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  • Writer's pictureTravis J. Vanden Heuvel

390 Magnificent U.S. Parks

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

Photography: The National Park Service

Explore Your Parks 

The National Park Service encourages visitors to explore the over 390 Park sites in the United States, noting the U.S. is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful parks to visit.  Putting it all together, there are over 390 sites that The National Park Service maintains these sites.  To top that off, there are hundreds of sites by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and so much more!

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 the Park Locator pages, by alphabet and find them on the map above (more will show up as you zoom in). 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.

Yellowstone National Park


Looking to plan a scenic trip in the US? Our pre-planned road trip suggestions take you through some of America’s most stunning national parks. Our road trips are designed to help you put together your own route. Load up the car and start exploring by taking a vacation to one of these amazing destinations! See parks like Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Assateague Island National Seashore, Redwood National and State Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument and more.

Activities in the US National Parks and Monuments HIKING, BACKPACKING, CLIMBING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, RAFTING & PADDLING, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, SNOWSHOEING, MORE ACTIVITIES Exploring the US National Parks can be done a multitude of ways. Whether it be by half day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips or by rafting, floating or paddling down a river, climbing some of the most extreme challenges on earth like Half Dome or El Capitan, by experiencing some of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the world… there’s something for everyone.

HIKE & CAMP, MEN’S APPAREL, WOMEN’S APPAREL, MEN’S FOOTWEAR, WOMEN’S FOOTWEAR SKI, SNOWBOARD CLIMB, SNOWSHOE, BIKE Search our Outdoor Gear Store for anything from camping tents, fleece apparel, hiking boots, backpacking packs, water filtration and more. No matter who you are shopping for, we have something for every outdoor enthusiast.

NATIONAL PARK LODGING From the Bryce Canyon Lodge or the Majestic Yosemite Hotel to staying in West Yellowstone, Montana and Jackson, Wyoming or Moab, Utah, discover the many options for staying in or near a National Park.

NATURE & WILDLIFE MAMMALS, BIRDS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS Are you interested in viewing wildlife during your next outdoors adventure? Here a couple great ideas if wildlife viewing is top on your list for your next trip.

Yellowstone National Park FEATURED NATIONAL PARKS ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, ZION NATIONAL PARK, ALL NATIONAL PARKS Explore the Fall colors of the aspens in Rocky Mountain National Park, visit Yellowstone during quieter visitation times, explore Zion National Park or let your adventure take you to Arches National Park. These are the featured parks of October! Can’t make it to any of these parks? Never fear, find your park using our park locator pages.

Bryce Canyon National Park  FEATURED: UTAH CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, CAPITOL REEF, BRYCE CANYON, ZION NATIONAL PARK, MORE STATES Utah is world famous for being host to some of the United State’s most spectacular scenery. Some of the most stunning National Parks are home to the beautiful state of Utah.

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