National Parks come in MANY shapes and sizes. Don’t know where to start? Here is a COMPLETE guide and table to all 63 of the National Parks, along with their sizes and changes (if any) over the years.
Table of National Parks and Their Sizes
I’ve compiled a table of all the national parks including their sizes! Have a look below.
|National Park||Location||Square Miles||Changes in Forestry Over the Years|
|Acadia National Park||Maine||76.7||It used to be 73.4 square miles in 2015, and has since grown to be 76.7 square miles, as of May 2021.|
|American Samoa National Park||American Samoa||12.9||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Arches National Park||Utah||119.8||Weathering causes erosion. Over millions of years, the arches are bound to collapse. The formation of arches was caused by weathering.|
|Badlands National Park||South Dakota||379.3||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Big Bend National Park||Texas||1251.817||It is believed to be constantly changing, although no studies have been done.|
|Biscayne National Park||Florida||270.267||Biscanye faces the threat of completely disappearing due to climate change.|
|Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park||Colorado||47||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Bryce Canyon National Park||Utah||56||It has gained 2000 feet of elevation over the years.|
|Canyonlands National Park||Utah||527||Erosion is affecting the canyons, causing them to shrink. And climate change is increasing the temperature.|
|Capitol Reef National Park||Utah||378||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Carlsbad Caverns National Park||New Mexico||73||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Channel Islands National Park||California||390||There is constant erosion happening here.|
|Congaree National Park||South Carolina||41||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Crater Lake National Park||Oregon||286||Crater lake is getting warmer, and less snow is falling on it.|
|Cuyahoga Valley National Park||Ohio||50.8||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Death Valley National Park||California, Nevada||5270||There is an increase in temperature due to climate change. Animals would have to leave and find better conditions to live in.|
|Denali National Park||Alaska||7408||Human impact has been the main reason for changes. There is no specific research on the changes.|
|Dry Tortugas National Park||Florida||70||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Everglades National Park||Florida||7800||This park is highly susceptible to changes in climate. There are no specific studies on the changes.|
|Gates of the Arctic National Park||Alaska||13238||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Gateway Arch National Park||Missouri||0.14||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Glacier Bay National Park||Alaska||5129||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Glacier National Park||Montana||1583||Glaciers have been drinking due to climate change.|
|Grand Canyon National Park||Arizona||1902||Constant erosion causes the deepening and widening of the grand canyon.|
|Grand Teton National Park||Wyoming||485||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Great Basin National Park||Nevada||121||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Great Sand Dunes National Park||Colorado||232.9||It is very prone to change, however not enough specific research has been done on its changes.|
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park||Tennessee, North Carolina||816||Rising temperatures threaten the habitat, causing shrinking. There is a lack of specific research on the changes.|
|Guadalupe Mountains National Park||Texas||135||Human involvement has caused many changes, however there is a lack of research regarding this.|
|Haleakalā National Park||Hawaii||52||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park||Hawaii||505||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Hot Springs National Park||Arkansas||8.5||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Indiana Dunes National Park||Indiana||23.5||There has been erosion in the dunes over the years.|
|Isle Royale National Park||Michigan||893.4||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Joshua Tree National Park||California||1235.5||The trees are being threatened by climate change. They may disappear over the coming years. Not enough research has been done about the past changes.|
|Katmai National Park||Alaska||5741||Climate changes the makeup and appearance of Katmai’s forests. No specific research has been done.|
|Kenai Fjords National Park||Alaska||1046.7||Shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.|
|Kings Canyon National Park||California||1351.3||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Kobuk Valley National Park||Alaska||2736||It underwent boundary changes in 1980 when it became a national park.|
|Lake Clark National Park||Alaska||4094||Spruce beetle outbreaks has been affecting tree growth for the past 200 years.|
|Lassen Volcanic National Park||California||166||Mountain hemlock populations in the park began to expand in 1842 and establishment increased dramatically after 1880. It peaked during a warm meic period between 1895 and 1910.|
|Mammoth Cave National Park||Kentucky||82.6||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Mesa Verde National Park||Colorado||81.2||Large-scale wildfires have destroyed over 56 square miles of old-growth forests and shrublands in the park since 1989.|
|Mount Rainier National Park||Washington||369.3||The mountain is losing glacier volume at an accelerated rate.|
|New River Gorge National Park||West Virginia||9.375||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|North Cascades National Park||Washington||789||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Olympic National Park||Washington||1441.7||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Petrified Forest National Park||Arizona||229.576||Erosion is causing some trees, rocks, and land to be lost.|
|Pinnacles National Park||California||41.583||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Redwood National Park||California||172||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Rocky Mountain National Park||Colorado||415||Erosion has caused some mountain ranges to shrink over the years.|
|Saguaro National Park||Arizona||142.858||The cactuses are in danger of being extinct. No specific research on the changes in the past years.|
|Sequoia National Park||California||631.277||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Shenandoah National Park||Virginia||311.198||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Theodore Roosevelt National Park||North Dakota||110||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Virgin Islands National Park||United States Virgin Islands||23||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Voyageurs National Park||Minnesota||341||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|White Sands National Park||New Mexico||227.761||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Wind Cave National Park||South Dakota||52.88||Not enough research has been done on the changes in forestry.|
|Wrangell—St. Elias National Park||Alaska||20625||The ice in this park is threatened by climate change.|
|Yellowstone National Park||Wyoming, Montana, Idaho||3471.445||The active magma chamber caused measurable ground deformation due to the pressure.|
|Yosemite National Park||California||1168.731||The temperature has increased drastically over the years. Temperatures at 4000 foot Yosemite Valley can rise to more than 100 degrees fahrenheit.|
|Zion National Park||Utah||229||The elevation rose from near sea level to as high as 10,000 feet above sea level.In 1992, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake caused a landslide, which gave the streams greater cutting force in their descent to the sea.|
Every National Park Listed Down!
