Which state has the most National Parks in the US?

The United States has over 60 National Parks. Most of these National Parks are located in the western United States. Do you know which state has the most National Parks? Let’s find out.

Which state has the most National Parks in the US?

California is the state with the most National Parks in the US. There are 9 National Parks in California. They are –

National ParkArea
1Channel Islands National Park1,010 square kilometers
2Death Valley National Park13,650 square kilometers
3Joshua Tree National Park3,200 square kilometers
4Kings Canyon National Park1,869 square kilometers
5Lassen Volcanic National Park431 square kilometers
6Pinnacles National Park108 square kilometers
7Redwood National and State Parks562.5 square kilometers
8Sequoia National Park1,635 square kilometers
9Yosemite National Park3,027 square kilometers

Among these 9 National Parks in California, Death Valley National Park is the largest, and Yosemite National Park is the most visited.

Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park

After California, Alaska has the most National Parks. This is not a surprise. Alaska has 8 National Parks. Moreover, 7 of the top 10 largest National Parks in the US are in Alaska.

The 8 National Parks in Alaska are –

  1. Denali National Park
  2. Gates of the Arctic National Park
  3. Glacier Bay National Park
  4. Katmai National Park
  5. Kenai Fjords National Park
  6. Kobuk Valley National Park
  7. Lake Clark National Park
  8. Wrangell–St. Elias National Park (the largest National Park in Alaska and the United States)
Denali peak in Denali National Park
Denali peak in Denali National Park

US States with more than 1 National Park

  1. California – 9 National Parks
  2. Alaska – 8 National Parks
  3. Utah – 5 National Parks
  4. Colorado – 4 National Parks
  5. Arizona – 3 National Parks
  6. Florida – 3 National Parks
  7. Washington – 3 National Parks
  8. Hawaii – 2 National Parks
  9. Montana – 2 National Parks
  10. Nevada – 2 National Parks
  11. New Mexico – 2 National Parks
  12. South Dakota – 2 National Parks
  13. Texas – 2 National Parks
  14. Wyoming – 2 National Parks

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