National Parks

Stretching from the South Pacific, across the United States to the Caribbean, are 63 national parks. These national treasures preserve iconic landscapes, majestic mountains, primordial forests, arid deserts, misty coastlines, immense canyons, wildlife, and historic landmarks.

The opportunities for adventure are endless. Hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, sand boarding, horseback riding, mountaineering, canyoneering, and multi-day backpacking trips all make it onto the to-do list. Stand on the tallest peaks, go on a scenic drive through breathtaking landscapes, explore the underground fantasy land of caves and caverns, gaze up at the tallest trees in the world, camp under the stars, or explore unspoiled wilderness.

Whether you are planning a cross-country road trip or are just looking for your next adventure, we want to help you plan the perfect trip.

US National Parks List

We are on a mission to visit all of the national parks. Currently, we have been to 48 national parks with big plans to visit many more in the upcoming years.

Below is a list of the 63 national parks. To learn more about the parks we have visited, click the name of the park to be taken to a new page or post. Or, scroll down for more options.

COMPLETED | IN THE WORKS | STILL ON OUR TO-DO LIST

Map of the US National Parks

Below is a map of the locations of the national parks. Not on this map are American Samoa National Park or Virgin Islands National Park. The gray markers are parks that we have not visited yet. 

Which Ones Do You Want to Visit?

Acadia National Park
Arches National Park
Badlands National Park
Big Bend National Park
Biscayne National Park
Black Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Congaree National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
DEATH VALLEY National Park
Denali National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Gateway Arch National Park
Glacier National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Haleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Katmai National Park
Kenai Fjords  National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
New River Gorge National Park
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Saguaro National Park
Sequoia National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Virgin Islands National Park
White Sands National Park
Wind Cave National Park
Wrangell St Elias National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park
Zion National Park

Planning Advice & Inspiration

“National Parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”
Wallace Stegner, novelist, environmentalist, and Pulitzer Prize winner

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