The Ultimate Checklist for America’s 417 National Parks by State

Did you know there are 417 National Parks in America? The National Park Service manages more than the national parks you’ve heard of, like Yosemite and Yellowstone. There are also national monuments, national historical parks, national battlefields, national seashores, and more. I bet you’ve heard of some of them, too, like the Statue of Liberty or Gettysburg. Below is a list of all 417 national parks by state, with a few tips on what to do in some of them and links to my posts about them for more information.

Alabama

A plane at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
  • Freedom Riders National Monument
  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
    • Take a scenic drive and have a picnic
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Russell Cave National Monument
    • Tour the small cave
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
    • Take a tour of the museum
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
    • Tour Booker T. Washington’s Home

Alaska

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
  • Alagnak Wild River
  • Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Denali National Park & Preserve
    • Take the transit bus on the 92-mile park road
    • Go for a hike
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
  • Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
    • Take a cruise among glaciers
  • Katmai National Park & Preserve
    • Watch grizzlies fish for salmon
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
    • Kayak in Resurrection Bay
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
    • Climb the sand dunes
  • Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
    • Take a scenic flight
  • Noatak National Preserve
  • Sitka National Historical Park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
  • Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Coronado National Monument
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Grand Canyon National Park
    • Hike from Rim to Rim
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Petrified Forest National Park
    • Hike through the blue mesa
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Saguaro National Park
    • Photograph the enormous cacti
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park
  • Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
    • Walk through the canyon and see the old homes
  • Wupatki National Monument

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Buffalo National River
    • Go for a swim
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Hot Springs National Park
    • Bathe in a healing hot spring
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

California

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Castle Mountains National Monument
  • Cesar E. Chavez National Monument
  • Channel Islands National Park
    • Take a boat out to the islands
  • Death Valley National Park
    • Visit North America’s lowest point at Badwater Basin
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    • See the Golden Gate Bridge
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Joshua Tree National Park
    • Try your hand at rock climbing
  • Kings Canyon National Park
    • Hike through the Sierra Mountains
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
    • Stroll along the beach
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Redwood National Park
  • Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park
    • Say hello to the oldest working park ranger
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Sequoia National Park
    • Walk among giants
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Yosemite National Park
    • Climb to the top of Half Dome

Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
  • Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
    • Catch a re-enactment by park rangers
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
    • Participate in a night sky program
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
    • Sled down North America’s largest sand dunes
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Mesa Verde National Park
    • Walk through ancient pueblo homes
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Drive Trail Ridge Road
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  • Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Delaware

  • First State National Historical Park
    • Tour New Castle’s historic courthouse

Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
    • View alligators at the visitor center
  • Biscayne National Park
    • Take a boat tour through Stiltsville
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
    • Walk through the historic fort
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
    • Camp on the island and visit Fort Jefferson
  • Everglades National Park
    • Canoe among alligators and crocodiles in the only place where they coexist
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

Georgia

  • Anderson National Historic Site
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
    • Take in the view from Lookout Mountain
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
  • Ocmulgee National Monument

Hawaii

Haleakala National Park
Haleakala National Park
  • Haleakala National Park
    • Walk the Sliding Sands Trail
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Honouliuli National Monument
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
    • Search for green sea turtles
  • Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
    • Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
  • City of Rocks National Reserve
    • Go rock climbing
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve
    • Hike across moonscapes
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
    • Take a scenic drive
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park

Illinois

  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Pullman National Monument

Indiana

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
    • Visit the memorial with a park ranger
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    • Walk along the beach
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa

Effigy Mounds National Monument
Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
    • Hike the Fire Point Trail
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Kansas

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
    • Walk through the museum
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site
    • Visit with ancestors of Kansas’ first black community members
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
    • Walk through the memorial
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    • Visit the spot where three states meet
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
    • Take a tour through the world’s longest cave

Louisiana

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
    • Enjoy the tunes
  • Poverty Point National Monument

Maine

Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park

Maryland

Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield
  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Assateague Island National Seashore
    • Search for wild horses
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
    • Go for a hike
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    • Go canoeing
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
    • Visit this star-shaped fort where the Star Spangled Banner was written
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Glen Echo Park
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Hampton National Historic Site
    • Tour the grand estate
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Piscataway Park
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Massachusetts

