Favorite national park system sites visited – UPDATED


Alaska – Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK

Alberta – Banff National Park, Banff, AB

Arizona – Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ

Arkansas – Pea Ridge National Military Park, Pea Ridge, AR

British Columbia – Kootenay National Park, Radium Hot Springs, BC

California – Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA – updated 4/12/23

Colorado – Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Alamosa, CO – updated 4/12/23

England – Lake District National Park, Keswick, England

Florida – Everglades National Park, Everglades City, FL

Georgia – Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

Idaho – Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve, Carey, ID

Indiana – Indiana Dunes National Park, Chesterton, IN

Ireland – Killarney National Park – Killarney, Ireland

Kentucky – Mammoth Cave National Park, Park City, KY

Maine – Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Manitoba – The Forks National Historic Site, Winnepeg, MB

Maryland – Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, multiple locations, MD and DC

Massachusetts – Lowell National Historical Park – Lowell, MA

Michigan – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI

Mississippi – Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS

Missouri – Gateway Arch National Park, St. Louis, MO – added 4/12/23

Montana – Glacier National Park, Whitefish, MT

Nebraska – Scotts Bluff National Monument, Scottsbluff, NE

New Brunswick – Bay of Fundy National Park, Alma, NB

New York – Saratoga National Historic Park, Saratoga Springs, NY

North Carolina – Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Kitty Hawk, NC

Nova Scotia – Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish, NS

New Mexico – White Sands National Park, Alamogordo, NM

Ohio – Hopewell Culture National Historic Park, Chillicothe, OH

Oklahoma – Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City, OK

Ontario – Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, ON

Oregon – Crater Lake National Park, Union Creek, OR

Pennsylvania – Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA

Portugal – Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Sintra, Portugal

Sintra-Cascais Park, Portugal

Prince Edward Island – Prince Edward Island National Park, Summerside, PEI

Puerto Rico – San Juan National Historic Site, San Juan, PR

Scotland – Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Scotland

South Carolina – Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, SC

South Dakota – Badlands National Park, Wall, SD

Tennessee – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN

Texas – Guadalupe Mountains National Park – TX – added 4/12/23

Utah – Zion National Park, Springdale, UT – updated 4/12/23

Virginia – Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive, Front Royal, VA to NC – updated 4/12/23

Washington – Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument, Cougar, WA

Wyoming – Grand Teton National Park, Moran, WY


  1. Zion National Park – Utah
  2. Mt. St. Helen’s National Volcanic Monument – Washington
  3. Great Sand Dunes National Park – Colorado
  4. Saguaro National Park – Arizona
  5. White Sands National Park – New Mexico
  6. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Michigan
  7. Crater Lake National Park – Oregon
  8. Arches National Park – Utah
  9. Valle Caldera National Preserve – New Mexico
  10. Lower Antelope Canyon Tribal Park – Navajo Nation/Arizona
  11. Craters of the Moon National Monument – Idaho
  12. Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming
  13. Glacier National Park – Montana
  14. Joshua Tree National Park – California
  15. Bryce Canyon National Park – Utah
  16. Chiricahua National Monument – Arizona
  17. Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument – New Mexico 
  18. Rocky Mountains National Park – Colorado
  19. Acadia National Park – Maine
  20. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Michigan
  21. Indiana Dunes National Park – Indiana

Zion National Park, Utah

Most Wanted to See National Park system sites (USA)

Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

Monument Valley Tribal Park – Navajo Nation/Arizona 

Big Bend National Park – Texas

Death Valley National Park – California/Nevada

Olympic National Park – Washington

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area – Oregon

Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park – Hawaii

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – New Mexico

Great Basin National Park – Nevada

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2 Responses to Favorite national park system sites visited – UPDATED

  1. Last time I was there, the tables at the main campground in Badlands NP were exactly the same design as those shown at White Sands. Era of design doesn’t matter; we’d design them the same now. It’s a matter of survival getting shade from the sun.


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