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US National Parks Checklist


National Parks have been open to the American public since 1872, starting with the nation's first national park: Yellowstone. Currently there are 63 national parks with the latest park being added in December 2020: New River Gorge, located in West Virginia. The National Parks preserve and highlight special places that hold significant status throughout the geography of the USA. They are our natural treasures and each location is worthy of getting to know in order to learn more about it's history, geography and significance to our nation.  

With so many destinations to choose from, we decided to put together a US National Parks checklist to help anyone track their American adventures. Whether it be a road trip, RV travels, or a weekend getaway, our country's diverse National Parks should be at the top of everyone's travel list.



Pictured Above: GeoJango USA National Parks Map



Use the information below to find the names of every National Park along with the state/territory and year established.

You can also download our free US National Park checklist if you would like to keep track of parks that you have already visited.

Use the table below to find the names of every National Park along with the state, year established, and number of visitors in 2019. You can also download our free US National Park checklist if you would like to keep track of parks that you have already visited.



List of US National Parks


Alaska:

  • Glacier Bay (1980)
  • Katmai (1980)
  • Kenai Fjords (1980)
  • Lake Clark (1980)
  • Wrangell - St. Elias (1980)
  • Denali (1917)
  • Kobuk Valley (1980)
  • Gates of the Arctic (1980)

American Samoa:

  • American Samoa (1988)

Arizona:

  • Saguaro (1994)
  • Petrified Forest (1962)
  • Grand Canyon (1919)

Arkansas:

  • Hot Springs (1921)

California:

  • Death Valley (1994)
  • Joshua Tree (1994)
  • Channel Islands (1980)
  • Sequoia (1890)
  • Pinnacles (2013)
  • Kings Canyon (1940)
  • Yosemite (1890)
  • Lassen Volcanic (1916)
  • Redwood (1968)

Colorado:

  • Great Sand Dunes (2004)
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison (1999)
  • Rocky Mountain (1915)

Florida:

  • Dry Tortugas (1992)
  • Everglades (1934)
  • Biscayne (1980)

Hawaii:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes (1916)
  • Haleakala (1916)

Indiana:

  • Indiana Dunes (2019)

Kentucky:

  • Mammoth Cave (1941)

Maine:

  • Acadia (1919)

Michigan:

  • Isle Royale (1940)

Minnesota:

  • Voyageurs (1971)

Missouri:

  • Gateway Arch (2018)

Montana:

  • Glacier (1910)

Nevada:

  • Great Basin (1986)

New Mexico:

  • Carlsbad Caverns (1930)
  • White Sands (2019)

North Dakota:

  • Theodore Roosevelt (1978)

Ohio:

  • Cuyahoga Valley (2000)

Oregon:

  • Crater Lake (1902)

South Carolina:

  • Congaree (2003)

South Dakota:

  • Wind Cave (1903)
  • Badlands (1978)

Tennessee:

  • Great Smoky Mountains (1934)

Texas:

  • Big Bend (1944)
  • Guadalupe Mountains (1966)

US Virgin Islands:

  • Virgin Islands (1956)

Utah:

  • Zion (1919)
  • Bryce Canyon (1928)
  • Canyonlands (1964)
  • Capitol Reef (1971)
  • Arches (1971)

Virginia:

  • Shenandoah (1935)

Washington:

  • Mount Rainier (1899)
  • Olympic (1938)
  • North Cascades (1968)

West Virginia:

  • New River Gorge (2020)

Wyoming:

  • Yellowstone (1872)
  • Grand Teton (1929)


National Park Name State Year Est. Order Est. Visitors (2019)

