National Parks in the USA

Canyon de Chelly

Since visiting national parks is such a big part of what we do on Albany Kid Family Travel, I decided to celebrate National Parks Week by creating a state-by-state listing of national parks and national park properties, including monuments, historic sites, and national seashores. And to use this page to organize all the resources that we are collecting on this topic. We have videos, travel tips, reviews, and a reservoir of family travel in national parks stories, many still to be published, so this is just the beginning of an ongoing project.

 

List of National Parks and Park Properties by State.

Alabama

National Parks in Alabama – 0

National Monuments in Alabama

Russell Cave

Additional National Park Properties in Alabama:

  • Little River Canyon National Preserve
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Alaska

National Parks in Alaska

 

Denali
Gates of the Arctic
Glacier Bay
Katmai
Kenai Fjords
Kobuk Valley
Lake Clark
Wrangell – St. Elias

National Monuments in Alaska

Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
USS Arizona Memorial World War II Valor in the Pacific
Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Archeological District

Additional National Park Properties in Alaska:

  • Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Noatak National Preserve
  • Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (part of Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park)
  • Sitka National Historical Park
  • Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

American Samoa

National Parks in American Samoa

American Samoa

Arizona

National Parks in Arizona

 

Grand Canyon
Petrified Forest
Saguaro

National Monuments in Arizona

Canyon de Chelly
Casa Grande Ruins
Chiricahua
Grand Canyon-Parashant
Hohokam Pima
Montezuma Castle
Navajo
Organ Pipe Cactus
Pipe Spring
Sunset Crater Volcano
Tonto
Tuzigoot
Walnut Canyon
Wupatki

Additional National Park Properties in Arizona:

  • Tumacácori National Historical Park
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  • Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Arkansas

National Parks in Arkansas

Hot Springs

 

National Park Properties in Arkansas:

  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site Arkansas

California

National Parks in California

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

National Monuments in California

Cabrillo
Devils Postpile
Lava Beds
Muir Woods
Pinnacles

Additional National Park Properties in California:

  • Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Alcatraz Island – Video Series
  • Presidio of San Francisco
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
  • Fort Point National Historic Site
  • Manzanar National Historic Site

Colorado

National Parks in Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Great Sand Dunes
Mesa Verde  Lessons Learned at Mesa Verde National Park
Rocky Mountain

National Monuments in Colorado

Colorado
Dinosaur
Florissant Fossil Beds
Hovenweep
Yucca House

Additional National Park Properties in Colorado:

  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Sit
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Connecticut

National Park Properties:

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site Connecticut

Delaware

 

National Park Properties in Delaware:

  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

National Monuments in Delaware:

  • First State National Monument (2013)

Florida

National Parks in Florida

Biscayne
Dry Tortugas  National Park Video Series
Everglades

National Monuments in Florida

Castillo de San Marcos
Fort Matanzas

Additional National Park Properties in Florida:

  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Georgia

National Parks in Georgia – 0

National Monuments in Georgia

Fort Frederica
Fort Pulaski
Ocmulgee

Additional National Park Properties in Georgia:

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Andersonville National Historic Site
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Guam

National Park Properties in Guam:

  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Hawaii

National Parks in Hawaii

Haleakala
Hawaii Volcanoes

Additional National Park Properties in Hawaii:

  • Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  • Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
  • Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Idaho

National Parks in Idaho

Yellowstone

National Monuments in Idaho

Craters of the Moon  National Monument and Preserve
Hagerman Fossil Beds

Additional Park Properties in Idaho:

  • City of Rocks National Reserve
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Minidoka National Historic Site

Illinois

Park Properties in Illinois:

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Indiana

Park Properties in Indiana:

  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Iowa

National Monuments in Iowa

Effigy Mounds

National Park Properties:

  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Kansas

Park Properties in Kansas:

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site

Kentucky

National Parks in Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

Additional Park Properties in Kentucky:

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Louisiana

National Parks in Louisiana – 0

National Monuments in Louisiana

Poverty Point

Additional Park Properties in Louisiana:

  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • Chalmette National Cemetery
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Maine

National Parks in Maine

Acadia

Maryland

National Parks in Maryland – 0

National Monuments in Maryland:

  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Site
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument (2013)

Additional National Park Properties in Maryland:

  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Massachusetts

National Parks in Massachusetts – 0

National Monuments in Massachusetts – 0

Additional National Park Properties in Massachusetts:

  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Adams National Historical Park
  • Boston National Historical Park
  • Lowell National Historical Park
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  • Boston African American National Historic Site
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site
  • Hampton National Historic Site

Michigan

National Parks in Michigan

Isle Royale  National Park Video Series

 

Additional National Park Properties in Michigan:

  • Keweenaw National Historical Park

Minnesota

National Parks in Minnesota

Voyageurs

National Monuments of Minnesota

Grand Portage
Pipestone

Mississippi

Additional National Park Properties in Mississippi:

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Natchez National Historical Park

Missouri

National Parks in Missouri – 0

National Monuments in Missouri

George Washington Carver

National Park Properties in Missouri:

  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Montana

National Parks in Montana

Glacier
Yellowstone  Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park

National Monuments in Montana

Little Bighorn Battlefield

Additional Park Properties in Montana:

