Top 25+ National Park in USA [US Diary]

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Are you confused, what are the best National Park in USA? No worry. You will find full details and information about the best national park in USA.

Will find the best review what-why to visit in any National park in USA.

Know about the smallest national park in USA to visit in few hours. Also get map info of all national park, yellowstone national park and U S national parks pass.

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without wasting much time, lets get dive in the lists of all National Park in USA.

Prince William Forest National Park

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Prince William Forest National Park – The largest green space in Northern Virginia this park is also home to Rustic Cabins that were used during WWI & WWII as part of a spy training facility.

Along with camping you can explore over 40 miles of hiking & biking trials as well as a catch and release fishing pond. One of the best national park in USA.

#Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park – Home to the 1st & 2nd Battles of the American Civil War, visitors can plan a guided tour, hike, horseback ride or experience living history throughout the year.

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With over 5,000 acres to explore the possibilities are endless. Info by Nicole Warner from VisitPWC

#Gateway Arch National Park

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Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis features the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch (the tallest manmade monument in the U.S.), the Museum at the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse and park grounds.

This urban national park recently underwent a $380-million renovation, resulting in updated park grounds, a new visitor center and museum, and much more.

Opened just last summer, the brand-new 150,000-square-foot Museum at the Gateway Arch replaces the Arch’s former Museum of Westward Expansion.

With its six themed exhibit galleries, the Museum at the Gateway Arch traces the history of St. Louis from its beginnings as French fur trading outpost, to its significance in the story of America’s westward expansion, to the completion of its most recognizable structure (the Gateway Arch) in 1965.

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New exhibit pieces include an actual-size 15×15-foot replica French
colonial home
, a 3-D model of the St. Louis riverfront levee in the mid-19th
century, numerous interactive displays, and much more.

The museum design was guided by Universal Design principles, so exhibits are accessible to people of all abilities.

#Shawnee National Forest

If you truly want to get away and into nature, I Must recommend Shawnee National Forest enough.

There are trees galore, bluffs, waterfalls, rivers, you name it it’s there. One of my favorite parts of living in the area is being able to hike to a waterfall, see a swamp full of cypress trees, or overlook the gorgeous fall leaves from the edge of a bluff.

I recommend his place to US tourists because if you’re wanting to get away from the major cities and truly be able to spend weeks in pure nature, this is great.

While there are some small cities around, the closest major city is either St. Louis, MO, or Louisville, KY. There’s so much to do, too – camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, even a running trail that goes from one end to the other, it’s seriously an outdoor play place spread across all of Southern Illinois.

Not only that, but hidden the forest is so many cool locations – wineries, tree houses, Bald Knob Cross, orchards, tons of little things you can happen across that you won’t find elsewhere. By Shawn Miskelley

#Grand Teton and Yellowstone

I included two different ‘trips’ for you.. Grand Teton and Yellowstone are close to each other, and could both be done in one trip.

Grand Teton features an incredible set of mountains as well as the opportunity to see moose and bear.

Yellowstone is the largest collection of geothermal (geysers) features in the world. The photo of Teton is from Schwabacher’s Landing and shows a moose walking across a river in front of the Teton’s.

The photo of Yellowstone shows a rainbow colored feature called Grand Prismatic Spring and is a short hike from the road.

The other two parks that I included are Zion and Bryce Canyon. They are located in southern Utah. One of the most visited national park in USA.

They both feature incredible geologic features with red rocks and awe-inspiring beauty. The Zion photo was taken from Observation Point and shows you Zion canyon.

The Bryce Canyon photo was taken from Bryce Point at sunrise and shows you the hoodoos (geologic feature) that is especially well known in Bryce.

Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park A park that combines epic views, wildlife, fantastic hiking, out of this world driving, and of course glaciers this national park has it all.

You can take a red bus tour and explore the park like people did when the rail industry first reached the park.

Take a boat ride on many lakes in the park and learn about the history of the park. Stay or eat at a historic hotel to step back in time.

Or stretch your legs on over 700 miles of trails to hidden lakes, waterfalls, mind blowing views, or to a glacier. Some of my favorite trails are Trail of the Cedars, Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Glacier, and the Highline trail.

