We already have an ambitious goal of going to all 61 National Parks in the next few years, but we are also considering living on the road after we leave San Diego. That means we may have to do all 423 National Park Units (that’s how many there are as of 2021)! (Click links to see full posts + map at bottom)

400+ National Parks in the US to add to Your Outdoors Bucket List

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Last Updated: December 8, 2019.  First Published: February 4, 2016

Complete List of National Parks in the US

Pro Tip: We highly recommend the America is Beautiful pass that gets you into all the National Park units, USDA Forest Service, BLM lands, and more. We’ve gotten one every year for the past 5 years. If you don’t have one, you can also visit on free entrance days in 2020.

  • January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
  • September 26 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

If you are visiting any other dates, the entrance fees still go towards supporting the parks.

Connecticut National Parks

Delaware National Parks


  1. City of Rocks National Reserve
  2. Craters of the Moon National Monument +
  3. Craters of the Moon National Preserve
  4. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  5. Minidoka National Historic Site
  6. Nez Perce National Historical Park


  1. Antietam National Battlefield
  2. Assateague Island National Seashore (also VA)
  3. Catoctin Mountain Park
  4. C & O Canal National Historical Park (also DC)
  5. Clara Barton National Historic Site
  6. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  7. Fort Washington Park
  8. Greenbelt Park
  9. Hampton National Historic Site
  10. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  11. Monocacy National Battlefield
  12. Piscataway Park
  13. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (also PA)
  14. Thomas Stone National Historic Site


  1. Adams National Historical Park
  2. Boston African American National Historic Site
  3. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  4.  Boston National Historical Park
  5. Cape Cod National Seashore
  6. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  7. John F. Kennedy National Historic Site
  8. Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
  9. Lowell National Historical Park
  10. Minute Man National Historical Park
  11. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  12. Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  13. Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  14. Springfield Armory National Historic Site


  1. Isle Royale National Park
  2. Keweenaw National Historical Park
  3. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  4. River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  5. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


  1. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  2. Natchez National Historical Park
  3. Natchez Trace Parkway (also AL, TN)
  4. Natchez Trace National Trail (also AL, TN)
  5. Tupelo National Battlefield
  6. Vicksburg National Military Park (also LA)


  1. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  2. Homestead National Monument of America
  3. Missouri National Recreational River (also SD)
  4. Niobrara National Scenic River
  5. Scotts Bluff National Monument

New Jersey

  1. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (also PA)
  2. Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River
  3. Morristown National Historical Park
  4. Paterson Great Falls National Historial Park
  5. Thomas Edison National Historial Park

New Mexico

  1.  Aztec Ruins National Monument
  2. Bandelier National Monument
  3. Capulin Volcano National Monument
  4. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  5. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  6. El Malpais National Monument
  7. El Morro National Monument
  8. Fort Union National Monument
  9. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  10. Manhattan Project National Historical Park (also TN, WA)
  11. Pecos National Historical Park
  12. Petroglyph National Monument
  13. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  14. Valles Caldera National Preserve
  15.  White Sands National Park
White Sands National Monument in New Mexico
  1. African Burial Ground National Monument
  2. Castle Clinton National Monument
  3. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  4. Federal Hall National Memorial
  5. Fire Island National Seashore
  6. Fort Stanwix National Monument
  7. Gateway National Recreation Area (also NJ)
  8. General Grant National Memorial
  9. Governors Island National Monument
  10. Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  11. Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
  12. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  13. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  14. Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  15. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  16. Saratoga National Historical Park
  17. Statue of Liberty National Monument (also NJ)
  18. Stonewall National Monument
  19. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  20. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  21. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  22. Women’s Rights National Historical Park
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North Carolina

  1. Blue Ridge Parkway (also VA)
  2. Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  3. Cape Lookout National Seashore
  4. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  5. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  6. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  7. Moores Creek National Battlefield
  8. Wright Brothers National Memorial


  1.  Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  2. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  3.  Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  4. First Ladies National Historic Site
  5. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  6. James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  7. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
  8. William Howard Taft National Historic Site


  1. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  2. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  3. Eisenhower National Historic Site
  4. Flight 93 National Memorial
  5. Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  6. Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  7. Gettysburg National Military Park
  8. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  9. Independence National Historical Park
  10. Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  11. Middle Delaware National Scenic River
  12. Steamtown National Historic Site
  13. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  14. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  15. Valley Forge National Historical Park

South Carolina

  1. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  2. Congaree National Park
  3. Cowpens National Battlefield
  4. Fort Sumter National Monument
  5. Kings Mountain National Military Park
  6. Ninety Six National Historic Site
  7. Reconstruction Era National Monument
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  1. Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  2. Amistad National Recreation Area
  3. Big Bend National Park
  4. Big Thicket National Preserve
  5. Chamizal National Memorial
  6. Fort Davis National Historic Site
  7. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  8. Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  10. Padre Island National Seashore
  11. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  12. Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  13. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  14. Waco Mammoth National Monument
Balanced Rock Big Bend National Park


  1.  Arches National Park
  2.  Bryce Canyon National Park
  3.  Canyonlands National Park
  4.  Capitol Reef National Park
  5. Cedar Breaks National Monument
  6. Golden Spike National Historic Site
  7.  Natural Bridges National Monument
  8. Rainbow Bridge National Monument (by boat only)
  9. Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  10.  Zion National Park
The Narrows Zion Utah National Parks


  1. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  2. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  3. Booker T. Washington National Monument
  4. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  5. Colonial National Historical Park
  6. Fort Monroe National Monument
  7. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  8. George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  9. George Washington Memorial Parkway (also MD, DC)
  10. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  11. Manassas National Battlefield Park
  12. Petersburg National Battlefield Park
  13. Prince William Forest Park
  14. Richmond National Battlefield Park
  15. Shenandoah National Park
  16. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts


  1. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  2. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (also OR)
  3. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  4. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  5.  Mount Rainier National Park
  6. North Cascades National Park
  7.  Olympic National Park
  8.  Ross Lake National Recreation Area
  9. San Juan Island National Historical Park
  10. Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Hall of Mosses Olympic National Park

Washington DC

  1. Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
  2. Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  3. Constitution Gardens
  4. Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  6. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  7. Korean War Veterans Memorial
  8.  Lincoln Memorial
  9.  Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  10. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  11. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  12. National Capital Parks
  13. National Mall
  14. Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  15. Rock Creek Park
  16. Theodore Roosevelt Island
  17. Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  18. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  19. Washington Monument
  20.  White House and President’s Park
  21. World War I Memorial
  22. World War II Memorial
United States Capitol Washington DC Bucket List

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Essential Tips for Visiting National Parks in the USA

  • Save money by getting the America the Beautiful Annual Pass if you plan on visiting more than one National Park within one year. This is good for any of the 400+ National Park units, Forest Service, BLM, and more. It is not accepted at state parks.
  • If you like to get stamps from the visitor centers, pick up a Passport to the National Parks.
  • Check in with park rangers when you first arrive. They can give you insight on the current conditions of the park and any “hidden gems”.
  • Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter
  • Which National Parks to Visit in the Summer
  • Leave the park better than you found it. With the influx of new visitors, it’s hard for the park staff to clean up after them. Bring a trash bag with you, so that if you see any litter, you can help pick it up.
  • Bring enough water with you, especially if you’re visiting dryer climates.
  • Wear layers. Many parks can be hot during the day and drop to cold temperatures at night.

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