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List of the United States National Park System official units

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The Official Units of the National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service.

As of 2013, there are 401 official units of the National Park System. However, this number is somewhat misleading. For example: Denali National Park and Preserve is counted as two units, whereas Fort Moultrie National Monument is not counted as a unit because it is considered a part of Fort Sumter National Monument. Furthermore, the NPS contributes resources to many affiliated areas which do not fall under its administration, and do not count toward the official list total. An example is the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

These units are a subset of the List of areas in the National Park System of the United States, and nearly all participate in the national park passport stamps program. Until recently, Delaware was the only state without an official unit (President Barack Obama designated the First State National Monument under the Antiquities Act on March 25, 2013). Units are also found in Washington, D.C., Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Type Number
National Park (List of National Parks of the United States) 59
National Monument (List of national monuments of the United States) 79
National Preserve 18
National Historical Park 46
National Historic Site 78
International Historic Site 1
National Battlefield Park 4
National Military Park 9
National Battlefield 11
National Battlefield Site 1
National Memorial (List of national memorials of the United States) 28
National Recreation Area 18
National Seashore (List of United States national lakeshores and seashores) 10
National Lakeshore (List of United States national lakeshores and seashores) 4
National River 15
National Reserve 2
National Parkway 4
National Trail 3
Other 11
Total 401

Bold indicates national parks.

