Magnificent canyons. Grandiose mountains. Old-growth forests. Expansive deserts. There’s so much to see in America’s national parks. Whether you’re camping, hiking, or taking a scenic drive, you’ll have plenty to do in the national park of your choosing.

There are 63 national parks in the United States, ranging in age from 1 to 150 years old. In addition to the 63 national parks, the National Park Service manages another 400+ monuments, historic sites, and recreation areas. Each year, these parks get more than 200 million visitors.

Whether you’re visiting your first national park or checking the last one off your bucket list, Well Planned Journey is here to help! Keep reading to discover the best of America’s national parks!

Complete US National Parks List

I’m on a mission to visit every national park in the United States. Along the way, I’m documenting all my trips with the best national park travel advice so you can too!

Below is a list of all 63 national parks, complete with the latest park, New River Gorge! The parks linked below are ones covered on Well Planned Journey. Click the link to learn more and read the itineraries and travel guides dedicated to each park.

Acadia
American Samoa
Arches
Badlands
Big Bend
Biscayne
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Bryce Canyon
Canyonlands
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Channel Islands
Congaree
Crater Lake
Cuyahoga Valley
Death Valley
Denali
Dry Tortugas
Everglades
Gates of the Arctic
Gateway Arch

Glacier Bay
Glacier
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Great Basin
Great Sand Dunes
Great Smoky Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
Haleakala
Hawai’i Volcanoes
Hot Springs
Indiana Dunes
Isle Royale
Joshua Tree
Katmai
Kenai Fjords
Kings Canyon
Kobuk Valley
Lake Clark
Lassen Volcanic
Mammoth Cave

Mesa Verde
Mount Rainier
New River Gorge
North Cascades
Olympic
Petrified Forest
Pinnacles
Redwood
Rocky Mountain
Saguaro
Sequoia
Shenandoah
Theodore Roosevelt
Virgin Islands
Voyageurs
White Sands
Wind Cave
Wrangell-St. Elias
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion

Most Popular National Parks

Don’t know where to start? If you’re new to the national parks, you can start by visiting some of the more popular parks. Here are some of the most visited national parks in the United States covered here on Well Planned Journey.

  • Glacier National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park

These parks are all featured in my ultimate list of the US National Parks.

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