List of National Parks

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 22 August 2021

parkstatedate first protecteddate of national park statustotal area (km2)privately-owned area (km2)
Acadia ME 19161919 192.0347 3.7766
American Samoa AS 19881993 36.4217 18.2109
Arches UT 19291971 310.3088 0.0000
Badlands SD 19291978 982.3984 39.3940
Big Bend TX 19351935 3,242.1925 94.2228
Biscayne FL 19681980 699.9893 1.5429
Black Canyon of the GunnisonCO 19331999 124.4410 0.0000
Bryce Canyon UT 19231924 145.0194 0.0101
Canyonlands UT 19641964 1,366.2100 0.0000
Capitol Reef UT 19371971 978.9518 0.0000
Carlsbad Caverns NM 19231930 189.2571 1.3727
Channel Islands CA 19331980 1,009.9375 186.1078
Congaree SC 19762003 107.4287 2.1268
Crater Lake OR 19021902 741.4814 0.0011
Cuyahoga Valley OH 19742000 132.8665 17.3660
Death Valley CA/NV 1933199413,650.3007 41.3946
Denali AK 1917191719,185.7877 10.5130
Dry Tortugas FL 19351992 261.8365 0.0000
Everglades FL 19341934 6,107.3314 3.1231
Gates of the Arctic AK 1978198030,448.1329 662.0460
Gateway Arch MO 19352018 0.36
Glacier MT 19101910 4,100.7701 1.6805
Glacier Bay AK 1925198013,044.5709 5.0119
Grand Canyon AZ 18931919 4,926.0836 99.8784
Grand Teton WY 19291929 1,254.7050 3.7230
Great Basin NV 19221986 312.3364 0.0000
Great Sand Dunes CO 19322004 179.0587 0.0000
Great Smoky Mountains TN/NC 19261926 2,114.1543 1.6636
Guadalupe Mountains TX 19661972 349.5153 0.0000
Haleakala HI 19161960 134.6171 0.0000
Hawaii Volcanoes HI 19161916 1,308.8804 0.0000
Hot Springs AR 18321921 22.4590 1.0744
Indiana Dunes IN 19662019 62.1
Isle Royale MI 19311931 2,313.9525 0.0000
Joshua Tree CA 19361994 3,199.5893 51.7718
Katmai AK 1918198014,869.6817 51.8363
Kenai Fjords AK 19781980 2,711.3277 199.6953
Kings Canyon CA 18901890 1,869.2478 0.2232
Kobuk Valley AK 19781980 7,084.8970 146.0587
Lake Clark AK 1978198010,601.6375 350.7421
Lassen Volcanic CA 19071916 430.7973 0.0171
Mammoth Cave KY 19261926 213.7962 0.0494
Mesa Verde CO 19061906 212.3999 0.7724
Mount Rainier WA 18991899 956.5989 0.2327
New River Gorge WV 20202020
North Cascades WA 19681968 2,042.7760 0.5130
Olympic WA 19091938 3,733.8325 1.4469
Petrified Forest AZ 19061962 896.5872 309.0328
Pinnacles CA 19082013 107.6696 0.2082
Redwood CA 19681968 455.7499 0.6120
Rocky Mountain CO 19151915 1,075.4979 1.0211
Saguaro AZ 19331994 370.0543 3.7136
Sequoia CA 18901890 1,635.1835 0.6282
Shenandoah VA 19261926 805.7279 3.1849
Theodore Roosevelt ND 19471978 285.0885 2.7941
Virgin Islands VI 19561956 59.6373 7.2452
Voyageurs MN 19711975 883.0247 4.4952
White Sands NM 19332019 581.6678 0.0000
Wind Cave SD 19031903 136.9743 0.0000
Wrangell-St. Elias AK 1978198033,682.58221,434.2064
Yellowstone WY/MT/ID18721872 8,983.1743 0.0064
Yosemite CA 18641890 3,080.7403 0.9095
Zion UT 19091919 593.2586 14.2829


Former and renamed national parks

parkstatedate first protecteddate of status or name changechange
Abraham LincolnIL19161939changed to National Historic Park
Fort McHenryMD19251939changed to National Monument and Historic Shrine
General GrantCA18901940name changed to Kings Canyon National Park
HawaiiHI19161961separated into Haleakala and Hawaii National Parks in 1960, latter renamed Hawaii Volcanoes National park in 1961
LafayetteME19161929name changed to Acadia National Park
MackinacMI18751895transferred to state of Michigan
PlattOK19061976incorporated into Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Sullys HillND19041931transferred to Department of Agriculture
UtahUT19241928name changed to Bryce Canyon National Park


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