So now that you have a brief overview of the national parks, here they are with a little bit of information. But if you want to read more in detail, you can go here.
The United States is filled with GORGEOUS landscapes, and here are the national parks where you can find them!
If you want to read more information about the national parks, you can always visit the National Park Service (NPS) website.
NPS treats both national parks and preserves as a single unit. So expect the words to be interchanged frequently.
Almost every state has at least one national park, so you are sure to find one nearby you will like!
Acadia has 3.5 MILLION visits a year, making it one of the TOP 10 most visited national parks in the United States.
Although it’s not the largest in size, it gets a lot of park visitors. This is also an ISLAND park, so it’s great for those who LOVE islands!
American Samoa – American Samoa
The American Samoa brings you plenty of SIGHTS, SOUNDS, and EXPERIENCES that you will find in none of the other national parks in the United States.
This is a one-of-a-kind in this state. This beautiful island is, without a doubt, worth the trip.
Arches – Utah
Filled with RED-ROCKS, you will be amazed by its formations, refreshing trails, and beautiful sunsets. The state of the preserve is not comparable to any of the other national parks.
Badlands- South Dakota
Badlands gets visitors from all over, not just from the United States. It contains one of the world’s richest FOSSIL BEDS.
The area protects mixed-grass prairie, where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today. If you like animals, put them on your list of national parks to visit!
Big Bend – Texas
There are a diverse set of CACTUS BLOOMS here.
It is one of the national parks great for BIRD WATCHING.
Biscayne – Florida
Each island is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts who love MARINE LIFE.
This is one of the national parks that keep visitors entertained!
Black Canyon of the Gunnison – Colorado
Black Canyon will expose you to some of the STEEPEST CLIFFS, OLDEST ROCK, and CRAGGIEST SPIRES in the United States.
Enjoy the preserve, and put it on your list of national parks to visit.
Bryce Canyon – Utah
Irregular columns of rock exist everywhere, but Bryce Canyon has them in the LARGEST size found anywhere on earth!
Canyonlands – Utah
The rivers in Canyonlands divide into FOUR districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves.
Capitol Reef – Utah
Capitol Reef is located in south-central Utah, in the heart of red rock country.
There are HUGE fruit orchards that were established by early settlers and are now operated by the NPS.
Carlsbad Caverns – New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns is filled with high ancient sea ledges, deep rocky canyons, flowering cacti, and desert wildlife- treasures above the ground in the Chihuahuan Desert.
You get to enjoy the beauty of the state of New Mexico here.
Channel Islands – California
Channel Islands is made up of FIVE remarkable islands and their ocean environment.
Visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was here.
5 out of 8 of the islands are part of the Channel Islands. Each island is protected, holding 145 unique animal species.
Congaree – South Carolina
Waters from Congaree and Wateree Rivers carry nutrients and sediments that help to nourish and rejuvenate the ecosystem and support the growth of national and state champion trees.
Crater Lake – Oregon
Native Americans witnessed Crater Lake from 7,700 years ago when a VIOLENT ERUPTION triggered the collapse of a tall peak.
Here, you really get to enjoy the wonders that the state of Oregon brings.
There is also a place called Wizard Island. If you want to go to this island, you can take the Crater Lake boat tour.
