The Complete List of all National Park Service Sites (and the Ones I’ve Visited) in the U.S.

With 421 sites in the National Park Service it can be a little difficult to keep up with it all. This list will help. You can also see where I've visited and read my stories about our national parks.

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Jason Barnette


October 4, 2018

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COVID-19 has changed the world. The tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit areas of the global pandemic. Local restaurants, museums, state and national parks have all changed hours of operation, procedures, and some have gone out of business altogether.

Please verify current operations of any places you want to visit mentioned in these articles, and contact me if a business has permanently closed so I can update the article. Thank you and stay safe out there!

(UPDATED October 28, 2020) On March 1, 1872 an act of Congress created Yellowstone National Park, the first such park of its kind in the world, in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming. Over three decades later on August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act that created the National Park Service. At the time there were 35 national parks and monuments that came under the jurisdiction of the new agency; today there are 419.

This list is a bit of a travel bucket list hopefully inspiring you to visit a National Park Service site on your next road trip. If you see the box checked that means I have visited the site and if it is a link you’ll find something I have written about that site.

Enjoy the list and I hope this might inspire you to visit a few (or all) of the National Park Service sites for yourself!

An (*) asterisk marks the national park sites I have visited.


National Park Sites


National Parks


Sites I’ve Visited

Alabama (9)

  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
  • Freedom Riders National Monument
  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
  • Natchez Trace Parkway *
  • Russell Cave National Monument
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Alaska (16)

  • Alagnak Wild River
  • Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
  • Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Noatak National Preserve
  • Sitka National Historical Park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
  • Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Arizona (22)

  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Coronado National Memorial
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Hohokam Pima National Monument
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Saguaro National Park
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Tumacacori National Historical Park
  • Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • Wupatki National Monument

Arkansas (7)

  • Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • Buffalo National River
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Hot Springs National Park
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

California (28)

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Castle Mountains National Monument
  • César E. Chávez National Monument
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  • Redwood National Park
  • Rosie the Riverter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Tule Lake National Monument
  • Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
  • Yosemite National Park

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Colorado (13)

  • Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes National Preserve
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  • Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut (2)

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

Delaware (1)

  • First State National Historical Park

Florida (12)

  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
  • Tule Lake National Monument

Georgia (11)

  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park *
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument *
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
  • Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Hawai’i (8)

  • Haleakalā National Park
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
  • Honouliuli National Historic Site
  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • Pu-uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
  • Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Idaho (7)

  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument
  • Craters of the Moon National Preserve
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Minidoka National Historic Site
  • Nez Pearce National Historical Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

Illinois (3)

  • Gateway Arch National Park
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Pullman National Monument

Indiana (3)

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  • Indiana Dunes National Park
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa (2)

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Kansas (5)

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky (6)

Louisiana (4)

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Poverty Point National Monument

Maine (4)

  • Acadia National Park
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
  • Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Maryland (16)

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Assateague Island National Seashore *
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park *
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine
  • Fort Washington Park
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway *
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Hampton National Historical Park
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • Piscataway Park
  • Thomas Stone National Historical Park
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Massachussets (15)

  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Boston National Historical Park
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Michigan (5)

  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota (5)

  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas
  • Pipestone National Monument
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
  • Voyageurs National Park

Mississippi (7)

Missouri (6)

  • Gateway Arch National Park
  • George Washington Carver National Monument
  • Harry S Truman National Historic Site
  • Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Montana (8)

  • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Nez Pearce National Historical Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

Nebraska (5)

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Homestead National Monument of America
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
  • Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada (4)

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

New Hampshire (2)

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park

New Jersey (9)

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Delaware National Scenic River
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

New Mexico (16)

  • Aztec Ruins National Monument
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • El Morro National Monument
  • Fort Union National Monument
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • White Sands National Park

New York (25)

  • African Burial Ground National Monument
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Delaware National Scenic River
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Federal Hall National Memorial
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • General Grant National Memorial
  • Governors Island National Monument
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Stonewall National Monument
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park *

North Carolina (10)

North Dakota (3)

  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio (8)

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park *
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park *
  • First Ladies National Historic Site *
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park *
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site *

Oklahoma (3)

  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon (5)

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • Nez Pearce National Historical Park
  • Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

Pennsylvania (18)

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Delaware National Scenic River
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Gettysburg National Military Park *
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park

Rhode Island (2)

  • Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

South Carolina (7)

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South Dakota (6)

  • Badlands National Park
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Wind Cave National Park

Tennessee (13)

Texas (14)

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument

Utah (13)

  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Golden Spike National Historical Park
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Zion National Park

Vermont (2)

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Virginia (21)

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail *
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial
  • Assateague Island National Seashore *
  • Blue Ridge Parkway *
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park *
  • Fort Monroe National Monument *
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway *
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park *
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Shenandoah National Park *
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Washington (14)

  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Nez Pearce National Historical Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Washington, D.C. (26)

  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park *
  • Constitution Gardens *
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Memorial *
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway *
  • Korean War Veterans National Memorial *
  • Lincoln Memorial *
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial *
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Capital Parks – East *
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks *
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial *
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial *
  • Washington Monument *
  • White House
  • World War I Memorial *
  • World War II Memorial *

West Virginia (6)

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail
  • Bluestone National Scenic River
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • New River Gorge National River

Wisconsin (2)

  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

Wyoming (7)

  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Devils Tower National Monument
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
  • Yellowstone National Park

U.S. Territories (8)

  • National Park of American Samoa
  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam
  • San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Preserve, Virgin Islands
  • Christiansted National Historic Site, Virgin Islands
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands
  • Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands
  • Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands
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