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Boston National Historical Park
    • Visit Bunker Hill
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
    • Take a stroll on the beach
  • Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
    • Walk through the historic whaling museum
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Michigan

  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park
  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
  • Pipestone National Monument
    • View the gorgeous waterfall and feel the Pipestone
  • Voyageurs National Park
    • Kayak through the park

Mississippi

  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
    • Drive this historic route
  • Shiloh National Military Park
  • Tupelo National Battlefield
  • Vicksburg National Military Park

Missouri

  • George Washington Carver National Monument
    • Take the trail across Carver’s property
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
    • Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch
  • Ozark National Scenic River
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    • Tour Grant’s home and visit the museum
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
  • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
    • Walk along the canyon edge
  • Glacier National Park
    • Hike to Cracker Lake
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
    • Visit the gravesites of the soldiers and Native Americans who fought here

Nebraska

Sunflowers at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Sunflowers at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
    • Walk the two trails in the park to view old fossils and tunnels
  • Homestead National Monument of America
    • Visit the new museum
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
    • View Nebraska’s most scenic waterfalls
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

New Jersey

  • Great Egg Harbor River
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
    • View the waterfalls that generate the city’s power
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park
    • See inventions made by Edison and his employees and tour his estate

New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Bandelier National Monument
    • Hike through the ruins
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
    • Take the scenic drive
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    • Tour the elaborate cave
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
    • Learn about nuclear history in America
  • Pecos National Historical Park
    • Walk through the park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
    • View the historic petroglyphs
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • White Sands National Monument

New York

Statue of Liberty National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
    • Visit the site of George Washington’s inauguration
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Governors Island National Monument
    • Head to New York’s version of Alcatraz Island
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
    • Head over to Ellis Island
  • Stonewall National Monument
    • Have a drink at the Stonewall Inn
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park

North Carolina

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Drive one of the most scenic routes in America
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
    • Learn about the first flight

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
    • View Brandywine Falls and learn about the river’s polluted history
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • First Ladies National Historic Site
    • Tour the museum and watch the film about each first lady
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Oklahoma

  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon

Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
    • Take in the beautiful blue water
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve

Pennsylvania

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    • Take a hike along the Appalachian Trail
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
    • Read Poe’s poetry in the comfort of his own home
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
    • Bring tissues for this somber visit to Flight 93’s final resting place
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Gettysburg National Military Park
    • Drive through the enormous battlefield
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
    • See the Liberty Bell
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  • Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
    • Check out this incredible museum about coal and trains in Pennsylvania
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
    • Visit the smallest national park site
  • Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

Rhode Island

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

South Carolina

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Congaree National Park
    • Stroll across boardwalks to see the huge cypress trees
  • Cowpens National Battlefield
  • Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park
  • Ninety-Six National Historic Site
  • Reconstruction Era National Monument

South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park
Wind Cave National Park
  • Badlands National Park
    • Hike the Saddle Pass Trail
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
    • Take the Wild Caving Tour
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
    • Tour the Delta-01 with a park ranger
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Wind Cave National Park
    • View Wind Cave’s rare boxwork formation

Tennessee

  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    • Hike to Clingmans Dome
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River
  • Stone River National Battlefield

Texas

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
    • Walk through the mission’s buildings
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument

Utah

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Golden Spike National Historic Site

Vermont

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Virginia

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
    • Visit the mansion
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Park
  • Prince William Forest Park
    • Take a scenic drive
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
    • Go for a hike
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Washington

  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  • Mount Rainier National Park
    • Have a snowball fight
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site

West Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
    • Hike the famous trail
  • Bluestone National Scenic River
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • New River Gorge National River

Wisconsin

  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
    • Visit in the winter to view beautiful ice caves
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
  • Devils Tower National Monument
    • Walk the Tower Trail around the base
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
    • Enjoy the views along this scenic parkway
  • Yellowstone National Park
    • Visit the famous Old Faithful geyser

American Samoa

  • National Park of American Samoa

Guam

  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Puerto Rico

  • San Juan National Historic Site

The U.S. Virgin Islands

  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
    • Go snorkeling
  • Christiansted National Historic Site
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
  • Virgin Islands National Park

Washington, D.C.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Capital Parks
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • President’s Park – White House
  • World War I Memorial
  • World War II Memorial

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