Cuyahoga Valley – Ohio
The Cuyahoga Valley is a short distance away from urban areas like Cleveland and Akron. However, it doesn’t even feel like it’s in the same state! Parks that are close by are always appreciated.
It’s around the size of Vieques, a city in Puerto Rico.
Death Valley – California, Nevada
Death Valley National Park is a land that’s full of EXTREMES:
- It has towering peaks, frosted with winter snow.
- It also has steady drought and record summer heat.
- There are rare rainstorms in Death Valley that bring vast fields of wildflowers.
- Large oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans.
This is the fifth-largest national park in the United States.
Despite its name, Death Valley holds a diversity of life. You might as well change the name from Death Valley National Park to Life Valley!
Denali – Alaska
Denali is filled with wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road.
Fun Fact: It’s the third-largest national park in the United States!
In fact, the national parks in Alaska are huge. So do lookout for the other parks from there. With wild animals roaming the unfenced lands, this is definitely one of the parks worth seeing.
Dry Tortugas – Florida
Dry Tortugas is mostly open water with seven small islands in the state of Florida.
Unlike the other national parks, it is only accessible by boat or seaplane. There are seven islands to explore. While that does seem like a lot, each island is worth visiting at least once!
Everglades – Florida
Everglades protects a habitat for many RARE and ENDANGERED species unique to its state.
As an international treasure, World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected park area under the Cartagena Treaty, Everglades is definitely a notable national park.
Gates of the Arctic – Alaska
Gates of the Arctic does NOT have any ROADS or TRAILS.
At almost 8.5 million acres, this is the second-largest national park in the United States, second to Wrangell-St. Elias.
In fact, many of the national parks in Alaska make the top 10 biggest list of national parks.
Parks like these really help bring you in touch with nature.
Gateway Arch – Missouri
Being the only National Park in Missouri, this is definitely worth a visit if you live there.
Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century.
This is the smallest of all the national parks in the United States.
While it is not even close to the size of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, it definitely deserves a place among other national parks.
This preserve proves that size is not the only thing that makes a great attraction!
Glacier Bay – Alaska
Glacier Bay has rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords. If you live in or near Alaska, this is definitely worth visiting.
This is a highlight of the Inside Passage of Alaska. It is a World Heritage Site- one of the largest international protected areas in size.
From sea to summit, Glacier Bay gives LIMITLESS opportunities for adventure and inspiration.
This is the sixth-largest national park by size in the United States.
Make sure to put this in your bucket list of parks to visit!
Glacier – Alaska
Glacier National Park contains pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes.
It is worth visiting this if you live in this state, as well as the other parks.
You can relive the olden days through historic chalets, lodges, and the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Glacier National Park is definitely unique compared to other national parks.
Grand Canyon – Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park holds 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands.
There are millions of years of geologic history, shown by layered bands of colorful rock. The history really makes this STAND OUT against the other parks on this list.
Grand Teton – Wyoming
Grand Teton has EXTRAORDINARY wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain.
There are 200 miles of trails, and a Snake River, where you can enjoy the serenity of this magical place.
Grand Teton is one of the better parks for hikers. The calmness of a place is perfect for reflection, introspection, and gaining perspective.
Great Basin – Nevada
Great Basin contains the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak, as well as sage-covered foothills. The size of Wheeler Peak is enough to attract anyone!
In addition to the size, is the stunning diversity of the larger Great Basin region.
Great Sand Dunes – Colorado
Great Sand Dunes, unlike other national parks, is open 24/7 all year round.
Reservations are not needed to visit, and there is usually no limit on the number of visitors to the preserve. However, due to COVID restrictions, there is a limit of 10 visitors.
Great Smoky Mountains – Tennessee, North Carolina
This preserve is renowned all over for its DIVERSITY of plant and animal life.
Its ancient mountains and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. This is America’s MOST VISITED out of all the national parks.
Guadalupe Mountains – Texas
Guadalupe Mountains National Park holds mountains and canyons, desert and dunes, night skies, and spectacular vistas. It’s a MAGICAL place unlike any other.
Here’s what you’ll find in this stunning preserve:
- The world’s most extensive Permian fossil reef
- A diverse collection of flora and fauna
- The stories of lives shaped through conflict, survival, and cooperation.
Haleakalā – Hawaii
Haleakalā National Park is a special place that vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture.
Enjoy volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry.
The national parks in Hawaii are surely something WORTH experiencing.
Hawaii Volcanoes – Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, also known as The Big Island, protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes.
It holds the summits of two of the world’s MOST ACTIVE volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. This is nothing like the other national parks!
Hot Springs – Arkansas
The grand architecture of Hot Springs’ historic bathhouses are equally matched by nature, incomparable to other national parks.
