Are the US National Parks on your bucket list? Here is a complete list of national parks by state.

We’ve given ourselves a photography challenge in all 50 states, but we also hope to spend enough time exploring every national park in the US. Though at one point in time, my friends called me indoorsy, we have both grown to appreciate the outdoors. The mountains are always calling us.

Eventually, we’ll put together in-depth guides for all these parks. Meanwhile, we linked the ones we wrote guides about. If you want to see them in alphabetical order, go here.

Before we get into it, can you guess which state has the most national parks? Also, see which of these popular national parks require reservations to get in.

Arch Rock Nature Trail in Joshua Tree National Park

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Last Updated: April 13, 2024

List of National Parks by State


Alaska →

  1.   Glacier Bay
  2.   Katmai
  3.   Kenai Fjords (Seward)
  4.   Lake Clark
  5.   Wrangell – St. Elias
  6.   Denali National Park →
  7.   Kobuk Valley
  8.   Gates of the Arctic

See More: 17 Unforgettable Things to do in Denali National Park


  1.   Hot Springs

Florida →

  1.  Biscayne
  2.  Dry Tortugas
  3.  Everglades

Hawaii →

  1.  Hawaii Volcanoes
  2.  Haleakalā


  1.  Indiana Dunes


  1.  Mammoth Cave


  1.  Isle Royale


  1.  Voyageurs

Missouri →

  1.  Gateway Arch

New Mexico →

  1.  Carlsbad Caverns
  2.  White Sands National Park → (newest park established Dec 20, 2019)

See More: 5 Incredible Things to do at White Sands National Monument

Ohio →

  1.  Cuyahoga Valley

South Dakota

  1.  Wind Cave
  2.  Badlands →

Tennessee →

  1.  Great Smoky Mountains (also in NC)


  1.  Shenandoah

West Virginia

  1.  New River Gorge National Park

American Samoa

  1.  American Samoa

US Virgin Islands

  1.  Virgin Islands

Map of US National Parks

Essential Tips

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Planning Checklist

Which of these parks have you been to? Which are on the top of your list?

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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.

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