U.S. National Park Guides

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Arches National Park

Location: Utah

Established: November 12, 1971

Size: 76,359 acres

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National Park of American Samoa

Location: American Samoa

Established: October 31, 1988

Size: 13,500 acres (9,500 land, 4,000 marine)

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Acadia National Park

Location: Maine

Established: February 26, 1919

Size: 49,600 acres

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Badlands National Park

Location: South Dakota

Established: November 10, 1978

Size: 244,300 acres

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Big Bend National Park

Location: Texas

Established: June 12, 1944

Size: 801,163 acres

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Biscayne National Park

Location: Florida

Established: June 28, 1980

Size: 172,924 acres

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Location: Colorado

Established: October 21, 1999

Size: 30,750 acres

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Location: Utah

Established: September 15, 1928

Size: 35,835 acres

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Canyonlands National Park

Location: Utah

Established: September 12, 1964

Size: 337,598 acres

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Capitol Reef National Park

Location: Utah

Established: December 18, 1971

Size: 241,904 acres

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Location: New Mexico

Established: May 14, 1930

Size: 46,766 acres

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Channel Islands National Park

Location: California

Established: March 5, 1980

Size: 249,354 acres

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Congaree National Park

Location: Central South Carolina

Established: November 10, 2003

Size: 24,180 acres

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Crater Lake National Park

Location: Oregon

Established: May 22, 1902

Size: 183,224 acres

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Location: Ohio

Established: October 11, 2000

Size: 33,000 acres

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Death Valley National Park

Location: California & Nevada

Established: October 31, 1994

Size: About 3.4 million acres

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Denali National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: February 26, 1917

Size: 6,075,029 acres

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Location: Florida

Established: October 26, 1992

Size: 64,700 acres

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Everglades National Park

Location: Florida

Established: December 6, 1947

Size: 1,542,526 acres

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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: December 2, 1980

Size: 8,500,000 acres

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Glacier National Park

Location: Montana

Established: May 11, 1910

Size: 1,013,572 acres

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Glacier Bay National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: December 2, 1980

Size: 3,280,198 acres

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Grand Canyon National Park

Location: Arizona

Established: February 26, 1919

Size: 1,217,403 acres

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Grand Teton National Park

Location: Wyoming

Established: February 26, 1929

Size: 309,994 acres

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Great Basin National Park

Location: Nevada

Established: October 27, 1986

Size: 77,180 acres

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Location: Colorado

Established: September 13, 2004

Size: 149,137 acres

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Location: North Carolina and Tennessee

Established: June 15, 1934

Size: 521,896 acres

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Location: Texas

Established: September 30, 1972

Size: 86,416 acres

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Haleakalā National Park

Location: Maui, Hawai’i

Established: August 1, 1916

Size: 34,294 acres

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Location: Hawai’i

Established: August 1, 1916

Size: 333,000 acres

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Isle Royale National Park

Location: Michigan

Established: April 3, 1940

Size: 571,790 acres

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Joshua Tree National Park

Location: California

Established: October 31, 1994

Size: 794,000 acres

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Katmai National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: December 2, 1980

Size: 4,021,327 acres

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: December 2, 1980

Size: 607,000 acres

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Kobuk Valley National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: December 2, 1980

Size: 1,750,000 acres

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Lake Clark National Park

Alaska

Established December 2, 1980

4,045,000 acres

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Location: California

Established: August 9, 1916

Size: 106,372 acres

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Location: Kentucky

Established: July 1, 1941

Size: 52,830 acres

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Mesa Verde National Park

Location: Colorado

Established: June 29, 1906

Size: 52,074 acres

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Mount Rainier National Park

Location: Washington

Established: March 2, 1899

Size: 235,625 acres

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North Cascades National Park

Location: Washington

Established: October 2, 1968

Size: 684,000 acres, includes two recreation areas

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Olympic National Park

Location: Washington

Established: June 29, 1938

Size: 922,000 acres

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Petrified Forest National Park

Location: Arizona

Established: December 9, 1962

Size: 135,000 acres

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Redwood National Park

Location: California

Established: October 2, 1968

Size: 131,983 acres, including 3 state parks

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Location: Colorado

Established: January 26, 1915

Size: 265,873 acres

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Saguaro National Park

Location: Arizona

Established: October 14, 1994

Size: 91,445 acres

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Location: California

Sequoia: Established September 25, 1890

Kings Canyon: Established March 4, 1940

Size: 865,964 acres

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Shenandoah National Park

Location: Virginia

Established: December 26, 1935

Size: 197,411 acres

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Location: North Dakota

Established: November 10, 1978

Size: 70,447 acres

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Virgin Islands National Park

Location: U.S. Virgin Islands

Established: August 2, 1956

Size: 15,135 acres

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Voyageurs National Park

Location: Minnesota

Established: April 8, 1975

Size: 218,054 acres

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Wind Cave National Park

Location: South Dakota

Established: January 9, 1903

Size: 28,295 acres

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Location: Alaska

Established: December 2, 1980

Size: 13,188,000 acres

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Yellowstone National Park

Location: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana

Established: March 1, 1872

Size: 2,221,766 acres

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Yosemite National Park

Location: California

Established: October 1, 1890

Size: 747,956 acres

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Zion National Park

Location: Utah

Established: November 19, 1919

Size: 148,733 acres

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