Acadia

Maine

1919

13th

3,437,286

American Samoa

American Samoa

1988

50th

60,006

Arches

Utah

1971

35th

1,659,702

Badlands

South Dakota

1978

38th

970,998

Big Bend

Texas

1978

27th

463,832

Biscayne

Florida

1980

41st

708,522

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Colorado

1999

55th

432,818

Bryce Canyon

Utah

1928

17th

432,818

Canyonlands

Utah

1964

31st

733,996

Capitol Reef

Utah

1971

36th

1,226,519

Carlsbad Caverns

New Mexico

1930

19th

440,691

Channel Islands

California

1980

40th

409,630

Congaree

South Carolina

2003

57th

159,445

Crater Lake

Oregon

1902

5th

704,512

Cuyahoga Valley

Ohia

2000

56th

2,237,997

Death Valley

California

1994

53rd

1,740,945

Denali

Alaska

1917

12th

601,152

Dry Tortugas

Florida

1992

51st

79,200

Everglades

Florida

1934

20th

1,118,300

Gates of the Arctic

Alaska

1980

42nd

10,518

Gateway Arch

Missouri

2018

60th

2,055,309

Glacier

Montana

1910

8th

3,049,839

Glacier Bay

Alaska

1980

43rd

672,087

Grand Canyon

Arizona

1919

14th

5,974,411

Grand Teton

Wyoming

1929

18th

3,405,614

Great Basin

Nevada

1986

49th

131,802

Great Sand Dunes

Colorado

2004

58th

527,546

Great Smoky Mountains

Tennessee

1934

21st

12,547,743

Guadalupe Mountains

Texas

1966

32nd

188,833

Haleakala

Hawaii

1961

29th

994,394

Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii

1916

10th

1,368,376

Hot Springs

Arkansas

1921

16th

1,467,153

Indiana Dunes

Indiana

2019

61st

2,134,285

Isle Royale

Michigan

1940

25th

26,410

Joshua Tree

California

1994

54th

2,988,547

Katmai

Alaska

1980

44th

84,167

Kenai Fjords

Alaska

1980

45th

356,601

Kings Canyon

California

1940

24th

632,110

Kobuk Valley

Alaska

1980

46th

15,766

Lake Clark

Alaska

1980

47th

17,157

Lassen Volcanic

California

1916

11th

517,039

Mammoth Cave

Kentucky

1941

26th

551,590

Mesa Verde

Colorado

1906

7th

556,203

Mount Rainier

Washington

1899

4th

1,501,621

New River Gorge

West Virginia

2020

63rd

N/A

North Cascades

Washington

1968

33rd

38,208

Olympic

Washington

1938

23rd

3,245,806

Petrified Forest

Arizona

1962

30th

643,588

Pinnacles

California

2013

59th

177,224

Redwood

California

1968

34th

504,722

Rocky Mountain

Colorado

1915

9th

4,670,053

Saguaro

Arizona

1994

52nd

1,020,226

Sequoia

California

1890

2nd

1,246,053

Shenandoah

Virginia

1935

22nd

1,425,507

Theodore Roosevelt

North Dakota

1978

39th

691,658

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

1956

28th

133,398

Voyageurs

Minnesota

1971

37th

232,974

White Sands

New Mexico

2019

62nd

608,785

Wind Cave

South Dakota

1903

6th

615,350

Wrangell - St. Elias

Alaska

1980

48th

74,518

Yellowstone

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho

1872

1st

4,020,288

Yosemite

California

1890

3rd

4,422,861

Zion

Utah

1919

15th

4,488,268

National Park Name State Date Est. Visitors (2017)

