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Around the States in 50 National Parks and Preserves ...

By Neecey

You’ve probably all heard of Yellowstone, The Everglades, Denali and Rocky Mountain National Park but how about some of the smaller, less known gems around the country. There’s a wealth of national park country out there, just waiting for you to discover it. Here are some of the lesser known and smaller gems:

1 Alabama – Little River Canyon Preserve

Alabama – Little River Canyon Preserve

2 Alaska - Lake Clark National Park

Alaska - Lake Clark National Park

3 Arizona - Saguero National Park

Arizona - Saguero National Park

4 Arkansas – Hot Springs National Park

Arkansas – Hot Springs National Park

5 California – Channel Islands National Park

California – Channel Islands National Park

6 Colorado – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

7 Connecticut – Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Connecticut – Appalachian National Scenic Trail

8 Delaware – First State National Park

Delaware – First State National Park

9 Florida – Dry Tortugas National Park

Florida – Dry Tortugas National Park

10 Georgia – Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Georgia – Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

11 Hawaii – Haleakalā National Park

Hawaii – Haleakalā National ParkHI Hawaii Honolulu August 21, 1959

12 Idaho – City of Rocks National Reserve

Idaho – City of Rocks National Reserve

13 Illinois - Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Illinois - Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

14 Indiana - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

15 Iowa – Effigy Mounds National Monument

Iowa – Effigy Mounds National Monument

16 Kansas - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kansas - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

17 Kentucky – Mammoth Cave National Park

Kentucky – Mammoth Cave National Park

18 Louisiana – Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Louisiana – Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

19 Maine – Acadia National Park

Maine – Acadia National Park

20 Maryland – Piscataway National Park

Maryland – Piscataway National Park

21 Massachusetts - Boston Harbor Islands National Park

Massachusetts - Boston Harbor Islands National Park

22 Michigan – Isle Royal National Park

Michigan – Isle Royal National Park

23 Minnesota – Voyageurs National Park

Minnesota – Voyageurs National Park

24 Mississippi – Natchez Trace Parkway

Mississippi – Natchez Trace Parkway

25 Missouri - Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Missouri - Ozark National Scenic Riverways

26 Montana – Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Montana – Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

27 Nebraska – Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Nebraska – Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

28 Nevada - Great Basin National Park

Nevada - Great Basin National Park

29 New Hampshire - Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

New Hampshire - Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

30 New Jersey – New Jersey Pinelands National Park

New Jersey – New Jersey Pinelands National Park

31 New Mexico – Pecos National Historic Park

New Mexico – Pecos National Historic Park

32 New York - Women’s Rights National Historical Park

New York - Women’s Rights National Historical Park

33 North Carolina - Cape Lookout National Seashore

North Carolina - Cape Lookout National Seashore

34 North Dakota – Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota – Theodore Roosevelt National Park

35 Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park

36 Oklahoma - Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Oklahoma - Chickasaw National Recreation Area

37 Oregon - Crater Lake National Park

Oregon - Crater Lake National Park

38 Pennsylvania - Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Pennsylvania - Schuylkill River Heritage Area

39 Rhode Island - Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Rhode Island - Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

40 South Carolina – Congaree National Park

South Carolina – Congaree National Park

41 South Dakota – Wind Cave National Park

South Dakota – Wind Cave National Park

42 Tennessee – Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Tennessee – Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

43 Texas - Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Texas - Guadalupe Mountains National Park

44 Utah - Capitol Reef National Park

Utah - Capitol Reef National Park

45 Vermont – Marsh - Billings – Rockefeller National Historic Park

Vermont – Marsh - Billings – Rockefeller National Historic Park

46 Virginia - Great Falls National Park

Virginia - Great Falls National Park

47 Washington – Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Washington – Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

48 West Virginia – Bluestone National Scenic River

West Virginia – Bluestone National Scenic River

49 Wisconsin – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Wisconsin – Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

50 Wyoming – Fossil Butte National Monument

Wyoming – Fossil Butte National MonumentIf you want to find out more about what’s local to your home state, visit the website of the National Parks Service – it lists all national parks and preserves, national recreational areas, national monuments, national historical sites, historical battlefields, national seashores and national lakeshores, all by state. nps.gov Did you know there were such magical places on your doorstep?

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