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Complete List of All 429 National Park Units | Interactive Map + NPS Websites

Find the national parks on the interactive map or browse by state.

By Jason Barnette | Travel writer and photographer with 15+ years of road tripping experience

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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 429.

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.

This list is more than just the 63 national parks that so many other list. It’s a list of all 429 national park units. The national parks for each state are listed first followed by the remaining national park units. Each listing includes links to the park’s website and social media accounts. That’s a lot of information!

Last Updated: April 4, 2024

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How to use this map | Click the icon in the top-left corner to open the Map Legend, then click on any of the legend items to display more information. If you have a Google account, click the (very faint) star at the end of the map’s name to save this map to your account, then access the map from your smartphone during your trip.

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Alabama

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Alaska

National Parks in Alaska

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Arizona

National Parks in Arizona

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Arkansas

National Parks in Arkansas

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California

National Parks in California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

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National Parks in Florida

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Georgia

Hawai’i

National Parks in Hawai’i

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Idaho

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Illinois

Indiana

National Parks in Indiana

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Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

National Parks in Kentucky

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Louisiana

Maine

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Maryland

Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

National Parks in Minnesota

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Mississippi

Missouri

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Montana

National Parks in Montana

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Nebraska

Nevada

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New Hampshire

New Jersey

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New Mexico

National Parks in New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

National Parks in North Carolina

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North Dakota

National Parks in North Dakota

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Ohio

Read More | The 8 National Parks in Ohio You Need to Visit

National Parks in Ohio

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Oklahoma

Oregon

National Parks in Oregon

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Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

National Parks in South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

National Parks in Texas

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Utah

National Parks in Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

Read More | 22 National Park Units in Virginia You Need to Visit | Things to Do + Interactive Map

National Parks in Virginia

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Washington

National Parks in Washington

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West Virginia

National Parks in West Virginia

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Wisconsin

Wyoming

National Parks in Wyoming

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District of Columbia

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U.S. Territories

National Parks in the U.S. Territories

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many national parks are in the US?

There are 63 national parks in the National Park System, and there are 424 national park units in the entire system.

What is the newest national park?

The newest national park is New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia. Established in 2020, it is the Mountaineer State’s first national park.

What is the oldest national park?

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the world. The park was established in 1872 when President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law.

When was the National Park Service founded?

The National Park Service was founded on August 25, 1916 when President Woodrow Wilson signed an act of Congress.

What state has the most national parks?

California has the most national parks with a total of 9, although Sequoia and King Canyon National Park are managed together.

What state has the most national park units?

California has the most national park units in the country with 28.

Do all states have national parks?

Only 30 states have a national park. However, there is at least one national park unit in every state in the country.

What is the difference between the National Park Service and the US Forest Service?

The primary difference between the National Park Service and US Forest Service is the management of their properties. The National Park Service’s mission is the preserve natural landscapes and historical places as they were. The US Forest Service is a steward of public lands, facilitating mining, logging, and development while also maintaining balance in the ecosystem.

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