National Parks by State

There are 423 National Park sites in the United States. Of those, there are 63 National Parks that have “National Park” as a part of their official name. Those parks span across thirty states and account for an area of 52.2 million acres. 

California has the highest number of National Parks within its borders, with a total of nine, including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Redwood, Sequoia, and Yosemite, to name some of its most famous parks. Of the National Parks in the continental United States, Death Valley in California is the largest, spanning 3.4 million acres, and it famously has the highest average temperatures of any place on earth. 

Alaska, which has the second highest number of National Parks, at eight, also has the most Northern National Park in the United States, as well as the largest National Park by total number of square miles. The largest park, called the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, is 13.2 million acres. Yellowstone National Park—which is shared by Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming—,Yosemite National Park, and the country of Switzerland could all fit snugly within St. Elias. Additionally, seven of the ten largest National Parks are in Alaska, including the Northernmost National Park, which is fittingly called the Gates of the Arctic. It ranges 8.5 million acres and is the second largest National Park in the United States. 

To learn more about the number of National Parks by state, explore the data in the charts. 

Number of National Parks by State

Alabama - Number of National Parks

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#31 in the US

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71.3%

#5 in the US

Alaska - Number of National Parks

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8

#2 in the US

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35.2%

#29 in the US

Arizona - Number of National Parks

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3

#4 in the US

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25.4%

#41 in the US

Arkansas - Number of National Parks

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1

#14 in the US

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56.8%

#14 in the US

California - Number of National Parks

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9

#1 in the US

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31.7%

#35 in the US

Colorado - Number of National Parks

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4

#3 in the US

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34.6%

#31 in the US

Connecticut - Number of National Parks

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#32 in the US

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56.9%

#15 in the US

Delaware - Number of National Parks

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0

#33 in the US

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28.5%

#38 in the US

District of Columbia - Number of National Parks

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0

#34 in the US

Florida - Number of National Parks

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3

#5 in the US

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49.3%

#21 in the US

Georgia - Number of National Parks

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#35 in the US

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66.5%

#6 in the US

Hawaii - Number of National Parks

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2

#7 in the US

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35.8%

#30 in the US

Idaho - Number of National Parks

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1

#15 in the US

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41%

#26 in the US

Illinois - Number of National Parks

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#36 in the US

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13.7%

#45 in the US

Indiana - Number of National Parks

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1

#16 in the US

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20.8%

#42 in the US

Iowa - Number of National Parks

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#37 in the US

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8%

#46 in the US

Kansas - Number of National Parks

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#38 in the US

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4.7%

#47 in the US

Kentucky - Number of National Parks

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1

#17 in the US

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49%

#22 in the US

Louisiana - Number of National Parks

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#39 in the US

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54.3%

#17 in the US

Maine - Number of National Parks

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1

#18 in the US

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88.8%

#1 in the US

Maryland - Number of National Parks

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0

#40 in the US

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39.2%

#27 in the US

Massachusetts - Number of National Parks

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#41 in the US

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59.8%

#12 in the US

Michigan - Number of National Parks

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1

#19 in the US

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55.7%

#16 in the US

Minnesota - Number of National Parks

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1

#20 in the US

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34.7%

#32 in the US

Mississippi - Number of National Parks

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0

#42 in the US

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63.9%

#8 in the US

Missouri - Number of National Parks

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1

#21 in the US

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34.8%

#33 in the US

Montana - Number of National Parks

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2

#8 in the US

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27.8%

#39 in the US

Nebraska - Number of National Parks

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#43 in the US

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2.9%

#49 in the US

Nevada - Number of National Parks

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2

#9 in the US

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15.1%

#44 in the US

New Hampshire - Number of National Parks

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#44 in the US

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81.9%

#2 in the US

New Jersey - Number of National Parks

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#45 in the US

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42.3%

#25 in the US

New Mexico - Number of National Parks

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2

#10 in the US

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31.7%

#36 in the US

New York - Number of National Parks

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#46 in the US

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61.7%

#10 in the US

North Carolina - Number of National Parks

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1

#22 in the US

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60.3%

#11 in the US

North Dakota - Number of National Parks

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1

#23 in the US

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1.8%

#50 in the US

Ohio - Number of National Parks

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1

#24 in the US

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29.9%

#37 in the US

Oklahoma - Number of National Parks

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0

#47 in the US

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27%

#40 in the US

Oregon - Number of National Parks

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1

#25 in the US

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48.4%

#23 in the US

Pennsylvania - Number of National Parks

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0

#48 in the US

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58%

#13 in the US

Rhode Island - Number of National Parks

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#49 in the US

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54.5%

#18 in the US

South Carolina - Number of National Parks

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1

#26 in the US

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66.8%

#7 in the US

South Dakota - Number of National Parks

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2

#11 in the US

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3.9%

#48 in the US

Tennessee - Number of National Parks

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1

#27 in the US

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52.6%

#19 in the US

Texas - Number of National Parks

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2

#12 in the US

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37.1%

#28 in the US

Utah - Number of National Parks

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#28 in the US

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34.2%

#34 in the US

Vermont - Number of National Parks

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#50 in the US

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76.7%

#4 in the US

Virginia - Number of National Parks

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1

#29 in the US

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63.6%

#9 in the US

Washington - Number of National Parks

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3

#6 in the US

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51.9%

#20 in the US

West Virginia - Number of National Parks

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1

#30 in the US

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78.1%

#3 in the US

Wisconsin - Number of National Parks

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#51 in the US

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48.9%

#24 in the US

Wyoming - Number of National Parks

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2

#13 in the US

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17%

#43 in the US