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US National Park Checklist


National Parks have been open to the American public since 1872 and every year more and more people visit these fascinating destinations. From the arches of Zion to the geysers of Yellowstone, there are seemingly infinite expanses of protected parks that can be explored within our nation.  

With so many destinations to choose from, we decided to put together a US National Park 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.




National Parks Interactive Map


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




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 to keep track of which parks you've 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 2017.

You can also download our free US National Park checklist to keep track of which parks you've already visited.


List of 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)

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)

Wyoming:

  • Yellowstone (1872)
  • Grand Teton (1929)


National Park Name State Year Est. Visitors (2017)

Acadia

Maine

1919

3,509,271

American Samoa

American Samoa

1988

69,468

Arches

Utah

1971

1,539,028

Badlands

South Dakota

1978

1,054,325

Big Bend

Texas

1978

440,276

Biscayne

Florida

1980

446,961

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Colorado

1999

307,143

Bryce Canyon

Utah

1928

2,571,684

Canyonlands

Utah

1964

742,271

Capitol Reef

Utah

1971

1,150,165

Carlsbad Caverns

New Mexico

1930

520,026

Channel Islands

California

1980

383,687

Congaree

South Carolina

2003

159,595

Crater Lake

Oregon

1902

711,749

Cuyahoga Valley

Ohia

2000

2,226,879

Death Valley

California

1994

1,294,827

Denali

Alaska

1917

642,809

Dry Tortugas

Florida

1992

54,281

Everglades

Florida

1934

1,018,557

Gates of the Arctic

Alaska

1980

11,177

Gateway Arch

Missouri

2018

1,398,188

Glacier

Montana

1910

3,305,512

Glacier Bay

Alaska

1980

547,057

Grand Canyon

Arizona

1919

6,254,238

Grand Teton

Wyoming

1929

3,317,000

Great Basin

Nevada

1986

168,028

Great Sand Dunes

Colorado

2004

486,935

Great Smoky Mountains

Tennessee

1934

11,338,893

Guadalupe Mountains

Texas

1966

225,257

Haleakala

Hawaii

1916

1,112,390

Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii

1916

2,016,702

Hot Springs

Arkansas

1921

1,561,616

Indiana Dunes

Indiana

2019

2,127,336

Isle Royale

Michigan

1940

28,196

Joshua Tree

California

1994

2,853,619

Katmai

Alaska

1980

37,818

Kenai Fjords

Alaska

1980

303,598

Kings Canyon

California

1940

692,932

Kobuk Valley

Alaska

1980

15,500

Lake Clark

Alaska

1980

22,755

Lassen Volcanic

California

1916

507,256

Mammoth Cave

Kentucky

1941

587,853

Mesa Verde

Colorado

1906

613,788

Mount Rainier

Washington

1899

1,415,867

North Cascades

Washington

1968

30,326

Olympic

Washington

1938

3,401,996

Petrified Forest

Arizona

1962

627,757

Pinnacles

California

2013

233,334

Redwood

California

1968

445,000

Rocky Mountain

Colorado

1915

4,437,215

Saguaro

Arizona

1994

964,760

Sequoia

California

1890

1,291,256

Shenandoah

Virginia

1935

1,458,874

Theodore Roosevelt

North Dakota

1978

708,003

Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

1956

304,408

Voyageurs

Minnesota

1971

237,250

Wind Cave

South Dakota

1903

619,924

Wrangell - St. Elias

Alaska

1980

68,292

Yellowstone

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho

1872

4,116,524

Yosemite

California

1890

4,336,890

Zion

Utah

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

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


US National Parks Checklist Map


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✪ Over 600 National Park Service Sites (61 National Parks plus other sites such as National Monuments, National Trail Systems, and National River Systems that are managed by the National Park Service)

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