish stocking ended in 1941.
Cell reception in the park and surrounding areas is limited. Be sure to carry a map or GPS. The park does not have a physical street address, so it can be hard to locate us using GPS. Try entering "Crater Lake" or "Rim Village" as a town or waypoint, or entering the coordinates for Park Headquarters, which is 3 miles south of Rim Village:
42° 53' 48.91" North
122° 08' 03.08" West
Website / Directions
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
Phone: (330) 657-2752
Description: Cuyahoga Valley is unusual among American national parks being adjacent to two large urban areas and including a dense road network, small towns, and private attractions. Website
Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada15610 Vaughn Road
Death Valley, CA 92328
Phone: (760) 786-3200
Description: Hottest, Driest, and Lowest National Park, In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley. Website
Denali National Park, Alaska15610 Vaughn Road
Denali Park, AK 99755
Phone: (907) 683-9532
Description: Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands. Website
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida40001 SR-9336
Homestead, FL 33034
Phone: (305) 242-7700
Description: Dry Tortugas National Park is a national park in the United States about 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. Website
Everglades National Park, Florida
Gates of the Arctic National Park, AlaskaP.O. Box 30
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: There are no roads in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Owing to its remoteness and lack of supportive infrastructure, the park is the least visited national park in the U.S. Website / Directions
Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri and Illinois
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AlaskaPO Box 140
Gustavus, AK 99826
Phone: (314) 655-1600
Description: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve lies west of Juneau, AK and can only be reached by plane or boat. The only road merely connects the small town of Gustavus and its airfield to park headquarters at Bartlett Cove (10 miles). Covering 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of Alaska's Inside Passage. Website
Glacier National Park, MontanaPO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Phone: (406) 888-7800
Description: Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, and the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Website
Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaPO Box 128
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Phone: (928) 638-7888
Description: The South Rim includes Grand Canyon Village and Desert View. All services are available year-round. Reservations are strongly recommended during spring, summer and fall. Some facilities close during winter months.
The South Rim of the park is open all year
The North Rim is Closed for the Winter
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming103 Headquarters Loop
Moose, WY 83012
Phone: (928) 638-7888
Description: Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton has a lot to offer whatever your interests. Mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and skies are home to diverse and abundant forests, wildflowers and wildlife.
Website / Directions
Great Basin National Park, Nevada100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311
Phone: (775) 234-7331
Description: A Land of Surprising Diversity, from the 13,000-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, to the sage-covered foothills, Great Basin National Park is a place to sample the stunning diversity of the larger Great Basin region. Come and partake of the solitude of the wilderness, walk among ancient bristlecone pines, bask in the darkest of night skies, and explore mysterious subterranean passages. There's a whole lot more than just desert here!
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado11999 State Highway 150
Mosca, CO 81146
Phone: (719) 378-6395
Description: The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-1200
Description: Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HawaiiP.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
Phone: (808) 572-4400
Description: The park encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano.
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501) 620-6715
Description: Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city built up around the hot springs. Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Indiana Dunes National Park1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 395-1882
Description: Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national park's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Joshua Tree National Park, California74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone: (760) 367-5500
Description: Straddling the border between San Bernardino County and Riverside County, the park includes parts of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation: the higher Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert. The Little San Bernardino Mountains traverse the southwest edge of the park.
Katmai National Park, Alaska1000 Silver Street
King-Salmon, AK 99613
Phone: (907) 246-3305
Description: Katmai National Park and Preserve is an American national park and preserve in southern Alaska, notable for the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and for its brown bears. The park and preserve encompass 4,093,077 acres
Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Kings Canyon National Park, California47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Phone: (559) 565-3341
Description: Kings Canyon National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Fresno and Tulare Counties, California.
Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
Lake Clark National Park, AlaskaPO Box 226
Port Alsworth, AK 99653
Phone: (907) 644-3626
Description: No roads lead to the park which can only be reached by boat or small aircraft, typically floatplanes. The major settled area in the park and preserve is Port Alsworth on Lake Clark.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CaliforniaPO Box 100
Mineral, CA 96063
Phone: (907) 644-3626
Description: Lassen Volcanic National Park is an American national park in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Range
Mammoth Cave National Park, KentuckyPO Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
Phone: (270) 758-2180
Description: Mammoth Cave National Park is an American national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world.
