The National Parks system is one of the gems of the USA. Beginning with the Yellowstone National Park Act of 1872, it set aside more than 2 million acres in Wyoming and Montana for the "benefit and enjoyment of the people" and established itself as the first National Park. Since then the park system has grown to 60 national parks, with the most recent being Gateway Arch in Missouri. 

Whether it's your first time or you are a repeat visitor it seems like the each park has something unique to offer each time. Below is a list of National Parks by state. It's organized in alphabetical order to make it easier to navigate. There are 29 different states and territories in the U.S. that have at least one national park. If you'd like to learn more, we've developed individual resources based on each state. Just click on the link for each state to go to the parks there. 

Alaska

The wild mystery of Alaska attracts people from all over the world. With Glaciers, Grizzlies and open land as far as the eye can see, it's definitely awe inspiring.

American Samoa

One of the furthest and least frequented places within the park system. It's not the easiest to get to but it is an island paradise with beautiful beaches and a thick rainforest. Don't let the isolated location keep you away!

Arizona

The desert isn't all that bad. The parks are diverse depending on where you go in the state. The Grand Canyon gets notoriety from all the guides, but check out Saguaro and Petrified too, they are something.

Arkansas

The hot mineral water in the bathhouses that have been around since the 1800s are just part of the parks allure. There are also hiking trails that take you into the mountainous area surrounding.

There are a total of eight parks in California. Each one is unique and well worth a visit. Some are really small while others are gigantic and hold some of the worlds oldest and tallest trees.

Colorado

Rocky Mountain is probably one of the better known parks in the region. The park isn't that far from Denver and if you like hiking, it's a wonderland.