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National Parks of the Southeast Region

Ten states and two territories make up the Southeast Region of the National Park Service.  This region is responsible for managing 72 park service sites and 16associated sites ranging in size from less than an acre to over a hundred thousand acres.  This region was created in 1937. In 1995, Virginia was moved to the Northeast Region.

States of the Southeast Region

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Type NPS Units
National Parks 7
National Monument 11
National Preserve 3
National Historical Park 11
National Historic Site 12
International Historic Site
National Battlefield Park 1
National Military Park 6
National Battlefield 5
National Battlefield Site 1
National Memorial 3
National Recreation Area 1
National Seashore 5
National Lakeshore
National River 2
National Reserve
National Parkway 2
National Trail 2

National Park Service Units of the Southeast

National Parks of the Southeast

National Monuments of the Southeast

  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument (AL)
  • Freedom Riders National Monument (AL)
  • Russell Cave National Monument (AL)
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (FL)
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument (FL)
  • Fort Frederica National Monument (GA)
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument (GA)
  • Camp Nelson Hertiage National Monument (KY)
  • Poverty Point National Monument (LA)
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument (VI)
  • Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VI)

National Preserves of the Southeast

  • Big Cypress National Preserve (FL)
  • Little River Canyon National Preserve (AL)
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (FL)

National Historical Parks of the Southeast

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (KY)
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park (LA)
  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (KY, TN)
  • Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie Natioanal Historical Park (SC)
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (LA)
  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park (TN, NM. WA)
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park (LA)
  • Natchez National Historical Park (MS)
  • Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park (GA)
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve (VI)
  • Reconstruction Era National Historical Park (SC)

National Historic Sites of the Southeast

  • Andersonville National Historic Site (GA)
  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (TN)
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (NC)
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (SC)
  • Christiansted National Historic Site (VI)
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (NC)
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (GA)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (GA)
  • Ninety Six National Historic Site (SC)
  • San Juan National Historic Site (PR)
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (AL)
  • Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site (AL)

National Battlefield Parks of the Southeast

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (GA)

National Military Parks of the Southeast

  • Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (GA, TN)
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (NC)
  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (AL)
  • Kings Mountain National Military Park (SC)
  • Shiloh National Military Park (MS, TN)
  • Vicksburg National Military Park (LA, MS)

National Battlefields of the Southeast

  • Cowpens National Battlefield (SC)
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield (KY, TN)
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield (NC)
  • Stones River National Battlefield (TN)
  • Tupelo National Battlefield (MS)

National Battlefield Sites of the Southeast

  • Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site (MS)

National Memorials of the Southeast

  • De Soto National Memorial (FL)
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial (FL)
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial (NC)

National Recreation Area of the Southeast

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (GA)

National Seashores of the Southeast

  • Canaveral National Seashore (FL)
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NC)
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore (NC)
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore (GA)
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore (FL, MS)

National Rivers of the Southeast

  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (KY, TN)
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River (TN)

National Parkways of the Southeast

  • Blue Ridge Parkway (NC, VA)
  • Natchez Trace Parkway (AL, MS, TN)

National Trails of the Southeast

  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail (CT, GA, MD, MA, NH, NC, PA, TN, VT, VA, WV)
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (AL, MS, TN)

Associated Units of the Southeast

Associated National Trails of the Southeast

  • El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail (LA)
  • Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (NC, SC, TN, VA)
  • Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail (AL)
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (AL, AR, GA, IL, KY, MO, NC, OK, TN)

National Heritage Areas of the Southeast

  • Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (GA)
  • Atchafalaya National Heritage Area (LA)
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area (GA)
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (NC)
  • Cane River National Heritage Area (LA)
  • Mississippi Gulf National Heritage Area (MS)
  • Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area (MS)
  • Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MS)
  • Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (AL)
  • Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (TN)

National Heritage Corridors of the Southeast

  • Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor (FL, GA, NC, SC)
  • South Carolina National Heritage Corridor (SC)

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