With over 50 National Parks and over 75 National Monuments, the United States is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful places to visit. Putting it all together, there are over 390 sites that the National Park Service maintains. To top that off, there are hundreds of sites by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and so much more!
Across the Country
Whether you are on the west coast, the east coast, in the rockies or located in the midwest, there are more than enough opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy one of these magnificent parks. Finding a park is easy. You can find a park through our Park Locator
pages by alphabet and find them on maps.
Plan Your Visit
Traveling to National Parks
makes for an ideal vacation. The next time you are planning your trip, consider visiting one of these amazing natural wonders. From Yellowstone
and Grand Teton
, Death Valley
, Grand Canyon
, Rocky Mountain
National Parks to Bryce Canyon
, we can’t think of a better way to spend your vacation time!
Parks offer everything from wonderful hiking trails, photography and wildlife viewing opportunities, to stargazing or even boating. There is so much to do at any one of these parks and it’s a fantastic way to spend time with the family. Great for all ages, educational and most of all, the serenity of parks makes for a very relaxing experience.
So plan your trip, pack your bags, load up the car and this year, head for a National Park!
Get Outdoors and Explore Your Parks
News & Updates
Mark Your Calendars!
Make plans now to visit parks on these upcoming fee-free dates: April 22-26 (National Park Week). Can't visit a park during those dates? Never fear, there are more fee free days coming up! Check out more fee free days
Hiking Boots and Hiking Shoes: Whether you plan to go day hiking, backpacking, extended day hiking or alpine climbing... Hiking Boots & Hiking Shoes Guide
Shop Gear for your next adventure
Shopping couldn't be easier on US-Parks.com. Being comfortable during a visit to US National Parks, Monuments, etc. can often depend on the proper gear and clothing. Search our store for anything from fleece, hiking boots, shirts, pants, backpacks, water bottles and more. No matter who you are shopping for, we have something for every outdoor enthusiast. Outdoor Gear Store
or Shop Gear by Brand
Over 800 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the Department of Transportation throughout the United States and you can find them on US-Parks.com! Scenic Byways
Featured Getaway City - Denver, Colorado:
From Rocky Mountain National Park and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway.
See More: Denver Weekend Getaways
Americas National Parks, Monuments, Forest Service & BLM's offer scenic and fun experiences for any level of hiker. From easy ambles to long strenuous multi-day hiking trips, parks have so much to offer for your outdoors adventure. Hiking Trails
Book Reservations in Advance
Finding a place to stay in or near a national park couldn't be easier. Find lodging located conveniently to your destination so you can plan your stay before you take your next trip. Remember, it is always wise to book in advance, lodges and hotels can fill up quickly in or near national parks. Lodging
Nature & Wildlife
Wildlife Viewing in Parks
Wyoming Ground Squirrel:
The Wyoming ground squirrel is a medium-sized squirrel averaging between 10 and 12 inches in length. It is brownish gray with a belly that is whitish to buff... Wyoming Ground Squirrel
Road Trip Planning and Pre-Planned Routes
Pack Your Bags and Go on a Road Trip!
Looking to plan a scenic trip? Maybe considering a drive to various parks like National Parks and Monuments, BLM's, maybe a park from the Forest Service? Check out our Trip Planning to get some ideas to help you put together your own route. So pack your bags, load up the car and start exploring by taking a vacation to one of these amazing destinations! See the Routes
The Grand Circle
Approximately 1187 miles.Points of Interest:
Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, Capitol Reef & Grand Canyon National Parks, Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, Monument Valley Tribal Park. The Grand Circle
Yellowstone & Arches
Approximately 1300 miles.Points of Interest:
Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, Dinosaur & Timpanogos National Monuments, Arches & Canyonlands National Parks. Yellowstone Arches
Approximately 1300 miles.Points of Interest:
Muir Woods & Lava Beds National Monuments, Redwood & Crater Lake National Parks, Point Reyes National Seashore & Lassen Volcanic National Park. Northern California Road Trip
Featured National Parks and Monuments
Yosemite National Park embraces a spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world's largest living things... Yosemite
Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and have created the world's largest gypsum dune field. The brilliant white dunes are ever changing: growing, cresting, then slumping, but always advancing... White Sands
The nearly vertical monolith known as Devils Tower rises 1,267 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River. Once hidden below the earth's surface, erosion has stripped away the softer rock layers revealing Devils Tower... Devils Tower
Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States... Badlands
Canyonlands is sliced into these three areas by the Green and Colorado rivers. Beautiful vistas and overlooks have kept park visitors in awe for many years. Canyonlands is still an untrammeled and quiet mass of canyons that often appeal to the more rugged of hikers, 4 wheel drivers and mountain bikers... Canyonlands
It is here that the Yampa River, the last natural flowing river in the Colorado River System, joins the Green River. This is home and critical habitat for the endangered peregrine falcon, bald eagle, Colorado pike, minnow and razorback sucker... Dinosaur
Billowing ash, falling cinders, and forest fires blackened the land and the daytime sky. At night, the horizon glowed fiery red. A large fire fountain, accompanied by lightning and a tremendous roar, could be seen and heard for hundreds of miles... Sunset Crater
Established on January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain NP is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, a visitor to the park has opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures... Rocky Mountain
National Parks and Monuments
On March 1, 1872, President Grant signed the bill into law, establishing the Yellowstone region as a public park and setting a major conservation precedent. The Nation had its first national park; an area of exceptional beauty was set aside for the enjoyment of generations to come, and a tradition of preserving similar areas was established. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the first national monument in 1906. There are over 390 spectacular US National Parks, Monuments and other units to be explored across America so isn't it time to pack your bags and go on an adventure? Use our park locator
or our National Monuments Guide
and National Parks Guide
to find your park.
National Parks System
- The first National Park established, Yellowstone in 1872
- Largest NP, Wrangell-St. Elias NP and Preserve, Alaska
- Smallest Site, The Thaddeus Kosciuszko N. Memorial
- Number of acres of NPS stewardship land, 79 Million
- Percent of the U.S. in the National Park System, 3.6
- Number of acres managed by the NPS, 84.6Million
- Largest NP in contiguous 48, Death Valley, 3.3M Acres
- 58 National Parks, 74 National Monuments
- Number of National Park System Units, 391
- 3,565 Miles of US National Scenic Trails
- 4 National Parkways managed by the NPS
- 12,250 Miles of Unpaved Trails