Ancient thermal springs, mountain views, incredible geology, forested hikes, and abundant creeks are what make this place a unique and beautiful destination.
Indiana Dunes – Indiana
Indiana Dunes offers activities like scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach.
Hikers enjoy 50 miles of trails over dunes, wetlands, prairies, rivers, and forests.
Isle Royale – Michigan
Isle Royale National Park is a rugged and isolated island, FAR from the sights and sounds of civilization.
The island is surrounded by Lake Superior.
With its scenic beauty, it’s easy to find opportunities for reflection and discovery on this island park.
Joshua Tree- California
Joshua Tree National Park has two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and Colorado.
Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in Southern California.
Katmai – Alaska
Here’s a short historical fact: Katmai National Park (established in 1918) protects the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and the volcanically devastated region around Novarupta.
This is the fourth largest national park by size in the United States.
Kenai Fjords – Alaska
You’ll find the Kenai Fjords National Park at the edge of the Kenai Peninsula where ice age lingers.
The wildlife in this park thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice.
You can also take a trip to Fox Island for some KAYAKING!
Kings Canyon- California
Kings Canyon National Parks are carved by ancient glaciers. It contains deep valleys, several 14,000-foot peaks, and plenty of unexplored wilderness.
Kobuk Valley – Alaska
Kobuk Valley National Park houses caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage, among other things.
Fast Fact: Half a million caribou (reindeer) migrate through Kobuk Valley. Their tracks crisscross sculpted dunes.
In fact, the Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for visitors and wildlife.
Lake Clark – Alaska
Lake Clark National Park is where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, and each rocky mountain reflects in shimmering turquoise lakes.
Local people and culture still depend on the land and water.
This is the seventh-largest national park by size in America.
Lassen Volcanic – California
Lassen Volcanic National Park holds steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes.
Mammoth Cave – Kentucky
Mammoth Cave National Park holds the world’s longest known cave system. It is home to thousands of years of human history and rich diversity of plant and animal life.
Now get this. It’s also an International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mesa Verde – Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park has a wild landscape of deep canyons. Its expansive vistas are home to over a THOUSAND species, including several that live nowhere else on earth.
For over 700 years, the Ancestral Pueblo built thriving communities on the mesas and in the cliffs of Mesa Verde.
It protects the rich cultural heritage of 26 tribes and offers visitors a spectacular window into the past.
Mount Rainier – Washington
Mount Rainier National Park ascends 14,410 feet above sea level. It’s an iconic Washington landscape.
But here’s one thing worth noting! It’s also an active volcano – the most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States, spawning 5 major rivers.
New River Gorge – West Virginia
New River Gorge is rich in cultural and natural history and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
North Cascades – Washington
North Cascades National Park is roughly a 3-hour drive from Seattle. There are communities of life adapted to the moisture of the west and recurring fire in the east.
The jagged peaks are crowned by more than 300 glaciers.
Olympic – Washington
Olympic National Park has an incredible range of precipitation and elevation.
This park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems.
The size is comparable to Rhode Island.
Petrified Forest – Arizona
Petrified Forest National Preserve has all the wonders known for a century.
One such wonder is the Red Basin! It’s a backcountry hike you must try! There are also exhibits that bring stories to life.
Despite the name, this is one of the less petrifying national parks.
Pinnacles – California
Around 23 million years ago, multiple volcanoes erupted and formed what would become Pinnacles National Park.
Redwood – California
Redwood National Park is famous for having the TALLEST TREES ON EARTH.
It also protects vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild rivers, and 40 miles of rugged coastline. This deserves to be on anyone’s list of national parks to visit!
Rocky Mountain – Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park protects spectacular mountain environments.
This is one of the must-visit national parks for hikers, ESPECIALLY if you’re near Colorado.
Saguaro – Arizona
Tucson, Arizona holds the nation’s largest cacti. Saguaro National Park is the universal symbol of the American West.
These plants are protected by Saguaro National Park.
You get to see these ENORMOUS cacti here. This is definitely one of the more unique national parks.
Sequoia – California
Located south of Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park is known for its GIANT SEQUOIA TREES, especially the General Sherman tree – the largest on Earth!
The sheer size of the trees is going to make you gasp in awe!
Five of the world’s ten largest trees grow in the Giant forest. How about that for national parks worth visiting?
Shenandoah National Park is 75 miles or about an hour-drive from Washington, D.C.
Expect to see cascading waterfalls, amazing vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows.
There is plenty to explore here. Deer, songbirds, black bears, and more! Don’t forget to include this in your bucket list of national parks to visit.
