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1
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California
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States without National Parks 2024

States without National Parks 2024

National parks are iconic symbols of America's natural beauty and conservation efforts, drawing millions of visitors each year to explore their breathtaking landscapes and diverse ecosystems. While some states boast multiple national parks, others have yet to be designated with these cherished protected areas.

Among the states without national parks are Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, and many others. Despite their absence of designated national parks, these states still offer their own unique natural wonders and outdoor recreational opportunities, ranging from scenic forests and rolling hills to pristine coastlines and historic landmarks.

For example, Alabama is home to the picturesque Gulf Shores and the stunning Talladega National Forest, while Illinois boasts the majestic Shawnee National Forest and the scenic Starved Rock State Park. Similarly, Connecticut offers the serene beauty of Sleeping Giant State Park, and Georgia features the breathtaking landscapes of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Although these states may not have national parks, they showcase the rich natural heritage and beauty that make America's landscapes so remarkable.

However, it's worth noting that several states without national parks have iconic national monuments, historic sites, and other protected areas managed by the National Park Service. These sites, while not designated as national parks, still offer opportunities for outdoor recreation, education, and conservation. Overall, whether exploring the rugged coastline of Maine or the rolling plains of Iowa, each state without a national park presents its own unique treasures waiting to be discovered and appreciated by visitors and locals alike.

States without National Parks 2024

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State
# of National Parks
Names
Alabama0
Connecticut0
Delaware0
Georgia0
Illinois0
Iowa0
Kansas0
Louisiana0
Maryland0
Massachusetts0
Mississippi0
Nebraska0
New Hampshire0
New Jersey0
New York0
Oklahoma0
Pennsylvania0
Rhode Island0
Vermont0
Wisconsin0
Arkansas1
  • Hot Springs National Park
Idaho1
  • Yellowstone National Park
Indiana1
  • Indiana Dunes National Park
Kentucky1
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
Maine1
  • Acadia National Park
Michigan1
  • Isle Royale National Park
Minnesota1
  • Voyageurs National Park
Missouri1
  • Gateway Arch National Park
North Carolina1
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
North Dakota1
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Ohio1
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Oregon1
  • Crater Lake National Park
South Carolina1
  • Congaree National Park
Tennessee1
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Virginia1
  • Shenandoah National Park
West Virginia1
  • New River Gorge National Park
Hawaii2
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
Montana2
  • Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
Nevada2
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
New Mexico2
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • White Sands National Park
South Dakota2
  • Badlands National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
Texas2
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Wyoming2
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
Arizona3
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Saguaro National Park
Florida3
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Everglades National Park
Washington3
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Olympic National Park
Colorado4
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
Utah5
  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Zion National Park
Alaska8
  • Denali National Park
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Katmai National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Par
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
California9
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Redwood National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
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States without National Parks 2024