• Randy Smythe

How many National Parks are there?


Grand Canyon National Park

According to the National Parks Service there are over 400 national properties that they manage but only 61 are designated as a National Park. The smallest is Gateway Arch in Missouri and the newest is Indiana Dunes (established in 2019). Seven of them are actually islands and many are extremely remote.


Over the next 12 months, I will be visiting each and every one of these National Parks and will be sharing stories, pictures and videos here on the site. Its going to be quite a challenge but I am looking forward to the experience. Please make sure to subscribe to the blog, YouTube channel and podcast so you don't miss any part of this great adventure.


Here is a list of National Parks by State:

Alaska: Denali Gates of the Arctic Glacier Bay Katmai Kenai Fjords Kobuk Valley Lake Clark Wrangell - St. Elias Arizona: Grand Canyon Petrified Forest Saguaro

Arkansas: Hot Springs

California: Channel Islands Death Valley Joshua Tree Kings Canyon Pinnacles Lassen Volcanic Redwood Sequoia Yosemite

Colorado: Black Canyon of the Gunnison Great Sand Dunes Mesa Verde Rocky Mountain

Florida: Biscayne Dry Tortugas Everglades

Hawaii: Haleakala Hawaii Volcanoes

Indiana: Indiana Dunes

Kentucky: Mammoth Cave

Maine: Acadia

Missouri: Gateway Arch

Minnesota: Isle Royale Voyageurs

Montana: Glacier

Nevada: Great Basin

New Mexico: Carlsbad Caverns

South Dakota: Theodore Roosevelt

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley

Oregon: Crater Lake

South Carolina: Congaree

South Dakota: Badlands Wind Cave

Tennessee: Great Smoky Mountains

Texas: Big Bend Guadalupe Mountains

Utah: Arches Bryce Canyon Capitol Reef Canyonlands Zion Virginia: Shenandoah

Washington: Mount Rainier North Cascades Olympic

Wyoming: Grand Teton Yellowstone

US Virgin Islands: Virgin Islands

American Samoa


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