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[[Image:Grand-canyon-D7498.JPG|thumb|300px|The [[Grand Canyon]]]]
 
[[Image:Grand-canyon-D7498.JPG|thumb|300px|The [[Grand Canyon]]]]
[[Image:01-denali-from-reflection-pond.jpg|thumb|300px|Denali (Mt. McKinley) from Reflection Pond]]
 
[[Image:GatesoftheArctic.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]
 
[[Image:Lake Powell.jpg|thumb|300px|Lake Powell]]
 
 
  
 
The [[United States]] has an extensive series of national parks [http://nps.gov/], monuments, historic sites, shorelines, and scenic trails that protect natural and cultural sites throughout the country.
 
The [[United States]] has an extensive series of national parks [http://nps.gov/], monuments, historic sites, shorelines, and scenic trails that protect natural and cultural sites throughout the country.
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As of 2007, the "National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass" [http://nps.gov/fees_passes.htm] sold by the NPS for $80 ($10 for seniors over 62) allows free entrance to almost all sites managed by the Parks Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation, though additional fees for tours, camping, and other services may be charged.
 
As of 2007, the "National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass" [http://nps.gov/fees_passes.htm] sold by the NPS for $80 ($10 for seniors over 62) allows free entrance to almost all sites managed by the Parks Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation, though additional fees for tours, camping, and other services may be charged.
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[[Image:01-denali-from-reflection-pond.jpg|thumb|300px|Denali (Mt. McKinley) from Reflection Pond, [[Denali National Park]]]]
  
 
==[[Alabama]]==
 
==[[Alabama]]==
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==[[Alaska]]==
 
==[[Alaska]]==
 
[[Image:Ak-national-parks.jpg|right|frame|Alaska National Parks]]
 
[[Image:Ak-national-parks.jpg|right|frame|Alaska National Parks]]
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[[Image:GatesoftheArctic.jpg|thumb|right|300px| [[Gates of the Arctic National Park]]]]
 
* Admiralty Island National Monument near [[Juneau]] (USDA FS)
 
* Admiralty Island National Monument near [[Juneau]] (USDA FS)
 
* Alagnak Wild River
 
* Alagnak Wild River
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==[[Arizona]]==
 
==[[Arizona]]==
 
[[Image:Az-national-parks.gif|right|frame|Arizona National Parks]]
 
[[Image:Az-national-parks.gif|right|frame|Arizona National Parks]]
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[[Image:Lake Powell.jpg|thumb|300px|Lake Powell, [[Glen Canyon National Recreation Area]]]]
 
* Agua Fria National Monument, north of [[Phoenix]] (BLM)
 
* Agua Fria National Monument, north of [[Phoenix]] (BLM)
 
* [[Arizona National Scenic Trail]] (USDA FS)
 
* [[Arizona National Scenic Trail]] (USDA FS)
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==[[Arkansas]]==
 
==[[Arkansas]]==
[[WikiPedia:Buffalo National River|300px]]
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[[Image:BuffRiver.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Buffalo National River]]]]
 
* Arkansas Post National Memorial, [[Gillet]]
 
* Arkansas Post National Memorial, [[Gillet]]
 
* [[Buffalo National River]], [[Ozarks]], [[Ozarks (Arkansas)]]
 
* [[Buffalo National River]], [[Ozarks]], [[Ozarks (Arkansas)]]
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==[[California]]==
 
==[[California]]==
 
[[Image:Ca-national-parks.png|right|frame|California National Parks]]
 
[[Image:Ca-national-parks.png|right|frame|California National Parks]]
[[Image:BuffRiver.jpg|thumb|300px|Buffalo National River]]
 
 
[[Image:Death_Valley-Sandstone.jpg|thumb|300px|Sun-baked sand in Death Valley]]
 
[[Image:Death_Valley-Sandstone.jpg|thumb|300px|Sun-baked sand in Death Valley]]
[[Image:SequoiaKingsCanyon-7-General-Sherman.JPG|thumb|300px|right|General Sherman, the world's largest tree, in Sequoia National Park]]
 
