The US National Parks I have been to

With my other measures of my travel (countries and UNESCO World Heritage sites) I realized that even though I have been to almost all the US states (I think North Dakota and Hawaii are the only ones I have never been in) there are other great measures of my travel — US National Parks.  So here is a list of all the parks along with when I was there (many are estimates).

  • Acadia, Maine
  • American Samoa
  • Arches, Utah in 1988
  • Badlands, South Dakota in 1996
  • Big Bend, Texas
  • Biscayne, Florida
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
  • Bryce Canyon, Utah in 1988
  • Canyonlands, Utah in 1999
  • Capitol Reef, Utah
  • Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
  • Channel Islands, California
  • Congaree, South Carolina
  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
  • Death Valley, California/Nevada
  • Denali, Alaska in 1994, 2015
  • Dry Tortugas, Florida
  • Everglades, Florida
  • Gates of the Arctic, Alaska
  • Glacier, Montana in 1996
  • Glacier Bay, Alaska
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona in 1988, 1998, 2008
  • Grand Teton, Wyoming in 1988, 1998, 2016
  • Great Basin, Nevada
  • Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
  • Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee, North Carolina
  • Guadalupe Mountains, Texas
  • Haleakalā, Hawaii
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Isle Royale, Michigan
  • Joshua Tree, California in 2004, 2011
  • Katmai, Alaska
  • Kenai Fjords, Alaska in 1994
  • Kings Canyon, California
  • Kobuk Valley, Alaska
  • Lake Clark, Alaska
  • Lassen Volcanic, California
  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
  • Mesa Verde, Colorado
  • Mount Ranier, Washington in 1994, 2017
  • North Cascades, Washington in 2017
  • Olympic, Washington in 2017
  • Petrified Forest, Arizona 1988
  • Pinnacles, California
  • Redwood, California in 1998
  • Rocky Mountain, Colorado in 2006
  • Saguaro, Arizona
  • Sequoia, California
  • Shenandoah, Virginia
  • Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota
  • Virgin Islands
  • Yoyageurs, Minnesota
  • Wind Cave, South Dakota
  • Wrangell-St. Elias, Alaska in 1994
  • Yellowstone, Wyoming, in 1988, 1998, 2017
  • Yosemite, California
  • Zion, Utah in 1988

That’s 17 out of the 62, just over a quarter of the nation’s National Parks.  New goal: add at least one new park each summer we’re back.  Looks like Florida and California should be in our plans!

zieak (2197 Posts)

Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.


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