Mesa Verde National Park, ColoradoPO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 42259
Phone: (970) 529-4465
Description: Mesa Verde National Park is an American national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado. The park protects some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
New River Gorge, West Virginia104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846
Phone: (304) 465-0508
Description: Discover the hidden history of Red Ash Island, a place that was once used to quarantine people during a smallpox epidemic. Gravestones of the people who died during the smallpox outbreak, along with victims from multiple mine disasters, can still be found on the island today.
North Cascades National Park, Washington810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Phone: (360) 569-2211
Description: North Cascades National Park consists of a northern and southern section, bisected by the Skagit River that flows through Ross Lake National Recreation Area. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area lies on the southern border of the south unit of the park.
Olympic National Park, Washington600 E. Park Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 569-2211
Description: Olympic National Park is an American national park located in the State of Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side.
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028
Phone: (928) 524-6228
Description: Petrified Forest National Park is an American national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood,
Pinnacles National Park, California5000 Highway 146
Paicines, CA 95043
Phone: (831) 389-4538 - campground
Description: Pinnacles National Park is an American national park protecting a mountainous area located east of the Salinas Valley in Central California, about five miles east of Soledad and 80 miles southeast of San Jose.
Redwood National Park, California1111 Second Street
Crescent City, CA 95043
Phone: (707) 464-6101
Description: The Redwood National and State Parks are a complex of several state and national parks located in the United States, along the coast of northern California.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 586-1206
Description: The park is situated between the towns of Estes Park to the east and Grand Lake to the west. The eastern and westerns slopes of the Continental Divide run directly through the center of the park with the headwaters of the Colorado River located in the park's northwestern region.
Saguaro National Park, Arizona3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730
Phone: (520) 733-5153
Description: Saguaro National Park is an American national park in Pima County, southeastern Arizona. The 92,000-acre park consists of two separate areas—the Tucson Mountain District about 10 miles west of the city of Tucson and the Rincon Mountain District about 10 miles east of the city—that preserve Sonoran Desert landscapes, fauna, and flora, including the giant saguaro cactus.
Sequoia National Park, California47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Phone: (559) 565-3341
Description: Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park is notable for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia3655 U.S. Highway 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
Phone: (540) 999-3500
Description: Shenandoah National Park that encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. The park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and Valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Although the scenic Skyline Drive is likely the most prominent feature of the park,
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North DakotaPO Box 7
Medora, SD 58645
Phone: (701) 623-4466
Description: Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an American national park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. The park was named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. The park covers 70,446 acres.
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota360 Hwy 11 East
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: (218) 283-6600
Description: Voyageurs National Park is an American national park in northern Minnesota near the town of International Falls. The park is notable for its outstanding water resources and is popular with canoeists, kayakers, other boaters, and fishermen.
White Sands National Park, New Mexico19955 Highway 70 West
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 479-6124
Description: Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.
Photo from NPS
Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: (605) 745-4600
Description: Wind Cave National Park is an American national park located 10 miles north of the town of Hot Springs in western South Dakota. Wind Cave is one of the longest caves in the world with 149 miles
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, AlaskaMile 106.8 Richardson Highway
Copper Center, AK 99573
Description: The park and preserve form the largest area managed by the National Park Service with a total of 13,175,799 acres. The park's extreme high point is Mount Saint Elias at 18,008 feet, the second tallest mountain in both the United States and Canada.
Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and WyomingPO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone: (307) 344-7381
Description: Yellowstone National Park is an American national park located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful geyser, one of its most popular features.
Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaPO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone: (209) 372-0200
Description: Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity.
Zion National Park, Utah1 Zion Park Blvd, State Route 9
Springdale, UT 84767
Phone: (435) 772-3256
Description: Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches, located in southwestern Utah near the city of Springdale.
National Park of American Samoa
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Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands
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