Here's a list of every national park in the United States so you can plan your next outdoor adventure.

By Madeline Bilis
Updated January 08, 2021
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The United States just added a new national park to its roster of incredible public lands: New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. This West Virginia park runs along 53 miles of the New River and encompasses over 70,000 acres of the beautiful wooded gorge.  Plus, it offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing, and white water rafting.

Its addition to the long list of U.S. national parks made us wonder — just how many national parks are there?

The U.S. National Park Service was founded in 1916, but the country’s first national park predates it — Yellowstone National Park debuted in 1872 when President Ulysses S. Grant signed it into law. In the years since, America has amassed a total of 63 national parks, from the northern reaches of Alaska to the waters of the Florida Keys. (To see them all, you’d need to visit 30 states and two U.S. territories.)

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While the National Park System comprises 423 national park sites, only 63 of them have the “National Park” designation in their names. The other sites fall into different National Park System categories like National Historic Sites, National Monuments, National Seashores, National Recreation Areas, and others. The NPS’s website has a handy U.S. National Parks map, as well as a U.S. National Parks list for reference.

Some of the most popular national parks in the country, like Glacier National Park and Yosemite National Park, bring in millions of visitors each year, while some underrated parks, like Capitol Reef and Great Basin, remain not-so-hidden gems.

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Ahead, see the full list of all 63 national parks in the U.S.

Badlands National Park: South Dakota

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Congaree National Park: South Carolina

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Death Valley National Park: California, Nevada

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Tennessee, North Carolina

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Olympic National Park: Washington

Redwood National Park: California

Sequoia National Park: California

Virgin Islands National Park: United States Virgin Islands

Wind Cave National Park: South Dakota

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Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho

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