United States National Parks Checklist (Updated for the 61th National Park)

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When you start visiting the U.S national parks the list of 61 national parks can be daunting.  There are a lot of national parks and they are spread out across 28 states and 2 US territories.  The best way to keep track of your process thru the United States National Parks is with a United States National Park checklist.

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** These checklists have been updated on February 15, 2019, to included the elevation of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Indiana Dunes National Park.

Here at National Park Obsessed, we are offering newsletter subscribers several checklists US National Park Checklists.  The National Parks Checklists PDF’s will be delivered to your email box.

Checklists offered:

  • 59t National Parks Checklist
  • 60th National Parks Checklist (with Indiana Dunes but without Gateway Arch)
  • 61th National Parks Checklist

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Why more than one checklist?

There are currently 61 National Parks according to the National Park Service, but the 60th is rather controversial.  The 60th National Park is Gateway Arch National Park in Saint Louis, Missouri.  This park is a 90-acre park in the middle of a city that is mostly made of concrete.  Due to politics, this hunk of concrete has the same status as Denali, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.  For this reason, I, Jennifer the founder of National Park Obsessed, refuse to consider Gateway Arch a real national park.  It does belong in the National Park system but as a National Memorial.

Since myself and many others don’t consider this a park, we are offering two checklists.  One checklist included Gateway Arch National Park and one does not. When you sign up for our monthly newsletter, you will be emailed a link to both of these checklists.  You are welcome to download and print as many copies as you would like.

If you have already signed up for our monthly newsletter, you do not need up to sign up again.  Head over to your email box and search for our previous newsletters.  There will be a link to the checklists at the bottom of the newsletter under the heading “National Park Obsessed Downloads.”

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List of All 61 National Parks

Alaska

  • Denali
  • Gates of the Arctic
  • Glacier Bay
  • Katmai
  • Kenai Fjords
  • Kobuk Valley
  • Lake Clark
  • Wrangell-St. Elias

American Samoa

  • American Samoa

Arizona

  • Grand Canyon
  • Petrified Forest
  • Saguaro

Arkansas

California

  • Channel Islands
  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree
  • Kings Canyon
  • Lassen Volcanic
  • Pinnacles
  • Redwood
  • Sequoia
  • Yosemite

Colorado

  • Black Canyon of Gunnison
  • Great Sand Dunes
  • Mesa Verde
  • Rocky Mountain

Florida

  • Biscayne
  • Dry Tortugas
  • Everglades

Hawaii

  • Hawaii Volcanoes
  • Haleakalā

Indiana

  • Indiana Dunes

Kentucky

  • Mammoth Cave

Maine

  • Acadia

Michigan

  • Isle Royale

Minnesota

  • Voyageurs

Missouri

  • Gateway Arch

Montana

  • Glacier

Nevada

  • Great Basin

New Mexico

  • Carlsbad Caverns

North Dakota

  • Theodore Roosevelt

North Carolina / Tennessee

  • Great Smoky Mountains

Ohio

  • Cuyahoga Valley

Oregon

  • Crater Lake

South Carolina

  • Congaree

South Dakota

  • Badlands
  • Wind Cave

Texas

  • Big Bend
  • Guadalupe Mountains

Utah

Virgin Islands

  • Virgin Islands

Virginia

  • Shenandoah

Washington

Wyoming

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Are you on a quest to visit all the United States National Parks?  Here is a free National Park Checklist download to help you track your progress.

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Jennifer Melroy

Jennifer has been obsessed with national parks as a child.  This Tennessee native spent her childhood exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and traveling with her parents to National Parks and around the Caribbean.  She is always planning her next adventure and is ready to see the world while trying to visit all 59 National Park (*She is ignoring the hunk of concrete that just became a national park).

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