Big Bend National Park

Combining time along the Rio Grande River, which divides the United States and Mexico, with the Chisos Mountains there are endless ecosystems to explore in this national park.

Stay in the heart of the park at Chisos Mountain Lodge to allow for maximum time to explore the park.

You can hike up to a number of peaks in the park and get endless views into West Texas and Mexico.

If you prefer something easier stroll along the Rio Grande River to a natural hot spring. In the evenings make sure to look up at the sky for a fabulous show of the stars.

Make sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife as well including javelinas, black bears, coyotes, mountain lions, and over 450 species of birds.

#National Park of American Samoa

National Park of American Samoa

A perfect blend of culture and natural beauty sums up the National Park of American Samoa quite nicely.

Spread across three islands this national park has an intact Polynesian culture where chiefs still rule the regions of each island.

If you are lucky you will be invited to a feast celebration during your visit. If nature is more what you are looking for numerous trails explore the rain-forests and beaches of the islands.

Make sure to bring your snorkel as the island of Ofu has some of the best snorkeling in the world steps away from the beach.

If you are looking for a truly other world experience this national park is for you.

#Winter Magical Experience in Yellowstone National Park

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While Yellowstone may be very busy in the summer months in the winter you often will see more wildlife than humans.

The thermal activity underneath your feet is even more evident in the winter as you are surrounded by steam often creating ghost trees when the moisture freezes on the branches.

Wowww…

Bison will be roaming and using their massive heads to plow the snow out of their way to get to the remaining grass below. Not far away you may see wolves and coyotes looking for their next meal.

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Only the roads in the northern half of the park are open to cars where you can take a wildlife drive through Lamar Valley. Best national park in USA.

To reach the southern half of the park and Old Faithful take a ride on a snowcoach (a passenger van with snowmobile treads) and walk, snowshoe, or cross country ski the paths are the geyser basins.

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Yellowstone in the winter is a magical experience.

Info by BenSander from Black Sheep Adventures

#Assateague Island

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Visited a few National Parks in my area that I feel are worth highlighting. Assateague Island, a 37-mile long barrier island, is a famous National Seashore for its beautiful beaches, wild horses and abundant birds.

Visitors can opt to camp on the ocean or bay side of the island. Or come for the day and enjoy the nature trails via bike or foot. Explore wild horses, sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests, and coastal bays.

#Beauty of Catoctin Mountain

Discover the beauty of Catoctin Mountain, 25 miles of scenic hiking trails, with a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing and picnicking. Amazing national park in USA.

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Although you can’t visit Camp David, this park houses the famous Presidential retreat Camp David. This pet-friendly National Park has a wealth of scenery, wildlife, wildflowers, historic buildings, scenic drives, and fly-fishing.

Visitors can also arrange for an overnight stay in a historic cabin in Camp Misty Mount.

The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park allows visitors to experience life as it was in the 1770s.

Explore the 18th-century tobacco barn, farmhouse and replica out-kitchen. Learn about the heirloom crops and heritage breed animals.

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For the outdoor enthusiasts, check out the fishing pier, boat dock, and nature trails.
The National Battlefield of Antietam commemorates the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, which was fought on September 17, 1862.

Visitors can explore the museum exhibits in the visitor center, view the 26-minute film, narrated by James Earl Jones, join a Park Ranger for a battlefield talk, or take the self-guided 8 ½ miles auto tour through the battlefield.

The first Saturday of every December, the park lights over 23,000 candles to honor each casualty of the battle. Info by Matthew Scales

#Olympic Peninsula’s Mountains

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On the Olympic Peninsula you’ll experience magnificent mountains, rugged coastlines, and a temperate rain forest combined with charming small towns, and culinary and cultural delights.

Outdoor enthusiasts love the diversity of opportunities to explore the natural beauty. Hike through pristine mountain trails or more than 70 miles of wild Pacific coastline.

Absorb the serene rain forest solitude, have fun scouting waterfalls, kayak a variety of waterways. Immerse yourself in the small communities dotting the Olympic Peninsula. One of the best heritage in USA.