 
* [[Alcatraz|Alcatraz Island]], [[San Francisco]]
 
* [[Alcatraz|Alcatraz Island]], [[San Francisco]]
 
* Cabrillo National Monument, [[San Diego]]
 
* Cabrillo National Monument, [[San Diego]]
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* Sawtooth National Recreation Area, near [[Ketchum]] (USDA FS)
 
* Sawtooth National Recreation Area, near [[Ketchum]] (USDA FS)
 
* [[Yellowstone National Park]]
 
* [[Yellowstone National Park]]
 
 
==[[Illinois]]==
 
==[[Illinois]]==
  
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==[[Indiana]]==
 
==[[Indiana]]==
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[[Image:Indiana Dunes.jpg|thumb|300px|View from the dunes, [[Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore]]]]
  
 
* George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, [[Vincennes]]
 
* George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, [[Vincennes]]
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==[[Kentucky]]==
 
==[[Kentucky]]==
 
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[[Image:Mammoth_Cave_017.jpg|thumb|300px|Frozen Niagara flowstone formation, [[Mammoth Cave National Park]]]]
 
* Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, [[Hodgenville]]
 
* Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, [[Hodgenville]]
 
* [[Big South Fork National Recreation Area|Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area]]
 
* [[Big South Fork National Recreation Area|Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area]]
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==[[Maine]]==
 
==[[Maine]]==
 
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[[Image:AcadiaCairn.jpg|right|300px|thumb|A trail cairn, [[Acadia National Park]]]]
 
* [[Acadia National Park]]
 
* [[Acadia National Park]]
 
* [[Appalachian Trail|Appalachian National Scenic Trail]]
 
* [[Appalachian Trail|Appalachian National Scenic Trail]]
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==[[Maryland]]==
 
==[[Maryland]]==
 
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[[Image:Assateague pony.jpg|thumb|300px|Wild pony on the beach, [[Assateague Island National Seashore]]]]
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[[Image:Floodgreatfallspark.jpeg|thumb|300px|Don't push your luck, waders, [[Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park]]]]
 
* Antietam National Battlefield, [[Sharpsburg]]
 
* Antietam National Battlefield, [[Sharpsburg]]
 
* Antietam National Cemetery, [[Sharpsburg]]
 
* Antietam National Cemetery, [[Sharpsburg]]
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==[[Michigan]]==
 
==[[Michigan]]==
 
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[[Image:SleepingBearDunes.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Sleeping Bear Dunes shoreline, [[Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore]] ]]
 
* Father Marquette National Memorial, [[St Ignace]]
 
* Father Marquette National Memorial, [[St Ignace]]
 
* Grand Island National Recreation Area
 
* Grand Island National Recreation Area
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==[[Minnesota]]==
 
==[[Minnesota]]==
 
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[[Image:Pipestone Craftsman.jpg|thumb|300px|Native American craftsman carving Pipestone, [[Pipestone National Monument]]]]
 
* [[Grand Portage]] National Monument
 
* [[Grand Portage]] National Monument
 
* Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, [[St. Paul]]
 
* Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, [[St. Paul]]
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==[[Montana]]==
 
==[[Montana]]==
 
[[Image:Mt-national-parks.png|right|frame|Montana National Parks]]
 
[[Image:Mt-national-parks.png|right|frame|Montana National Parks]]
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[[Image:Clepsydra.jpg|thumb|300px|Clepsydra geyser at play, Lower Geyser basin, [[Yellowstone National Park]]]]
 
* Big Hole National Battlefield, [[Wisdom]]
 
* Big Hole National Battlefield, [[Wisdom]]
 
* [[Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area]]
 
* [[Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area]]
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==[[New Mexico]]==
 
==[[New Mexico]]==
 
[[Image:Nm-national-parks.gif|right|frame|New Mexico National Parks]]
 
[[Image:Nm-national-parks.gif|right|frame|New Mexico National Parks]]
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[[Image:14-white-sands-yucca.jpg|thumb|200px|Yucca in White Sands]]
 
