Full list of 63 National Parks of the United States – interesting facts

There are 63 National Parks in the United States, most of which are in the western part of the country. A National Park provides a protected environment to the local flora and fauna. The human activities are limited and mostly include hiking and wildlife observation. The following are the names of all the 63 National Parks of the United States.

63 National Parks of the United States in alphabetical order

National ParkState/territory
2American Samoa (National Park of American Samoa)American Samoa
4BadlandsSouth Dakota
5Big BendTexas
7Black Canyon of the GunnisonColorado
8Bryce CanyonUtah
10Capitol ReefUtah
11Carlsbad CavernsNew Mexico
12Channel IslandsCalifornia
13CongareeSouth Carolina
14Crater LakeOregon
15Cuyahoga ValleyOhio
16Death ValleyCalifornia
18Dry TortugasFlorida
20Gates of the ArcticAlaska
21Gateway ArchMissouri
23Glacier BayAlaska
24Grand CanyonArizona
25Grand TetonWyoming
26Great BasinNevada
27Great Sand DunesColorado
28Great Smoky Mountains National ParkNorth Carolina and Tennessee
29Guadalupe MountainsTexas
31Hawaiʻi VolcanoesHawaii
32Hot SpringsArkansas
33Indiana DunesIndiana
34Isle RoyaleMichigan
35Joshua TreeCalifornia
37Kenai FjordsAlaska
38Kings CanyonCalifornia
39Kobuk ValleyAlaska
40Lake ClarkAlaska
41Lassen VolcanicCalifornia
42Mammoth CaveKentucky
43Mesa VerdeColorado
44Mount RainierWashington
45New River GorgeWest Virginia
46North CascadesWashington
48Petrified ForestArizona
51Rocky Mountain National ParkColorado
55Theodore Roosevelt National ParkNorth Dakota
56Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
58White SandsNew Mexico
59Wind CaveSouth Dakota
60Wrangell–St. EliasAlaska
61YellowstoneWyoming, Montana, and Idaho

(Also read: Top 10 most visited National Parks in the US)

Landscape in Badlands National Park, North Dakota, United States
Badlands National Park, North Dakota, USA

Interesting facts about US National Parks

  • Wrangell–St. Elias National Park of Alaska is the largest National Park in the United States. The park has an area of 33,680 square kilometers.
  • Gateway Arch National Park located in Missouri is the smallest National Park in the United States with an area of just 0.4 square kilometers.
  • California has 9, Alaska has 8, Utah has 5, and Colorado has 4 National Parks.
  • Death Valley, the hottest place in America is located in Death Valley National Park.
  • Denali, the highest mountain in the United States is located inside Denali National Park.

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