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When you start visiting the U.S national parks the list of 62 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.
** These printable list of national parks was updated on December 20, 2019, to included the elevation of White Sands National Monument to White Sands National Park.
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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.
- 62nd National Parks Checklist
- 61st National Parks Checklist (with Indiana Dunes but without Gateway Arch)
- 60th National Parks Checklist
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Why more than one checklist?
There are currently 62 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 I and many others don’t consider this a park, we are offering printable list of the national parks without Gateway Arch National Park. 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.”
List of All 62 National Parks
- Learn more about Denali National Park
- Gates of the Arctic
- Glacier Bay
- Kenai Fjords
- Kobuk Valley
- Lake Clark
- Wrangell-St. Elias
- American Samoa
- Grand Canyon
- Petrified Forest
- Hot Springs
- Learn more about Hot Springs National Park
- Channel Islands
- Death Valley
- Joshua Tree
- Learn more about Joshua Tree National Park
- Kings Canyon
- Lassen Volcanic
- Black Canyon of Gunnison
- Great Sand Dunes
- Mesa Verde
- Rocky Mountain
- Dry Tortugas
- Hawaii Volcanoes
- Indiana Dunes
- Mammoth Cave
- Isle Royale
- Gateway Arch
- Great Basin
- Carlsbad Caverns
- White Sands
- Theodore Roosevelt
North Carolina / Tennessee
- Great Smoky Mountains
- Cuyahoga Valley
- Crater Lake
- Wind Cave
- Big Bend
- Guadalupe Mountains
- Bryce Canyon
- Learn all about Bryce Canyon National Park
- Capitol Reef
- Virgin Islands
- Mount Rainier
- Learn more about Mount Rainier National Park
- North Cascades
- Grand Teton
- Learn more about Grand Teton National Park
- Learn more about Yellowstone National Park
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