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The National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. This includes all areas designated National Parks and most National Monuments, as well as several other types of protected areas of the United States.

As of 2009, there are 392 units of the National Park System. However, this number is somewhat misleading. For example: Denali National Park and Preserve is counted as two units, whereas Fort Moultrie National Monument is not counted as a unit because it is considered a feature of the Fort Sumter National Monument.

In addition to areas of the National Park System, the National Park Service also provides technical and financial assistance to several affiliated areas authorized by Congress. Affiliated areas are marked on the lists below.

The National Register of Historic Places is administered by the Park Service (with nearly 79,000 entries) and automatically includes all National Park System areas designated due to their historic significance. This includes all National Historical Parks/Historic Sites, National Battlefields/Military Parks, National Memorials, and some National Monuments.

Delaware is the only state without a unit of the National Park System. Units are found in all other states, in Washington, D.C., and in the U.S. territories of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Nearly all units managed by the National Park Service participate in the National Park Passport Stamps program.

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National Parks

National Parks of the U.S.

As of 2006, there are 58 officially-designated National Parks in the United States and its dependent areas.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina / Tennessee
Name Location Year Established
Acadia National Park Maine 1919
National Park of American Samoa American Samoa 1988
Arches National Park Utah 1971
Badlands National Park South Dakota 1978
Big Bend National Park Texas 1944
Biscayne National Park Florida 1980
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Colorado 1999
Bryce Canyon National Park Utah 1928
Canyonlands National Park Utah 1964
Capitol Reef National Park Utah 1971
Carlsbad Caverns National Park New Mexico 1930
Channel Islands National Park California 1980
Congaree National Park South Carolina 2003
Crater Lake National Park Oregon 1902
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio 2000
Death Valley National Park California, Nevada 1994
Denali National Park and Preserve Alaska 1917
Dry Tortugas National Park Florida 1992
Everglades National Park Florida 1947
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Alaska 1980
Glacier National Park (part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park) Montana 1910
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Alaska 1980
Grand Canyon National Park Arizona 1919
Grand Teton National Park Wyoming 1929
Great Basin National Park Nevada 1986
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Colorado 2004
Great Smoky Mountains National Park North Carolina, Tennessee 1934
Guadalupe Mountains National Park Texas 1966
Haleakala National Park Hawaii 1916
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii 1916
Hot Springs National Park Arkansas 1921
Isle Royale National Park Michigan 1940
Joshua Tree National Park California 1994
Katmai National Park and Preserve Alaska 1980
Kenai Fjords National Park Alaska 1980
Kings Canyon National Park California 1940
Kobuk Valley National Park Alaska 1980
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Alaska 1980
Lassen Volcanic National Park California 1916
Mammoth Cave National Park Kentucky 1941
Mesa Verde National Park Colorado 1906
Mount Rainier National Park Washington 1899
North Cascades National Park Washington 1968
Olympic National Park Washington 1938
Petrified Forest National Park Arizona 1962
Redwood National and State Parks California 1968
Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado 1915
Saguaro National Park Arizona 1994
Sequoia National Park California 1890
Shenandoah National Park Virginia 1935
Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Dakota 1978
Virgin Islands National Park U.S. Virgin Islands 1956
Voyageurs National Park Minnesota 1975
Wind Cave National Park South Dakota 1903
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Alaska 1980
Yellowstone National Park Idaho, Montana, Wyoming 1872
Yosemite National Park California 1890
Zion National Park Utah 1919
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Disbanded National Parks

Name Established Disbanded Result
Abraham Lincoln National Park July 17, 1916 August 11, 1939 redesignated Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Fort McHenry National Park March 3, 1925 August 11, 1939 redesignated, uniquely, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
General Grant National Park October 1, 1890 March 4, 1940 incorporated into Kings Canyon National Park
Hawaii National Park August 1, 1916 September 13, 1960 divided into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park
Mackinac National Park April 15, 1875 1895 now Mackinac Island State Park
Platt National Park June 29, 1906 March 17, 1976 now Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Sullys Hill National Park April 27, 1904 March 3, 1931 now Sullys Hill National Game Preserve (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

National Monuments

As of 2009, there are 100 U.S. National Monuments, 75 of which are administered by the NPS and listed below.