Acadia

Maine

Feb. 26, 1919

3,509,271

American Samoa

American Samoa

Oct. 31, 1988

69,468

Arches

Utah

Nov. 12, 1971

1,539,028

Badlands

South Dakota

Nov. 10, 1978

1,054,325

Big Bend

Texas

Jun. 10, 1978

440,276

Biscayne

Florida

Jun. 28, 1980

446,961

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Colorado

Oct. 21, 1999

307,143

Bryce Canyon

Utah

Feb. 25, 1928

2,571,684

Canyonlands

Utah

Sept. 12, 1964

742,271

Capitol Reef

Utah

Dec. 18, 1971

1,150,165

Carlsbad Caverns

New Mexico

May 14, 1930

520,026

Channel Islands

California

Mar. 5, 1980

383,687

Congaree

South Carolina

Nov. 10, 2003

159,595

Crater Lake

Oregon

May 22, 1902

711,749

Cuyahoga Valley

Ohia

Oct. 11, 2000

2,226,879

Death Valley

California

Oct. 31, 1994

1,294,827

Denali

Alaska

Feb. 26, 1917

642,809

Dry Tortugas

Florida

Oct. 26, 1992

54,281

Everglades

Florida

May 30, 1934

1,018,557

Gates of the Arctic

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

11,177

Gateway Arch

Missouri

Feb. 22, 2018

1,398,188

Glacier

Montana

May 11, 1910

3,305,512

Glacier Bay

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

547,057

Grand Canyon

Arizona

Feb. 26, 1919

6,254,238

Grand Teton

Wyoming

Feb. 26, 1929

3,317,000

Great Basin

Nevada

Oct. 27, 1986

168,028

Great Sand Dunes

Colorado

Sept. 13, 2004

486,935

Great Smoky Mountains

Tennessee

Jun. 15, 1934

11,338,893

Guadalupe Mountains

Texas

Oct. 15, 1966

225,257

Haleakala

Hawaii

Aug. 1, 1916

1,112,390

Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii

Aug. 1, 1916

2,016,702

Hot Springs

Arkansas

Mar. 4, 1921

1,561,616

Isle Royal

Michigan

Apr. 3, 1940

28,196

Joshua Tree

California

Oct. 31, 1994

2,853,619

Katmai

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

37,818

Kenai Fjords

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

303,598

Kings Canyon

California

Mar. 4, 1940

692,932

Kobuk Valley

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

15,500

Lake Clark

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

22,755

Lassen Volcanic

California

Aug. 9, 1916

507,256

Mammoth Cave

Kentucky

Jul. 1, 1941

587,853

Mesa Verde

Colorado

Jun. 29, 1906

613,788

Mount Rainier

Washington

Mar. 2, 1899

1,415,867

North Cascades

Washington

Oct. 2, 1968

30,326

Olympic

Washington

Jun. 29, 1938

3,401,996

Petrified Forest

Arizona

Dec. 9, 1962

627,757

Pinnacles

California

Jan. 10, 2013

233,334

Redwood

California

Oct. 2, 1968

445,000

Rocky Mountain

Colorado

Jan. 26, 1915

4,437,215

Saguaro

Arizona

Oct. 14, 1994

964,760

Sequoia

California

Sep. 25, 1890

1,291,256

Shenandoah

Virgina

Dec. 26, 1935

1,458,874

Theodore Roosevelt

North Dakota

Nov. 10, 1978

708,003

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

Aug. 2, 1956

304,408

Voyageurs

Minnesota

Jan. 8, 1971

237,250

Wind Cave

South Dakota

Jan. 9, 1903

619,924

Wrangell - St. Elias

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

68,292

Yellowstone

Wyoming

Mar. 1, 1872

4,116,524

Yosemite

California

Oct. 1, 1890

4,336,890

Zion

Utah

Nov. 19, 1919

4,504,812

National Park Name State Date Est. Visitors (2017)

