Acadia, Bryce, Crater Lake and many more – how many national parks have YOU visited? With so many incredible landmarks to learn about scattered across the United States and several territories, it can be difficult to keep track! That’s why we’ve created a handy U.S. National Parks Checklist just for you. Use the below National Parks Checklist to keep a record of your adventures in America’s beloved canyons, forests, mountains and more. 

You can also download our printable National Parks Checklist to keep on hand while you’re on the go. It includes plenty of space to record the dates you visit, your travel companions and your favorite memories!

Not sure where to start exploring? Browse our complete collection of National Parks Programs, and start checking these American icons off your list!

A Complete Checklist of All National Parks in the U.S.

  1. Acadia National Park, Maine
  2. American Samoa National Park, American Samoa
  3. Arches National Park, Utah
  4. Badlands National Park, South Dakota
  5. Big Bend National Park, Texas
  6. Biscayne National Park, Florida
  7. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
  8. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  9. Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  10. Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  11. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
  12. Channel Islands National Park, California
  13. Congaree National Park, South Carolina
  14. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  15. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
  16. Death Valley National Park, California & Nevada
  17. Denali National Park, Alaska
  18. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida
  19. Everglades National Park, Florida
  20. Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
  21. Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri
  22. Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  23. Glacier National Park, Montana
  24. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  25. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  26. Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  27. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
  28. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina
  29. Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
  30. Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii
  31. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
  32. Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
  33. Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana
  34. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
  35. Joshua Tree National Park, California
  36. Katmai National Park, Alaska
  37. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  38. Kings Canyon National Park, California
  39. Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska
  40. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
  41. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
  42. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
  43. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  44. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  45. North Cascades National Park, Washington
  46. Olympic National Park, Washington
  47. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
  48. Pinnacles National Park, California
  49. Redwood National Park, California
  50. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  51. Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  52. Sequoia National Park, California
  53. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
  54. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
  55. Virgin Islands National Park, United States Virgin Islands
  56. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
  57. White Sands National Park, New Mexico
  58. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
  59. Wrangell—St. Elias National Park, Alaska
  60. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana & Idaho
  61. Yosemite National Park, California
  62. Zion National Park, Utah

Ready to go? Before you set off on your first learning adventure in America’s national parks, make sure to read our travel tips and browse our collection of national parks blogs for insider information from our experts!


About the Author
Hailing from London, England, Alexander Morris studied at The School of Oriental and African Studies in his home city. He began his Road Scholar journey 13 years ago designing small programs in the Midwest, learning a great deal about North America in the course of managing and developing unique programming. In his current position as the Director of Strategy and Program Development, his broader International perspective and knowledge is invaluable as he oversees new Road Scholar programming across the globe. Alex espouses the value of an occasional sabbatical to recharge creative batteries, spending four months sailing the Greek Islands prior to joining Road Scholar and more recently spending a year in Costa Rica.

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