  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

Nebraska

National Parks in Montana – 0

National Monuments in Nebraska

Agate Fossil Beds
Homestead
Scotts Bluff

National Parks Properties in Nebraska:

  • Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Nevada

National Parks in Nevada

Great Basin

 

National Park Properties in Nevada:

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area

New Hampshire

National Park Properties in New Hampshire:

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site New Hampshire

New Jersey

National Parks in New Jersey – 0

National Monuments in New Jersey – 0

Additional National Park Properties in New Jersey:

  • New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve
  • Morristown National Historical Park
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

New Mexico

National Parks in New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

National Monuments in New Mexico

Aztec Ruins
Bandelier
Capulin Volcano
El Malpais
El Morro
Fort Union
Gila Cliff Dwellings
Petroglyph
Rio Grande del Norte (2013)
Salinas Pueblo Missions
White Sands

Additional National Park Properties in New Mexico:

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Pecos National Historical Park
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Fort Craig National Historic Site

New York

National Parks in New York – 0

National Monuments in New York

African Burial Ground National Park Video Series
Castle Clinton
Fort Stanwix
Governors Island
Statue of Liberty

 Additional National Park Properties in New York:

  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site – Hyde Park, NY – The Roosevelt Story in Hyde Park, NY
  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site – Hyde Park, NY (see article above)
  • Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site – Hyde Park, NY (see article above)
  • Fire Island National Seashore
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
  • Women’s Rights National Historical Park
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site
  • Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  • Kate Mullany National Historic Site
  • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site
  • Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site

Beyond the National Parks in New York (State Parks and More):

North Carolina

National Parks in North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains

 

Additional National Park Properties in North Carolina:

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

North Dakota

National Parks in North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt

National Park Properties in North Dakota:

  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Ohio

National Parks in Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley

National Monuments in Ohio:

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (2013)

Additional National Park Properties in Ohio:

  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • First Ladies National Historic Site
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Oklahoma

National Park Properties in Oklahoma:

  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon

National Parks in Oregon

Crater Lake

National Monuments in Oregon

John Day Fossil Beds
Oregon Caves

Additional National Park Properties in Oregon:

  • Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • McLoughlin House Vancouver National Historic Reserve

Pennsylvania

National Park Properties in Pennsylvania:

  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
  • Deshler-Morris House
  • Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church National Historic Site
  • Independence Hall
  • National Constitution Center
  • Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Steamtown National Historic Site
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

National Park Properties in Puerto Rico:

  • San Juan National Historic Site

Rhode Island

National Park Properties:

  • Touro Synagogue National Historic Site

South Carolina

National Parks in South Carolina

Congaree

National Monuments in South Carolina

Fort Sumter

National Park Properties in South Carolina:

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site

South Dakota

National Parks in South Dakota

Badlands Going Bad In South Dakota: Tourist Traps and the Badlands
Wind Cave

National Monuments in South Dakota

Jewel Cave

National Park Properties in South Dakota:

  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site South Dakota

Tennessee

National Parks in Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains

Additional National Park Properties in Tennessee:

  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Texas

National Parks in Texas

Big Bend
Guadalupe Mountains

National Monuments in Texas

Alibates Flint Quarries

Additional National Park Properties in Texas:

  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site

Utah

National Parks in Utah

Arches
Bryce Canyon
Capitol Reef
Canyonlands
Zion

National Monuments in Utah

Cedar Breaks
Dinosaur
Hovenweep
Natural Bridges
Rainbow Bridge
Timpanogos Cave

National Park Properties in Utah:

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site

Vermont

National Park Properties in Vermont:

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Virgin Islands (US)

National Parks in the US Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands

National Monuments in the US Virgin Islands

Buck Island Reef
Virgin Islands Coral Reef

 

National Park Properties in the Virgin Islands:

  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Christiansted National Historic Site

Virginia

National Parks in Virginia

Shenandoah

National Monuments in Virginia

Booker T. Washington
Fort Monroe
George Washington Birthplace

Additional National Park Properties in Virginia:

  • Assateague Island National Seashore
  • Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Cape Henry Memorial
  • Colonial Parkway
  • Jamestown National Historic Site
  • Yorktown Battlefield
  • Yorktown National Cemetery
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

Washington

National Parks in Washington

Mount Rainier
North Cascades
Olympic

National Park Monuments in Washington:

  • San Juan National Monument (2013)

Additional National Park Properties in Washington:

  • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
  • KlondikeGold Rush National Historical Park (part of Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park)
  • Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

West Virginia

National Parks in West Virginia – 0

Additional National Park Properties in West Virginia:

Wyoming

National Parks in Wyoming

Grand Teton
Yellowstone Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park

 

National Monuments in Wyoming

Devils Tower
Fossil Butte

Additional National Park Properties in Wyoming:

  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Washington, D.C. (Maryland and Virginia)

National Park Properties in Washington, D.C.:

  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • Cape Henry Memorial
  • Colonial Parkway
  • Jamestown National Historic Site (affiliated area)
  • Yorktown Battlefield
  • Yorktown National Cemetery
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site

General Interest