Theodore Roosevelt – North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a rugged landscape. The strenuous life that Theodore Roosevelt experienced here helped shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.
Virgin Islands – United States Virgin Islands
In Virgin Islands National Park, you can hike to historic plantation sites and learn about when sugar dominated the island. You can also visit the ancient petroglyphs carved by the Taino Indians.
Voyageurs – Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park is full of interconnected water highways.
This is one of the national parks that require planning before you visit. Remember to bring your own watercraft or reserve one. You can also opt to take a park ranger boat tour.
White Sands – New Mexico
White Sands National Park rose from the heart of the Tularosa Basin, one of the world’s natural wonders.
If visiting the world’s largest gypsum dune field is something you’re interested in, consider this one out of all the national parks.
Wind Cave – South Dakota
Wind Cave National Park is one of America’s oldest national parks. The rolling prairie grasslands are home to bison, elk, and other wildlife.
Below the island of intact prairie sits the Wind Cave, one of the LONGEST and most COMPLEX caves in the world. This complex cave is also home to boxwork, a unique formation rarely found elsewhere.
Wrangell—St. Elias – Alaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park rose from the ocean all the way up to 18,008 feet. The sheer size of this park is amazing.
Wrangell-St. Elias is HUGE, being the same size as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Switzerland combined. At 4.85 million acres, it makes this the largest national park by size in the US National Park System!
In this wild landscape, people continue to live off the land as they have done for centuries. Wrangell-St. Elias is really a park worth visiting.
Yellowstone – Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Yellowstone National Park is the first national preserve, as of March 1, 1872, for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders. People from around the world have visited Yellowstone to witness the wonder for themselves.
Yellowstone is one of the more POPULAR national parks that people visit.
This is pretty big in size. How big? It’s the 8th largest national park in North America.
Yosemite – California
Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but you can also find deep valleys, grand meadows, the ancient giant sequoia tree, a vast wilderness area, and other things!
This is one of the bigger national parks, reaching about the size of Puerto Rico.
Zion – Utah
Zion National Park contains the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked.
Enjoy the view of the massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red, unique among all the national parks.
This is one of the more enchanting national parks.
How Many Square Miles of National Parks Are In the US?
The total size of area protected by the National Park System is around 81,562.5 square miles or 52.2 million acres.
The Size of the US is around 3.8 million square miles. This means that national parks make up more than 2% of its size.
Which of the National Parks in the United States has the Largest Area?
Measuring at 20,625 square miles, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest American National Park in size.
Most of the other parks with a similarly huge size are in Alaska.
Which is the Only State Without Any National Parks?
Delaware is the only state without any National Parks.
But if you live here, then don’t worry! There are plenty of places to visit. Fenwick Island is one place.
And that’s just one island out of the 69 that you can visit!
Which of the US National Parks Is the Smallest?
While Gateway Arch is the smallest National Park in size, it is not the smallest park in the National Park System. The smallest one in size is Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, being only 0.02 acres.
Which Is the First National Park?
The first national park is none other than…
Yellowstone! It’s existed since March 1, 1872!
Yellowstone is also a very popular park to visit due to its beautiful landscapes and heritage. It is also pretty large in size, so you can find many things to do there.
What Are the Best 10 Largest National Parks In the United States?
Here is a list of the parks and their state. We find that the state of Alaska has parks of the largest size.
- Wrangell–St. Elias -Alaska
- Gates of the Arctic – Alaska
- Denali – Alaska
- Katmai – Alaska
- Death Valley – California, Nevada
- Glacier Bay – Alaska
- Lake Clark – Alaska
- Yellowstone – Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
- Kobuk Valley – Alaska
- Everglades – Florida
Does Puerto Rico Have National Parks?
None of the parks mentioned were in Puerto Rico, as it’s not a state of America, despite this island being the size of one.
Although there are many historical sites, they are not considered national parks.
However, Puerto Rico in itself is a beautiful island, and definitely worth a visit.
Which National Parks are Also Islands?
If island hopping is your thing, you’re going to love these parks.
- Acadia National Park, Maine.
- Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida.
- Biscayne National Park, Florida.
- Channel Islands National Park, California.
- Isle Royale National Park, Michigan.
- Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands.
- National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa
To Learn More
Visiting national parks is an enticing way to get in touch with nature.
It’s great to know which ones are near you, and what you can do there. Hopefully, this article helped you learn more about the national parks in the United States!
Whether you want to visit a big park like Wrangell-St. Elias, a small one like Gateway Arch, or a historical one like Yellowstone, you can definitely find the park of your needs, no matter what state you’re in!