Category Elimination - US National Parks

In each group, name any US National Park which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any park which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
Inspired by this quiz and with assistance from the illustrious Stewart
# = the number of possible parks
Park-and-Preserve combinations in the lower 48 are counted as though all of both were part of a single unit
Answers must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by MiracleMax
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Last updated: January 20, 2021
First submittedMay 28, 2019
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#
Category
50
West of the Mississippi
32
With a maximum elevation less than 10,000 feet
16
Without the letter "i" in its name
3
On the Colorado River
1
Not in Utah
Grand Canyon
 
 
 
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Category
38
With a maximum elevation over 6,000 feet
26
Beginning with a letter A-M
8
Not in the lower 48
3
With only one word in its name
1
Containing the highest point in its state
Denali
#
Category
36
Smaller than 250,000 acres (390 square miles)
19
In a state or territory beginning with a letter A-M
10
Visited by fewer than 500,000 people in 2018
3
Located entirely on islands
1
Touching the Atlantic Ocean
Dry Tortugas
 
 
 
#
Category
46
Not touching an ocean
28
With exactly two words in its name
11
East of the Continental Divide
3
Designated in the 21st century
1
Containing territory both east and west of the Mississippi
Gateway Arch
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Level 80
May 28, 2019
Are there any maps that show the portion of the Gateway Arch National Park on the east side of the Mississippi River? I see a news release that says legislation authorized the acquisition of 100 acres on the east bank, but I can't find any indication that it was actually acquired.
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Level 71
May 28, 2019
https://www.nps.gov/maps/tools/npmap-builder/map/ is a map hosted and updated by the NPS with boundaries of all NPS-managed sites. It shows the full Gateway Arch map. Alternatively, Gateway Arch was merely a redesignation of the Jefferson Expansion National Memorial, for which maps should be more readily available.
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Level 68
May 28, 2019
Wow! A fantastic variation on my Category Elimination series, I'm impressed :)
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Level 56
May 29, 2019
Spectacular quiz!
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Level 60
Dec 4, 2019
What does it mean the Arch was designated in the 21st century?
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Level 71
Dec 4, 2019
The arch and the park that surrounds it was declared to be one of the 61 flagship National Parks in 2018. Previously, it was a National Memorial, though it was and remains under the jurisdiction of the National Parks Service.
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Level 67
Dec 9, 2019
Dry Tortugas is in the Gulf of Mexico. Are we counting that as "touching the Atlantic"?
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Level 71
Dec 9, 2019
Yes. I believe it is standard operating procedure on Jetpunk to count marginal seas as part of the oceans to which they are attached.
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Level 72
Dec 16, 2019
I'd like to see this as a series! Nominated.
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Level 71
Dec 17, 2019
Nice variation, however it would have been an advantage if you had stated that the answers were all National Parks in the USA
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Level 49
Oct 26, 2020
Yep. Kosciuszko National Park in Australia meets all the criteria for the blue group, except for being in the US, which isn't stated.
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Level 63
Dec 19, 2019
Gateway Arch is a national park? Never heard of that! Learn something new every day! :)
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Level 27
Feb 25, 2020
Acadia/Bar Harbor should be added
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Level 72
Mar 10, 2020
Nominated
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Level 57
Jul 19, 2020
Scroll mode for mobile please...
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Level 63
Oct 6, 2020
Can ya put Tortugas as a type in please because I missed that one because I forgot to put in the Dry lol.
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Level 66
Oct 6, 2020
Thanks for the quiz.

I think Isle Royale needs to be added to line 4 of the red section (upper right): it's 207 sq. mi., in Michigan, is entirely an island cluster and its waterways, and is the least-visited NP in the lower 48 with around 18,500 annually.

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Level 71
Oct 6, 2020
This is based on total area administered by the national park, not just land area. That makes Isle Royale almost 900 square miles.
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Level 60
Nov 27, 2020
This would be great if I knew more than the two Ys (Yosemite and Yellowstone) XD
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Level 50
Jan 8, 2021
I would love to see more national park quizzes feature. Nominated and 5 stars. :)