National Parks

National park is a term used to denote a reserved area of land owned by the government. Explore all of the parks and learn about their natural scenery and historic values.


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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park contains some of the deepest gorges in the United States. The Colorado park was established in 1999. Read this article to learn about visiting the Black Canyon.

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park contains a rich ecosystem with hundreds of plant and animal species. Some of the tallest trees in the eastern United States reside in Congaree. Read about visiting this South Carolina park.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio is centered around the winding Cuyahoga River floodplains and a myriad of wildlife. This unusual park contains more than 900 species of plants and animals. Learn about visiting this park.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado features towering sand dunes alpine tundra lush forests pristine mountains and diverse wildlife. Unique geological processes are on display within the park. Read these visitor guidelines.

Great Basin National Park

Nevada's Great Basin National Park lures travelers with the promise of solitude and adventure. The park encompasses the soaring peaks of the Snake Range and the extensive Lehman Caves. Read about this national park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountain National Park draws nearly 10 million visitors per year. Find out what to see and do at this national park.

North Cascades National Park

Visitors to Washington's North Cascades National Park enjoy hiking fishing hunting and boating amidst the beautiful landscape. Discover why the rugged terrain which challenged 19th century explorers calls out to modern-day hikers and adventure-seeke

Olympic National Park

Washington's Olympic National Park contains jagged mountains glaciers lush rain forests and beaches that are covered with driftwood. Check out this article to learn about visiting Olympic National Park.

Mount Rainier National Park

Washington's Mount Rainier is a mecca for hikers and mountain climbers. Find out about Mount Rainier National Park's scenic vistas and varied outdoor activities including fishing backpacking and snowshoeing.

American Samoa National Park

American Samoa National Park delights visitors with its unique sights and native culture. Encompassing three volcanic islands and two coral reefs the park is a wonderland of geology and tropical wildlife. Read these visitor tips.

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park's alluring Tetons Range can be seen from anywhere in the park and visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing hiking boating fishing and mountain climbing. Learn about this park in Wyoming.

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park provides opportunities for adventure as well as breathtaking panoramas of ice cliffs and water. The park is also home to some fantastic marine and land mammals. Read these guidelines for visitors.

Everglades National Park

West of Miami and south of Alligator Alley this marshy wetland covers a million and a half acres of family fun opportunities. It's also a fascinating animal habitat and the mighty crocodile's last North American refuge.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

At Lassen Volcanic National Park in northeastern California visitors find a landscape still recovering from volcanic devastation that took place more than 90 years ago. Learn about the chaotic rock formations of this volcanic park.

Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park in northern Alaska provides a vast arctic wilderness for adventurous travelers. The awesome Brooks Range and six wild rivers attract mountain climbers and rafters. Learn about visiting the park.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is one of the most spectacular parks in North America. Visitors delight in the fantastic views rich plant and animal life and plentiful activities. Read about travelers' favorite sights and hikes.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska takes its status as the largest park in the National Park System seriously -- it's six times the size of Yellowstone. Learn more about this unique destination.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park gives visitors a glimpse of how the earth's natural processes can create amazing rock formations. Find out why the unusual geology of this cave has inspired awe among visitors for millennia.

Haleakala National Park

Exotic Haleakala National Park, on Hawaii's Maui island, has opportunities for hiking and camping -- all amid landscapes you can't find anywhere else. Find out about visiting this national park.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park a series of seven islands off the coast of Florida presents fabulous snorkeling and bird-watching opportunities. The warm clear waters are ideal for scuba diving. Read about visiting this island paradise.

Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park has everything from unique wildlife to cave formations like you've never seen before. Find out more about this national park, which is located in South Dakota.

Lake Clark National Park

At Lake Clark National Park visitors will find everything from coastal rain forests and alpine tundra to active volcanoes and serene fjords. Discover why this huge park in southwestern Alaska is a haven for those seeking solitude.

Kobuk Valley National Park

Alaska's Kobuk Valley National Park one of the least visited national parks offers a peaceful wilderness setting. Learn more about the wilderness and wildlife in the Kobuk Valley including its moose caribou and grizzly bears.

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is a sprawling desert land in California that fascinates visitors with its starkly beautiful features. There are mountains salt flats and sand dunes scattered about the park. Read these visitor tips.

Virgin Islands National Park

Renowned worldwide for its incredible beauty, Virgin Islands National Park features some 9,000 acres of spectacular Caribbean beaches, forests, and mountains. Learn more about this unique national park.