National Parks Near Me: All 423 National Parks

Did you know that the National Park Service doesn’t only maintain and supervise National Parks? The NPS actually uses numerous designations to help designate, classify and preserve sites that have a natural and/or historical significance. In Total there are 423 sites across the nation that hold a designation by the NPS. If you are looking to visit one of these, here is a handy list to help you find the National Parks near you.

 

What is a National Park Service Designation?

National Parks are the obvious rock stars of the National Parks System, many of which have very recognizable names but there are 19 different naming designations these units are commonly referred to as “Parks”. Below are the more common naming conventions you will come across in your search.

How Many National Parks are there in the United States?

According to the NPS there are 423 units that the National Park Service manages. 63 of those are designated as “National Parks”.

Type Number
National Park 63
National Monument 84
National Preserve 19
National Historical Park 62
National Historic Site 73
International Historic Site 1
National Battlefield Park 4
National Military Park 9
National Battlefield 11
National Battlefield Site 1
National Memorial 31
National Recreation Area 18
National Seashore 10
National Lakeshore 3
National River 14
National Reserve 2
National Parkway 4
National Trail 3
Other 11

The National Park Service manages 423 “units” that cover over 85 million acres in all 50 states including the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico. It should be noted that many of the units cover or traverse several states and have been included multiple times in the list below.

Alabama National Parks

Alaska National Parks

American Samoa National Parks

Arizona National Parks

Arkansas National Parks

California National Parks

Colorado National Parks

Connecticut National Parks

Delaware National Parks

Florida National Parks

Georgia National Parks

Guam National Parks

Hawaii National Parks

Idaho National Parks

Illinois National Parks

Indiana National Parks

Iowa National Parks

Kansas National Parks

Kentucky National Parks

Louisiana National Parks

Maine National Parks

Maryland National Parks

Massachusetts National Parks

Michigan National Parks

Minnesota National Parks

Mississippi National Parks

Missouri National Parks

Montana National Parks

Nebraska National Parks

Nevada National Parks

New Hampshire National Parks

New Jersey National Parks

New Mexico National Parks

New York National Parks

North Carolina National Parks

North Dakota National Parks

Ohio National Parks

Oklahoma National Parks

Oregon National Parks

Pennsylvania National Parks

Puerto Rico National Parks

Rhode Island National Parks

South Carolina National Parks

South Dakota National Parks

Tennessee National Parks

Texas National Parks

Utah National Parks

Vermont National Parks

Virgin Islands National Parks

Virginia National Parks

Washington National Parks

Washington DC National Parks

West Virginia National Parks

Wisconsin National Parks

Wyoming National Parks