Acadia

Maine

Feb. 26, 1919

3,509,271

American Samoa

American Samoa

Oct. 31, 1988

69,468

Arches

Utah

Nov. 12, 1971

1,539,028

Badlands

South Dakota

Nov. 10, 1978

1,054,325

Big Bend

Texas

Jun. 10, 1978

440,276

Biscayne

Florida

Jun. 28, 1980

446,961

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Colorado

Oct. 21, 1999

307,143

Bryce Canyon

Utah

Feb. 25, 1928

2,571,684

Canyonlands

Utah

Sept. 12, 1964

742,271

Capitol Reef

Utah

Dec. 18, 1971

1,150,165

Carlsbad Caverns

New Mexico

May 14, 1930

520,026

Channel Islands

California

Mar. 5, 1980

383,687

Congaree

South Carolina

Nov. 10, 2003

159,595

Crater Lake

Oregon

May 22, 1902

711,749

Cuyahoga Valley

Ohia

Oct. 11, 2000

2,226,879

Death Valley

California

Oct. 31, 1994

1,294,827

Denali

Alaska

Feb. 26, 1917

642,809

Dry Tortugas

Florida

Oct. 26, 1992

54,281

Everglades

Florida

May 30, 1934

1,018,557

Gates of the Arctic

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

11,177

Gateway Arch

Missouri

Feb. 22, 2018

1,398,188

Glacier

Montana

May 11, 1910

3,305,512

Glacier Bay

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

547,057

Grand Canyon

Arizona

Feb. 26, 1919

6,254,238

Grand Teton

Wyoming

Feb. 26, 1929

3,317,000

Great Basin

Nevada

Oct. 27, 1986

168,028

Great Sand Dunes

Colorado

Sept. 13, 2004

486,935

Great Smoky Mountains

Tennessee

Jun. 15, 1934

11,338,893

Guadalupe Mountains

Texas

Oct. 15, 1966

225,257

Haleakala

Hawaii

Aug. 1, 1916

1,112,390

Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii

Aug. 1, 1916

2,016,702

Hot Springs

Arkansas

Mar. 4, 1921

1,561,616

Isle Royal

Michigan

Apr. 3, 1940

28,196

Joshua Tree

California

Oct. 31, 1994

2,853,619

Katmai

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

37,818

Kenai Fjords

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

303,598

Kings Canyon

California

Mar. 4, 1940

692,932

Kobuk Valley

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

15,500

Lake Clark

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

22,755

Lassen Volcanic

California

Aug. 9, 1916

507,256

Mammoth Cave

Kentucky

Jul. 1, 1941

587,853

Mesa Verde

Colorado

Jun. 29, 1906

613,788

Mount Rainier

Washington

Mar. 2, 1899

1,415,867

North Cascades

Washington

Oct. 2, 1968

30,326

Olympic

Washington

Jun. 29, 1938

3,401,996

Petrified Forest

Arizona

Dec. 9, 1962

627,757

Pinnacles

California

Jan. 10, 2013

233,334

Redwood

California

Oct. 2, 1968

445,000

Rocky Mountain

Colorado

Jan. 26, 1915

4,437,215

Saguaro

Arizona

Oct. 14, 1994

964,760

Sequoia

California

Sep. 25, 1890

1,291,256

Shenandoah

Virgina

Dec. 26, 1935

1,458,874

Theodore Roosevelt

North Dakota

Nov. 10, 1978

708,003

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

Aug. 2, 1956

304,408

Voyageurs

Minnesota

Jan. 8, 1971

237,250

Wind Cave

South Dakota

Jan. 9, 1903

619,924

Wrangell - St. Elias

Alaska

Dec. 2, 1980

68,292

Yellowstone

Wyoming

Mar. 1, 1872

4,116,524

Yosemite

California

Oct. 1, 1890

4,336,890

Zion

Utah

Nov. 19, 1919

4,504,812


new river gorge 63rd national park

63rd National Park: New River Gorge


New River Gorge was designated as a US National Park on December 27th, 2020. It is the 63rd and newest site to be officially added to the list of National Parks. The site was established in 1978 and originally held the title of a National River, although less than 10% of this original protected territory now holds the upgraded designation of a National Park.

The area that spans New River Gorge is famous for its impressive scenery, rich cultural history, and popular recreational activities such as rock climbing and whitewater rafting. It is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, some species of which are considered to be extremely rare or endangered. The river itself is around 320 miles long and it flows from South to North.


US National Parks Checklist Map


We love National Parks here at GeoJango Maps. That's why we decided to create US National Parks checklist maps that showcase the locations of every National Park in the United States (along with other many other travel destinations and points of interest). You can use one of these checklist maps to keep track of which National Parks you have visited in the past or which ones you would like to visit in the future. They also make unique gifts for any National Park enthusiast!

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Our US National Parks Maps are filled with fascinating information about the United States. Within each checklist map you'll find:

✪ Over 600 National Park Service Sites (63 National Parks plus other sites such as National Monuments, National Trail Systems, and National River Systems that are managed by the National Park Service)

✦Major cities & significant locations across the USA

✦Historical cities (O.K. Corral, St. Augustine, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Mackinac Island, Branson, historic western towns, and more)

▲The location of the tallest elevation in every state - numbered from the highest (1 in Alaska) to lowest elevation (50 in Florida)

✦Extraordinary Places (Barringer Crater, Biosphere 2, Golden Gate Bridge, Four Corners, Hoover Dam, Niagara Falls, and more)

✦USA Highways and Major Rivers


National Parks Interactive Map


You can zoom into the US National Parks interactive map to find the location of each park alongside the National Park Service website for that specific destination.



Best National Parks Video


If you want to see beautiful National Park scenery, take a look at this video that showcases some of the best National Parks in the United States!