United States National Parks Quiz

How many U.S. National Parks can you name?
National parks, not national monuments, seashores, etc...
Two parks are not pictured on this map
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Last updated: January 5, 2021
First submittedFebruary 3, 2013
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State
Park
Alaska
Denali
Gates of the Arctic
Glacier Bay
Katmai
Kenai Fjords
Kobuk Valley
Lake Clark
Wrangell-St. Elias
Arizona
Grand Canyon
Petrified Forest
Saguaro
Arkansas
Hot Springs
California
Channel Islands
Joshua Tree
Kings Canyon
Lassen Volcanic
Pinnacles
Redwood
Sequoia
Yosemite
California,
Nevada
Death Valley
State
Park
Colorado
Black Canyon of the
Gunnison
Great Sand Dunes
Mesa Verde
Rocky Mountain
Florida
Biscayne
Dry Tortugas
Everglades
Hawaii
Haleakala
Hawaii Volcanoes
Indiana
Indiana Dunes
Kentucky
Mammoth Cave
Maine
Acadia
Michigan
Isle Royale
Minnesota
Voyageurs
Missouri
Gateway Arch
Montana
Glacier
Nevada
Great Basin
New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns
White Sands
North Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt
Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley
Oregon
Crater Lake
State
Park
South Carolina
Congaree
South Dakota
Badlands
Wind Cave
Tennessee,
North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains
Texas
Big Bend
Guadalupe Mountains
Utah
Arches
Bryce Canyon
Canyonlands
Capitol Reef
Zion
Virginia
Shenandoah
Washington
Mount Rainier
North Cascades
Olympic
West Virginia
New River Gorge
Wyoming
Grand Teton
Wyoming,
Montana, Idaho
Yellowstone
n/a
National Park of
American Samoa
Virgin Islands
National Park
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Level 14
Feb 9, 2013
How did I miss Denali and Grand Canyon? I've been to both.
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Level 14
Feb 9, 2013
12/59
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Level 55
Jan 6, 2021
You didn't miss them because you've been there.
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2021
Don’t worry, I missed Yellowstone which I’ve literally been researching for the past five years
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Level 54
Aug 10, 2013
I think being an east coaster has handicapped me on this quiz... Only got 7. Yikes!
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Level 49
Jul 25, 2014
Should accept just Bryce--listed that way on some of the websites & literature...
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Level ∞
Mar 24, 2015
Okay
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Level 52
Aug 20, 2016
Also it's not a canyon, so I have no idea why it's called Bryce Canyon National Park
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Level 69
Mar 21, 2015
Some of these are pretty... obscure. I've only been to five of them.
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Level 56
Aug 5, 2015
somehow it's also satisfying when you run out of answers to think of, only to realize after time lapsed that you actually did not know any of the remaining answers. Gave it my all! 12/59
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Level 67
Aug 6, 2015
Got them all, but I've lived in 6 of them. Helps to have a husband with a career in the National Park Service.
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Level 54
Aug 6, 2015
Anyone else get some of the more obscure from reading Nevada Barr?
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Level 78
Jun 5, 2016
A friend recommended I start reading the Anna Pigeon books. Wish now I'd taken her advice before I took this quiz. :)
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Level 30
Aug 8, 2015
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is by far the most visited national park, yet only 38% guessed it?
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Level 45
Aug 19, 2019
Well I was certain that was one, but I was spelling it “Smokey” for some reason (faulty memory?) and it was not accepting it. So perhaps quite a few more guessed it but spelled it differently?
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Level 38
May 17, 2020
that's exactly why I missed it.
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Level 79
Jan 7, 2021
Yep, after trying "Smokey Mountains", I gave up on that one.
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Level ∞
Jan 7, 2021
Smokey Mountains will work now.
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Level 55
Mar 18, 2020
I missed "Great". I really think just smoky mountains should be accepted.
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Level 47
Aug 10, 2015
I only missed Pinnacles.

For my punishment, I should go there.

