Some major national parks in the United States include Bryce Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Death Valley, Denali and Everglades National Park. American national parks consist of swamplands, active volcanoes, forests and deserts.
Most of the national parks in the United States are scattered across the U.S. continent. The geographically separate states of Hawaii and Alaska are home to one and eight national parks, respectively. Another park is also situated in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States.
U.S. national parks, run by the National Parks Service, protect the landscape and provide outdoor recreation in selected areas across the United States. President Ulysses S. Grant made Yosemite, already a protected area, the first national park in 1872. Other popular national parks include Yellowsto
As of 2015, there are 59 fully fledged national parks in the United States that are distributed among 27 states and two territories (American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
California has the most national parks with nine, followed by Alaska with eight. As of 2015, California is also home to one of the newest national parks in the system: Pinnacles National Park, which was established in 2013.
A few popular national parks in the United States are Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park. As of 2014, each of these parks had several million visitors. The National Park Service oversees and maintains these and other U
Yellowstone National Park, which was founded in 1872, is the first and oldest national park in the United States' National Park System. In fact, Yellowstone is older than the National Park Service itself, which wasn't established until 1916.
The National Parks Conservation Association website provides a list of national parks by state. Visitors can conduct searches alphabetically or by selecting the state of choice from the map of the United States.
The primary purpose of national parks is to protect natural wonders and the wildlife located within these environments. Yellowstone was the world's first national park, created by the U.S. Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
There are 59 National Parks in the United States, including Grand Canyon, Arizona; Badlands, South Dakota; Shenandoah, Virginia; and Zion, Utah. Yellowstone in Wyoming-Montana-Idaho and Yosemite in California are popular with visitors.