On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the first federal public park in North America. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act to create the National Park Service. At the time, there were only 35 national park units in the country – today there are 423.

The Roosevelt Arch still towers over the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Etched into stone, the phrase “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” comes from the 1872 act signed by Grant. The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve nature and history alike, maintaining land and historic buildings for interpretation and recreation by anyone.
 
Use this list of national park units organized by state to find your next adventure in the National Park System. Each listing includes the National Park Service website and any social media accounts associated with the unit.
 

Last updated on April 21, 2022

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Alabama (9)

Alaska (16)

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Arizona (22)

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Arkansas (7)

California (28)

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Colorado (12)

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Delaware (1)

Florida (11)

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Georgia (11)

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Hawai’i (8)

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Kansas (5)

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Kentucky (7)

Iowa (2)

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Louisiana (4)

Maine (4)

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Maryland (17)

Massachusetts (16)

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Minnesota (5)

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Mississippi (9)

Missouri (7)

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Montana (8)

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New Hampshire (2)

New Jersey (8)

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New Mexico (15)

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New York (24)

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North Carolina (10)

North Dakota (3)

Ohio (8)

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Oregon (5)

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Pennsylvania (19)

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South Carolina (7)

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South Dakota (6)

Tennessee (13)

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Texas (14)

Utah (13)

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Vermont (2)

Virginia (22)

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Washington (13)

Wisconsin (2)

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Wyoming (7)

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District of Columbia (22)

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U.S. Territories (8)