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: December 27, 2019
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
Wyoming
Grand Teton
Wyoming,
Montana, Idaho
Yellowstone
n/a
National Park of
American Samoa
Virgin Islands
National Park
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Level 55
Feb 8, 2013
I only got one due to my Yogi Bear knowledge!
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Level 85
Feb 19, 2019
You're saying you got Jellystone 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 52
Aug 10, 2013
I think being an east coaster has handicapped me on this quiz... Only got 7. Yikes!
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Level 48
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 49
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 44
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 32
May 17, 2020
that's exactly why I missed it.
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Level 53
Mar 18, 2020
I missed "Great". I really think just smoky mountains should be accepted.
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Level 45
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 81
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 72
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 72
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 85
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 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 83
Aug 11, 2017
Where's Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore?
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Level 76
Aug 11, 2017
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Level 67
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 67
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 76
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 68
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 68
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
Mar 15, 2020
A lot of the national parks were formerly national monuments, but even though I'm Missouri-proud that we have one of the newest NPs, I was surprised by the designation. Maybe they were including acres of altitude, too. :)
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Level 73
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 80
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 52
Feb 16, 2019
Indiana Dunes is now a National Park!
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Level 68
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 83
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 73
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 74
Mar 19, 2020
22 for me.
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Level 88
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 68
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 78
Dec 26, 2019
Cuyahoga National Park is quite beautiful for being only minutes from downtown Cleveland.
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Level 61
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 68
Dec 26, 2019
Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and White Sands have the zoomable-circle tag while the rest don't
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Level ∞
Dec 27, 2019
Okay, fixed
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Level 81
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 29
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 58
Feb 23, 2020
i got everything yay
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Level 79
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 78
Mar 15, 2020
Cascades? Pacific Cascades? Northwestern Cascades? Cascades National Park? So close.
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Level 74
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 34
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 32
May 17, 2020
I had no clue that the gateway arch was a national park.