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Level 52
Aug 20, 2016
Be thankful you didn't miss Death Valley.
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Level 83
Aug 11, 2017
Not much of a punishment! ;)
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Level 48
Feb 10, 2016
I should have gotten five more than I did, two of which I've been too.
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2016
I was reminded of the scene in West Wing where President Bartlet offers to list and describe in detail each and every one of America's National Parks to Josh. In the US it would be feasible - and probably a worthwhile bucket list item - to visit them all. Here in Australia we have over 500 - over 200 just in my state of Queensland. Probably not gonna try and make it to all of them.
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2016
Of this list, I've managed to visit 12 so far. Gonna try and knock a few more off next time I'm stateside.
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Level 87
Sep 14, 2016
So far I've been to 41 of the 59 U.S. parks. Not sure I'll make it to them all though - American Samoa is pretty far and some of the parks in Alaska are very remote. At my age, don't think I'm up to the challenge of roughing it for a week in park only accessible by bush or seaplane.
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2021
This list doesn't include all the national monuments, nation scenic riverways, etc. They are fantastic places to visit, too.
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Level 30
Oct 3, 2016
17 years old been to 18 national parks, 41 to go im gonna make it.
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Level 48
Aug 11, 2017
Good Luck!
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Level 44
Aug 11, 2017
I knew most of the ones on the west coast (only half of Utah, Alaska, and California though), mostly because my family always takes really long road trips to different parks. My dad also samples in Lassen.
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Level 85
Aug 11, 2017
Where's Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore?
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Level 78
Aug 11, 2017
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Level 69
Aug 11, 2017
I was much worse at this than I thought -- I think because I associate my thoughts/memories with actual places rather than the official nomenclature of the park.

Would've been a hard quiz either way but I surprised myself in that I only got 21 right.

