81 National Parks in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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81 National Parks to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Akaka Falls State Park875 Akaka Falls Rd, Honomu, HI 96728, USA

This is a beautiful state park which was located in Hawaii. It comprises of so many huge trees and a vast collection of flora and fauna. The main highlight of this state park is the 442 feet high waterfalls named Akaka.  The falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park.  This park is a good trekking destination and also an escape from a busy life.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309, USA

This is a huge biosphere reserve located in the heart of Leon county, Florida. The gardens are also a U.S. historic district known as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it contains 18 historic buildings, 4 structures, and 4 objects. These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by  Alfred. b and Louis Mc lay after they purchased this as their winter home.

Amerson River Park2551 Pierce Dr N, Macon, GA 31204, USA

Amerson River Park contains 180 acres of pristine forests, meadows, and wetlands surrounded by a river oxbow. The park boasts several high bluffs that provide beautiful views of the river and its banks.

Año Nuevo State Park1 New Years Creek Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA

Año Nuevo State Park is a state park of California which are known for their pinniped rookeries. Located in San Mateo County. The reserve contains a diversity of plant communities, including old growth forest, freshwater marsh, red alder riparian forest and knobcone pine forest.

Avalon State ParkN Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA

Avalon State Park is a Florida State Park, located on North Hutchinson Island, 4 miles north of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, along A1A. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year .

Big Cypress National Preserve33100 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141, USA

Big Cypress National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in South Florida. borders the wet freshwater marl prairies of Everglades National Park to the south, and other state and federally protected cypress country in the west. became the first national preserves in the United States National Park System when it was established.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area occupies approximately the southern third of the island of Key Biscayne. This park includes the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the oldest standing structure in Greater Miami.  it was ranked as having the 8th best beach in the country.

Biscayne National Park is an American national park in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. Daily a lot of people visit this place and is a famous tourist attraction in Miami Dade county.

Burke Lake Park7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, USA

A beautiful public park that encompasses Burke Lake. It offers many recreation facilities, including miniature golf, a carousel, a miniature train, an ice cream parlor, a fishing pier, campgrounds, and numerous playgrounds and picnic areas.

Butano State Park1500 Cloverdale Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA

This is a state park of California showcasing a secluded redwood-filled canyon. The park features miles of hiking trails, 21 drive-in campsites, and 18 walk-in campsites, restrooms and more. Guided nature walk and weekend campfire programs are offered during the summer.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223, USA

Calaveras Big Trees State Park is a state park of California, preserving two groves of giant sequoia trees. It has been a major tourist attraction since 1852, when the existence of the trees was first widely reported, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.

Catalina State Park11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737, USA

Catalina State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, that is adjacent to Coronado National Forest on the western slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Island Ford Unit8800 Roberts Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, USA

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area preserves a series of sites between Atlanta and Lake Sidney Lanier along the Chattahoochee River, Georgia, U.S. The 48-mile stretch of the river affords public recreation opportunities and access to historic sites. The National Recreation Area, a National Park Service unit, was established on August 15, 1978, by President Jimmy Carter.

Cholla Cactus GardenCholla Cactus Garden, California, USA

An intense concentration of cholla cactus. The small hike is through level plains, a mile in total on a loop.

Codorus State ParkMarina Dr, Hanover, PA 17331, USA

Codorus State Park is a 3,500-acre Pennsylvania state park in Heidelberg, Manheim, Penn, and West Manheim Townships in southwestern York County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park was created around Lake Marburg, an artificial lake covering 1,275 acres and is named for Codorus Creek, which forms the lake.

Congaree National Park100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061, USA

American national park in central South Carolina which preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. The lush trees growing in its floodplain forest are some of the tallest in the eastern United States, forming one of the highest temperate deciduous forest canopies remaining in the world.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, on the Verde River in an area known as the Verde River Greenway which covers 423 acres. It also offers trailhead access to the Dead Horse Trail System, located on adjacent Coconino National Forest land. The ranch was originally named by the Ireys family, who sold the land to the state of Arizona to become a state park.

The park preserves Fort Jefferson and the seven Dry Tortugas islands, the westernmost and most isolated of the Florida Keys. The archipelago's coral reefs are the least disturbed of the Florida Keys reefs. The park is noted for abundant sea life, tropical bird breeding grounds, colorful coral reefs, and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress.

Egmont Key National Wildlife RefugeSt. Petersburg, FL 33715, USA

Located on Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, it can only be reached by boat or ferry. The Egmont Key Lighthouse and the ruins of Fort Dade, a Spanish–American War era fort, are located in the park. The entire 328 acres (133 ha) island is actually part of Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151, USA

A natural park that preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County and has a long and complex history lasting 8,000 years. The land was used as a tenant farm, family homestead, and country estate until it was deeded to Fairfax County Park Authority as a 640-acre nature park in 1971.