* Angel Peak  National Recreation Area (BLM)
 
* Angel Peak  National Recreation Area (BLM)
 
* Aztec Ruins National Monument, [[Farmington (New Mexico) | Farmington]]
 
* Aztec Ruins National Monument, [[Farmington (New Mexico) | Farmington]]
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==[[Ohio]]==
 
==[[Ohio]]==
 
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[[Image:CVNP HQ.jpg|thumb|300px|Cuyahoga Valley National Park Headquarters, [[Cuyahoga Valley National Park]] ]]
 
* [[Cuyahoga Valley National Park]]
 
* [[Cuyahoga Valley National Park]]
 
* David Berger National Memorial, [[Cleveland Heights]]
 
* David Berger National Memorial, [[Cleveland Heights]]
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==[[Virginia]]==
 
==[[Virginia]]==
 
[[Image:Va-national-parks.gif|right|frame|Virginia National Parks]]
 
[[Image:Va-national-parks.gif|right|frame|Virginia National Parks]]
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[[Image:shenandoah1.jpg|thumb|300px|View from Stony Man mountain, [[Shenandoah National Park]]]]
 
* [[Appalachian Trail|Appalachian National Scenic Trail]]
 
* [[Appalachian Trail|Appalachian National Scenic Trail]]
 
* Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, [[Appomattox]]
 
* Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, [[Appomattox]]

Revision as of 22:47, 17 April 2013

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The United States has an extensive series of national parks [1], monuments, historic sites, shorelines, and scenic trails that protect natural and cultural sites throughout the country.

Most national monuments and all national parks are units of the United States National Park Service (NPS) and are shown on the accompanying NPS maps. A few monuments and preserves do not appear on the maps, as they are instead managed by other government agencies. These are indicated in the listings below.

  • ABMC -- American Battle Monuments Commission
  • BLM -- Bureau of Land Management
  • BR -- Bureau of Reclamation
  • DOD ARMY -- U.S. Army
  • NOAA -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • USDA FS -- National Forest Service
  • USFWS -- Fish & Wildlife Service

As of 2007, the "National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass" [2] sold by the NPS for $80 ($10 for seniors over 62) allows free entrance to almost all sites managed by the Parks Service, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Reclamation, though additional fees for tours, camping, and other services may be charged.

Denali (Mt. McKinley) from Reflection Pond, Denali National Park

Contents

Alabama

Alaska

Alaska National Parks

American Samoa

Arizona

Arizona National Parks

Arkansas

California

California National Parks
Sun-baked sand in Death Valley

Colorado

Colorado National Parks

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Florida National Parks

Georgia

Guam

  • War In The Pacific National Historical Park, Guam

Hawaii

Hawaii National Parks

Idaho

Idaho National Parks

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Frozen Niagara flowstone formation, Mammoth Cave National Park

Louisiana

Maine

A trail cairn, Acadia National Park

Maryland

Wild pony on the beach, Assateague Island National Seashore

Massachusetts

Massachusetts National Parks

Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes shoreline, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Midway Islands

  • Battle of Midway National Memorial (USFWS)

Minnesota

Native American craftsman carving Pipestone, Pipestone National Monument

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Montana National Parks
Clepsydra geyser at play, Lower Geyser basin, Yellowstone National Park

Nebraska

Nevada

Nevada National Parks

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New Mexico National Parks
Yucca in White Sands

New York

New York National Parks

North Carolina

North Carolina National Parks

North Dakota

North Dakota National Parks

Northern Mariana Islands

  • American Memorial Park, Saipan
  • Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (USFWS)

Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Headquarters, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon National Parks

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania National Parks

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Carolina National Parks

South Dakota

South Dakota National Parks

Tennessee

Tennessee National Parks

Texas

Texas National Parks

Utah

Utah National Parks

Vermont

U.S. Virgin Islands

Virginia

Virginia National Parks
View from Stony Man mountain, Shenandoah National Park

Washington

Washington National Parks

Washington, D.C.

West Virginia

West Virginia National Parks

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Wyoming National Parks


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