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Level 69
Jan 6, 2020
DId much better after the quiz was reset recently. The national park quarters are a good visual aid for remembering all the parks. Also, I managed to visit one of the parks recently (Gateway Arch), but I still have only been to ten of the parks. It's interesting how many amazing, remarkable natural sites there are in America that aren't National Parks, either. The National Monuments alone are another incredible list of places to see.
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Level 78
Aug 12, 2017
We've tried three times to visit Carlsbad while traveling, and each time something bad happened - someone in the car became very ill or we had car trouble. It is now permanently off our list.
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Level 78
Jan 31, 2019
You had been forewarned - CarlsBAD.
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Level 78
Mar 15, 2020
:)
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Level 67
Aug 22, 2017
Black Canyon of the Gunnison is easily the most metal park name. Also one of the 3 I've been to and missed.
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Level 20
Mar 2, 2018
Ugh... I got killed by the time limit!!! 58/59 Only needed 20 more seconds.
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Level 47
Apr 16, 2018
could you accept "great smokey mountains" and "black canyon"?
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Level 70
May 19, 2018
You should add Gateway Arch, our newest national park!
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
I added it, but I don't like it. It should be a national monument, not a national park. It's only 90 acres in size.
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Level 70
Oct 21, 2018
Yea, I'm kind of with you there. Granted, the "park" label does not mean much of anything within the NPS, but still I feel like it doesn't do justice to the spectacular peaks of Rocky Mountain to have this artifact of the automobile age sharing the distinction.
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2021
I used to agree, but now I've decided that as an urban NP it makes sense. It's not only the arch - it includes the former Jefferson Expansion Memorial Park which memorializes the Louisiana Purchase and the beginning of the Lewis and Clark journey which greatly expanded our country and opened the west to settlement. It also includes the Old Courthouse which was the site of the Dred Scott case as well as the location of an attempt in 1872 for suffragist Virginia Minor to vote. There is also a large Black History collection. The architecture of the arch is amazing, (although one trip to the top was enough for me - the jerking and creaking as the cars adapted to the curvature was a bit unnerving.) The beauty of the arch along with the setting along the Mississippi River in my opinion makes it okay to expand the designation to a National Park rather than historical park or monument - just barely.
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Level 72
Sep 8, 2018
Arches and Yellowstone are absolutely magnificent NPs! Definitely wanna see Acadia once, that region must be wonderful. Sad that the region around Lake Tahoe isn't a national park, it's of the most iconic regions I've ever seen!
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Level 81
Oct 21, 2018
Acadia's pretty cool. Probably my second favorite NP in the eastern half of the country after Everglades.
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Level 62
Nov 10, 2020
Oh absolutely. Of the total two national parks I've been to, Acadia is probably the best.
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Level 52
Feb 16, 2019
Indiana Dunes is now a National Park!
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2019
+1!! we Hoosiers are eager to see this list reflect that Indiana Dunes is now a national park, thanks!
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Added
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Level 82
Feb 18, 2019
It doesn't show up in the answers list though.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Just counted. I've been to 23 of the 61 parks! Hope to see them all some day.
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2019
23 for me as well :) It'll be a good excuse to visit American Samoa one day!
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Wow, that's a lot for a person who's not from the U.S.!
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Level 78
Mar 15, 2020
You beat me by two.
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2020
22 for me.
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Level 89
Feb 18, 2019
Indiana Dunes does not appear on the list, Grand Canyon and Sequoia does not appear on the map.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 72
Feb 21, 2019
Earlier today, I discovered that I went to Shenandoah National Park here and Cuyahoga Valley NP here
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Level 77
Dec 26, 2019
Cuyahoga National Park is quite beautiful for being only minutes from downtown Cleveland.
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2019
White Sands just became a national park yesterday (December 20) so you should add it to the quiz.
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Level ∞
Dec 25, 2019
Done.
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Level 83
Dec 26, 2019
A fair number of these were National Monuments when I was younger and traveling around the US, and they only got "promoted" to National Parks much later. That made this tricky for me.
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Level 31
Jan 14, 2020
53/62 for someone who has only been to... wait, never mind, I've only been to 1 national Monument and horseshoe bend. Yippee.
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2020
i got everything yay
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Level 81
Mar 15, 2020
America has got probably the greatest natural beauty of any place on Earth, when taken all together. I've had the pleasure of visiting many of these places. The Grand Canyon and Yosemite probably made the biggest impression. Death Valley was cool, too.
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2021
Canada, India, and Australia are not far behind
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Level 78
Mar 15, 2020
Cascades? Pacific Cascades? Northwestern Cascades? Cascades National Park? So close.
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Level 78
Jan 15, 2021
This time I tried Cascades and Northern Cascades.
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2020
Great quiz. I've been to many of these parks, they are amazing. Reached level 74 on this quiz! Just counted, I've been to 22 out of 62 parks. I'd love to see them all, what a great bucket list.
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Level 35
May 4, 2020
I've been to out 18 national parks but i do not understand why gateway arch is a national park i think it is weird
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Level 38
May 17, 2020
I had no clue that the gateway arch was a national park.
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Level 60
Jun 15, 2020
I personally don't understand why this place merits the distinction of a "National Park." "National Monument" seems like a much better term.
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Level 62
Dec 28, 2020
I believe as of December 27, New River Gorge in West Virginia is a national park?
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Level 56
Jan 1, 2021
New river gorge in West Virginia should be added now
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Level 43
Jan 5, 2021
Glad to see that West Virginia made some good news
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Level 50
Jan 5, 2021
Yeah!
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2021
Got 7/63 (I'm from Malaysia living in China). I've never been to any of these, which makes sense since I've never been to the U.S. before.
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Level 49
Jan 7, 2021
Done with 7 minutes to spare, though I have been to 51 of these and love the parks, so I know them very well.
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2021
49/63. Not bad for someone who has only been to two.

Though I think I should have got Sequoia and Saguaro

The most Obscure ones I got were New River Gorge and Katmai

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Level 43
Jan 7, 2021
How bout an Australian one. Only 685!