America’s 59 National Parks

The system of parks, monuments, memorials, historical parks, seashores and other designations under the National Park Service now includes 398 units. (There are also a number of national monuments administered by other federal agencies, foremost the Bureau of Land Management.)

Of the 398 NPS units, 59 are designated national parks — “generally large natural places having a wide variety of attributes, at times including significant historic assets” — America’s foremost natural treasures.

Alaska Denali National Park & Preserve 1980 @DenaliNPS
Alaska Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve 1980
Alaska Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve 1980
Alaska Katmai National Park & Preserve 1980
Alaska Kenai Fjords National Park 1980
Alaska Kobuk Valley National Park 1980
Alaska Lake Clark National Park & Preserve 1980
Alaska Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve 1980
American Samoa National Park of American Samoa 1988
Arizona Grand Canyon National Park 1919 @GrandCanyonNPS
Arizona Petrified Forest National Park 1962 @PetrifiedNPS
Arizona Saguaro National Park 1994 @SaguaroNPS
Arkansas Hot Springs National Park 1921
California Channel Islands National Park 1980
California Death Valley National Park 1994 @DeathValleyNPS
California Joshua Tree National Park 1994 @JoshuaTreeNP
California Kings Canyon National Park 1940 @SequoiaKingsNPS
California Lassen Volcanic National Park 1916
California Pinnacles National Park 2013 @PinnaclesNPS
California Redwood National Park 1968
California Sequoia National Park 1890 @SequoiaKingsNPS
California Yosemite National Park 1890
Colorado Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 1999 @BlackCanyonNPS
Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve 2004
Colorado Mesa Verde National Park 1906
Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park 1915
Florida Biscayne National Park 1980
Florida Dry Tortugas National Park 1992
Florida Everglades National Park 1947
Hawaii Haleakala National Park 1916
Hawaii Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park 1916
Kentucky Mammoth Cave National Park 1941
Maine Acadia National Park 1919
Michigan Isle Royale National Park 1931
Minnesota Voyageurs National Park 1975
Montana Glacier National Park 1910 @GlacierNPS
Nevada Great Basin National Park 1986 @GreatBasinNPS
New Mexico Carlsbad Caverns National Park 1930
North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt National Park 1978 @TRooseveltNPS
Ohio Cuyahoga Valley National Park 2000
Oregon Crater Lake National Park 1902
South Carolina Congaree National Park 2003
South Dakota Badlands National Park 1978
South Dakota Wind Cave National Park 1903
Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1930
Texas Big Bend National Park 1944
Texas Guadalupe Mountains National Park 1972
Utah Arches National Park 1971 @ArchesNPS
Utah Bryce Canyon National Park 1928 @BryceCanyonNPS
Utah Canyonlands National Park 1964 @CanyonlandsNPS
Utah Capitol Reef National Park 1971 @CapitolReefNPS
Utah Zion National Park 1919 @ZionNPS
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands National Park 1956
Virginia Shenandoah National Park 1935
Washington Mount Rainier National Park 1899 @MountRainierNPS
Washington North Cascades National Park 1968 @NCascadesNPS
Washington Olympic National Park 1938
Wyoming Grand Teton National Park 1929 @GrandTetonNPS
Wyoming Yellowstone National Park 1872 @YellowstoneNPS

The year indicates when the park was established or when an existing area was re-designated as a national park. A few parks — e.g., Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains — are in more than one state.