Name Location
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Alabama
Little River Canyon National Preserve Alabama
Russell Cave National Monument Alabama
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Alabama
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site Alabama
Alagnak Wild River Alaska
Aniakchak National Monument Alaska
Aniakchak National Preserve Alaska
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Alaska
Cape Krusenstern National Monument Alaska
Denali National Park Alaska
Denali National Preserve Alaska
Gates of the Arctic National Park Alaska
Gates of the Arctic National Preserve Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park Alaska
Glacier Bay National Preserve Alaska
Katmai National Park Alaska
Katmai National Preserve Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park Alaska
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska, Washington
Kobuk Valley National Park Alaska
Lake Clark National Park Alaska
Lake Clark National Preserve Alaska
Noatak National Preserve Alaska
Sitka National Historical Park Alaska
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Alaska, California, Hawaii
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Alaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve Alaska
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Alaska
National Park of American Samoa American Samoa
Canyon De Chelly National Monument Arizona
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Arizona
Chiricahua National Monument Arizona
Coronado National Memorial Arizona
Fort Bowie National Historic Site Arizona
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Arizona, Utah
Grand Canyon National Park Arizona
Hohokam Pima National Monument Arizona
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Arizona
Montezuma Castle National Monument Arizona
Navajo National Monument Arizona
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Arizona
Petrified Forest National Park Arizona
Pipe Spring National Monument Arizona
Saguaro National Park Arizona
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Arizona
Tonto National Monument Arizona
Tumacacori National Historical Park Arizona
Tuzigoot National Monument Arizona
Walnut Canyon National Monument Arizona
Wupatki National Monument Arizona
Arkansas Post National Memorial Arkansas
Buffalo National River Arkansas
Fort Smith National Historic Site Arkansas
Hot Springs National Park Arkansas
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Arkansas
Pea Ridge National Military Park Arkansas
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site Arkansas
Cabrillo National Monument California
César E. Chávez National Monument California
Channel Islands National Park California
Death Valley National Park California, Nevada
Devils Postpile National Monument California
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site California
Fort Point National Historic Site California
Golden Gate National Recreation Area California
John Muir National Historic Site California
Joshua Tree National Park California
Kings Canyon National Park California
Lassen Volcanic National Park California
Lava Beds National Monument California
Manzanar National Historic Site California
Mojave National Preserve California
Muir Woods National Monument California
Pinnacles National Park California
Point Reyes National Seashore California
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial California
Redwood National Park California
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park California
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park California
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area California
Sequoia National Park California
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area California
Yosemite National Park California
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Colorado
Colorado National Monument Colorado
Curecanti National Recreation Area Colorado
Dinosaur National Monument Colorado, Utah
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Colorado
Great Sand Dunes National Park Colorado
Great Sand Dunes National Preserve Colorado
Hovenweep National Monument Colorado, Utah
Mesa Verde National Park Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Colorado
Yucca House National Monument Colorado
Weir Farm National Historic Site Connecticut
First State National Monument Delaware, Pennsylvania
Big Cypress National Preserve Florida
Biscayne National Park Florida
Canaveral National Seashore Florida
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Florida
De Soto National Memorial Florida
Dry Tortugas National Park Florida
Everglades National Park Florida
Fort Caroline National Memorial Florida
Fort Matanzas National Monument Florida
Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida, Mississippi
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Florida
Andersonville National Historic Site Georgia
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Georgia
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Tennessee
Cumberland Island National Seashore Georgia
Fort Frederica National Monument Georgia
Fort Pulaski National Monument Georgia
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Georgia
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Georgia
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Georgia
Ocmulgee National Monument Georgia
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Guam
Haleakala National Park Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii
Kalaupapa National Historical Park Hawaii
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Hawaii
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Hawaii
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Hawaii
City of Rocks National Reserve Idaho
Craters of the Moon National Monument Idaho
Craters of the Moon National Preserve Idaho
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Idaho
Minidoka National Historic Site Idaho
Nez Perce National Historical Park Idaho
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Illinois
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Indiana
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Indiana
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Indiana
Effigy Mounds National Monument Iowa
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Iowa
Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site Kansas
Fort Larned National Historic Site Kansas
Fort Scott National Historic Site Kansas
Nicodemus National Historic Site Kansas
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Kansas
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Kentucky
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Louisiana
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Louisiana
Poverty Point National Monument Louisiana
Acadia National Park Maine
Appalachian National Scenic Trail Georgia
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Maine
Antietam National Battlefield Maryland
Assateague Island National Seashore Maryland, Virginia
Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland
C & O Canal National Historical Park Maryland, Washington DC
Clara Barton National Historic Site Maryland
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland
Fort Washington Park Maryland
Greenbelt Park Maryland
Hampton National Historic Site Maryland
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument Maryland
Monocacy National Battlefield Maryland
Piscataway Park Maryland
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Maryland, Pennsylvania
Thomas Stone National Historic Site Maryland
Adams National Historical Park Massachusetts
Boston African American National Historic Site Massachusetts
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Massachusetts
Boston National Historical Park Massachusetts
Cape Cod National Seashore Massachusetts
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Massachusetts
John F. Kennedy National Historic Site Massachusetts
Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Massachusetts
Lowell National Historical Park Massachusetts
Minute Man National Historical Park Massachusetts
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Massachusetts
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Massachusetts
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Massachusetts
Springfield Armory National Historic Site Massachusetts
Isle Royale National Park Michigan
Keweenaw National Historical Park Michigan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan
River Raisin National Battlefield Park Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Michigan
Grand Portage National Monument Minnesota
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Minnesota
Pipestone National Monument Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park Minnesota
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site Mississippi
Natchez National Historical Park Mississippi
Natchez Trace Parkway Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee
Tupelo National Battlefield Mississippi
Vicksburg National Military Park Mississippi, Louisiana
George Washington Carver National Monument Missouri
Harry S Truman National Historic Site Missouri
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Missouri
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Missouri
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site Missouri
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Missouri
Big Hole National Battlefield Montana
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Montana
Glacier National Park Montana
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site Montana
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Montana
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Nebraska
Homestead National Monument of America Nebraska
Missouri National Recreational River Nebraska, South Dakota