Each town has its own personality and unique history. Lavender in Sequim, wooden boats in Port Townsend, blackberries in Joyce, Dungeness crab in Port Angeles, and Twilight in Forks all have their own celebrations for locals and visitors alike.

Almost every weekend has an event or two or three or more scheduled. Art, music, theater, museums and birding are also dynamic activities across the peninsula.

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Discover the rich native heritage of the Olympic Peninsula. Local tribes share their history and culture at tribal centers, museums, art galleries and at local events. Info by MaryBrelsford

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park offers mountain scenery reminiscent of Yosemite and thermal wonders similar to Yellowstone, all of which is enhanced by the beauty of surrounding nature.

Steam vents, boiling mud spots, hot springs, volcanoes and naturally occurring lakes are what visitors can expect to see here. The park is open year-round with restricted access from December to May.

Fun fact – this is the only place in the world where all four different types of volcanos are condensed into one location.

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Though the area averages over 300 days of sunshine a year, fans of winter can still find plenty of activities when the temperature begins to drop.

Beginning in January, every Saturday and Sunday visitors of Lassen Volcanic National Park are given the opportunity to participate on a Ranger-led snowshoe walk on an active volcano.

Mesa Verde National Park

Towering over the Montezuma Valley in Southwest Colorado, Mesa Verde
National Park is the only national park dedicated to preserving the villages
and objects hand-built by ancient civilizations.

Sequoia National Park

Named America’s second national park in 1890, Sequoia was where John Muir, the unofficial father and insight for lifelong path of environmental conservation.

Since then, its giant trees, deep canyons, hidden caves, and towering mountains have inspired, stunned, and humbled visitors who come from all over the world to witness this unspoiled, majestic swath of wilderness.

During a visit, spend time with General Sherman, a 2,100-year-old giant sequoia tree which stands 275 feet tall and measures more than 36 feet in diameter at its base, making it the largest tree on the planet.

Then, head deep under the forest floor, to explore the narrow passages, ancient stalactites, and delicate ecosystem of the Crystal Caves.

Back above ground, adventure out on any one of Sequoia National Park’s more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails.

From gentle nature walks among giant sequoias, to moderate day hikes and even hard-core climbs – including the highest point in the lower 48 states – Sequoia delivers once-in-a-lifetime experiences, whatever your ability or inclination.

Coronado National Memorial in Cochise County!

The Memorial was established to interpret the Coronado Expedition of 1540-1542.

The park offers a sweeping view of the San Pedro River widely regarded as the corridor the expedition used heading north to the mythical Seven Cities of Cíbola. The flora at the Memorial is a mix of Chihuahuan desert and Madrean species with Rocky Mountain and Sonoran influences.

The park is at the southern end of the Huachuca Mountains, one of the many Sky Island ranges rising above the deserts and grasslands in southern Arizona. The Memorial sits at the center of a unique biological vortex. Here, four major biological provinces intersect.

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The result is an ecological melting pot where species richness is much greater than it would be within one province alone.

Some examples of this are a dozen species of hummingbirds, the coatimundi and javelina, and seven amphibian and 36 reptile species.

The Memorial is also home to Coronado Cave – which may have been used as a shelter and hideout by middle archaic people (up to 8000 years ago) and more recently by Chiricahua Apache, Mexican and European miners, and settlers.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is the crown jewel of the National Park system. From its dramatic waterfalls, giant sequoias and unbelievably tall, sheer granite towers, the park is one of the most breathtaking places on earth.

Inside the park, there is no shortage of activities from hiking and biking to rafting and camping. Rangers lead nature walks and starry skies tours.

In the winter, the crowds subside and there is a distinct sense of peace and solitude.

But that doesn’t mean the adventures stop! The Yosemite Ski and Snowboard area has miles of groomed trails for cross country skiers and a terrain park for skiers and boarders in addition to being a fantastic place to learn to downhill ski.

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This year, rock climbing takes center stage during the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Mountaineering School. Since 1969, guides have taken climbers to some of the highest peaks in the park.

You may not climb the Dawn Wall but you’ll be in awe of El Capitan! Beyond rock climbing, the school offers guided overnight backpacking trips to Glacier Point.

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