National Parks In The United States

The first national park in the United States was established in 1872, and there are now 58 national parks sprinkled throughout the country. National parks are owned by the U.S. government, which typically restricts development and establishes protections for the environment and the wildlife. It takes an act of Congress (literally) to establish a national park, and in 1916, the National Park Service was created.

Alaska and California each have eight national parks, Utah has five, and Colorado has four. The national parks range in size from 6,000 acres to 8 million acres.

Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado, is one of the most well-known (and certainly the most beautiful) national parks in the United States, but other famous parks include:
•Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming
•Sequoia National Park, in California
•Yosemite National Park, in California
•Great Sand Dunes National Park, in Utah
•Badlands National Park, in South Dakota
•Death Valley National Park, in California and Nevada
•Denali National Park, in Alaska
•Everglades National Park, in Florida
•Glacier National Park, in Montana
•Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona
•Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming
•Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, in Hawaii
•Mesa Verde National Park, in Colorado
•Mount Ranier National Park, in Washington
•Redwood National Park, in California
•Zion National Park, in Utah

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