Niobrara National Scenic River Nebraska
Scotts Bluff National Monument Nebraska
Great Basin National Park Nevada
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nevada, Arizona
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site New Hampshire
Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River New Jersey
Morristown National Historical Park New Jersey
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park New Jersey
Thomas Edison National Historical Park New Jersey
Aztec Ruins National Monument New Mexico
Bandelier National Monument New Mexico
Capulin Volcano National Monument New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns National Park New Mexico
Chaco Culture National Historical Park New Mexico
El Malpais National Monument New Mexico
El Morro National Monument New Mexico
Fort Union National Monument New Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument New Mexico
Pecos National Historical Park New Mexico
Petroglyph National Monument New Mexico
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument New Mexico
White Sands National Monument New Mexico
African Burial Ground National Monument New York
Castle Clinton National Monument New York
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site New York
Federal Hall National Memorial New York
Fire Island National Seashore New York
Fort Stanwix National Monument New York
Gateway National Recreation Area New York, New Jersey
General Grant National Memorial New York
Governors Island National Monument New York
Hamilton Grange National Memorial New York
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site New York
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site New York
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site New York
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site New York
Saratoga National Historical Park New York
Statue of Liberty National Monument New York, New Jersey
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site New York
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site New York
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site New York
Women's Rights National Historical Park New York
Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina, Virginia
Cape Hatteras National Seashore North Carolina
Cape Lookout National Seashore North Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site North Carolina
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site North Carolina
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park North Carolina
Moores Creek National Battlefield North Carolina
Wright Brothers National Memorial North Carolina
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site North Dakota, Montana
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Dakota
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Ohio
First Ladies National Historic Site Ohio
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Ohio
James A. Garfield National Historic Site Ohio
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Ohio
William Howard Taft National Historic Site Ohio
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Oklahoma
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Oklahoma
Crater Lake National Park Oregon
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Oregon, Washington
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon
Oregon Caves National Monument Oregon
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Pennsylvania
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Eisenhower National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Flight 93 National Memorial Pennsylvania
Fort Necessity National Battlefield Pennsylvania
Friendship Hill National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Gettysburg National Military Park Pennsylvania
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Independence National Historical Park Pennsylvania
Johnstown Flood National Memorial Pennsylvania
Middle Delaware National Scenic River Pennsylvania
Steamtown National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial Pennsylvania
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Pennsylvania
Valley Forge National Historical Park Pennsylvania
San Juan National Historic Site Puerto Rico
Roger Williams National Memorial Rhode Island
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site South Carolina
Congaree National Park South Carolina
Cowpens National Battlefield South Carolina
Fort Sumter National Monument South Carolina
Kings Mountain National Military Park South Carolina
Ninety Six National Historic Site South Carolina
Badlands National Park South Dakota
Jewel Cave National Monument South Dakota
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial South Dakota
Wind Cave National Park South Dakota
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Tennessee
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Tennessee, Kentucky
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Tennessee, Kentucky
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tennessee, North Carolina
Obed Wild and Scenic River Tennessee
Shiloh National Military Park Tennessee, Mississippi
Stones River National Battlefield Tennessee
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Texas
Amistad National Recreation Area Texas
Big Bend National Park Texas
Big Thicket National Preserve Texas
Chamizal National Memorial Texas
Fort Davis National Historic Site Texas
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Texas
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Texas
Padre Island National Seashore Texas
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Texas
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River Texas
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Texas
Arches National Park Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park Utah
Canyonlands National Park Utah
Capitol Reef National Park Utah
Cedar Breaks National Monument Utah
Golden Spike National Historic Site Utah
Natural Bridges National Monument Utah
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Utah
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Utah
Zion National Park Utah
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Vermont
Buck Island Reef National Monument Virgin Islands
Christiansted National Historic Site Virgin Islands
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands National Park Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument Virgin Islands
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Virginia
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Virginia
Booker T. Washington National Monument Virginia
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Virginia
Colonial National Historical Park Virginia
Fort Monroe National Monument Virginia
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Virginia
George Washington Birthplace National Monument Virginia
George Washington Memorial Parkway Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Virginia
Manassas National Battlefield Park Virginia
Petersburg National Battlefield Park Virginia
Prince William Forest Park Virginia
Richmond National Battlefield Park Virginia
Shenandoah National Park Virginia
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Virginia
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve Washington
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Washington, Oregon
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Washington
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Washington
Mount Rainier National Park Washington
North Cascades National Park' Washington
Olympic National Park Washington
Ross Lake National Recreation Area Washington
San Juan Island National Historical Park Washington
Whitman Mission National Historic Site Washington
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Washington DC
Constitution Gardens Washington DC
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington DC
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Washington DC
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Washington DC
Korean War Veterans Memorial Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial Washington DC
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Washington DC
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Washington DC
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Washington DC
National Capital Parks Washington DC
National Mall Washington DC
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site Washington DC
Rock Creek Park Washington DC
Theodore Roosevelt Island Washington DC
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Washington DC
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington DC
Washington Monument Washington DC
White House Washington DC
World War II Memorial Washington DC
Bluestone National Scenic River West Virginia
Gauley River National Recreation Area West Virginia
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park West Virginia
New River Gorge National River West Virginia
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Wisconsin, Minnesota
Devils Tower National Monument Wyoming
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Wyoming
Fossil Butte National Monument Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park Wyoming
John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park Wyoming, Idaho, Montana

See also


  • National Park Service Office of Public Affairs (2006). "Units in the National Park System". Last Updated March 6, 2006.

External links

  • National Park Service
  • Alphabetical list at National Park Service
  • Former National Park System Units: An Analysis
  • The 401 NPS Units, by classification. Official document from the NPS
  • Visitation Statistics
  • Parks by Date of Establishment
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