Name Location
African Burial Ground National Monument New York
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Nebraska
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Texas
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Alaska
Aztec Ruins National Monument New Mexico
Bandelier National Monument New Mexico
Booker T. Washington National Monument Virginia
Buck Island Reef National Monument U.S. Virgin Islands
Cabrillo National Monument California
Canyon de Chelly National Monument Arizona
Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Archeological District Alaska
Capulin Volcano National Monument New Mexico
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Arizona
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Florida
Castle Clinton National Monument New York
Cedar Breaks National Monument Utah
Chiricahua National Monument Arizona
Colorado National Monument Colorado
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Idaho
Devils Postpile National Monument California
Devils Tower National Monument Wyoming
Dinosaur National Monument Utah / Colorado
Effigy Mounds National Monument Iowa
El Malpais National Monument New Mexico
El Morro National Monument New Mexico
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Colorado
Fort Frederica National Monument Georgia
Fort Matanzas National Monument Florida
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Maryland
Fort Pulaski National Monument Georgia
Fort Stanwix National Monument New York
Fort Sumter National Monument South Carolina
Fort Union National Monument New Mexico
Fossil Butte National Monument Wyoming
George Washington Birthplace National Monument Virginia
George Washington Carver National Monument Missouri
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument New Mexico
Governors Island National Monument New York
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Arizona
Grand Portage National Monument Minnesota
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Idaho
Hohokam Pima National Monument Arizona
Homestead National Monument of America Nebraska
Hovenweep National Monument Colorado / Utah
Jewel Cave National Monument South Dakota
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Oregon
Lava Beds National Monument California
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Montana
Montezuma Castle National Monument Arizona
Muir Woods National Monument California
Natural Bridges National Monument Utah
Navajo National Monument Arizona
Ocmulgee National Monument Georgia
Oregon Caves National Monument Oregon
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Arizona
Petroglyph National Monument New Mexico
Pinnacles National Monument California
Pipe Spring National Monument Arizona
Pipestone National Monument Minnesota
Poverty Point National Monument Louisiana
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Utah
Russell Cave National Monument Alabama
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument New Mexico
Scotts Bluff National Monument Nebraska
Statue of Liberty National Monument New York and New Jersey
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Arizona
Timpanogos Cave National Monument Utah
Tonto National Monument Arizona
Tuzigoot National Monument Arizona
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument U.S. Virgin Islands
Walnut Canyon National Monument Arizona
White Sands National Monument New Mexico
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Hawaii, California, Alaska
Wupatki National Monument Arizona
Yucca House National Monument Colorado

Decommissioned National Monuments

Name Established Disbanded Result
Papago Saguaro National Monument January 31, 1914 April 7, 1930 Transferred to Arizona
Lewis and Clark Cavern National Monument May 11, 1908 August 24, 1937 Transferred to Montana
Father Millet Cross National Monument August 10, 1933 September 7, 1949 Transferred to New York
Wheeler National Monument December 7, 1908 August 3, 1950 Returned to United States Forest Service
Holy Cross National Monument May 11, 1929 August 3, 1950 Returned to United States Forest Service
Jackson Hole National Monument 1943 September 14, 1950 Now part of Grand Teton National Park
Shoshone Cavern National Monument September 21, 1909 May 17, 1954 Transferred to Cody, Wyoming.
Old Kasaan National Monument October 25, 1916 July 26, 1955 Transferred to United States Forest Service
Castle Pinckney National Monument August 10, 1933 March 29, 1956 Transferred to South Carolina
Verendrye National Monument June 29, 1917 July 30, 1956 Transferred to North Dakota
Fossil Cycad National Monument October 21, 1922 August 1, 1956 Transferred to Bureau of Land Management
Petrified Forest National Monument December 8, 1906 December 9, 1962 Incorporated into Petrified Forest National Park
Mound City Group National Monument January 1, 1918 January 2, 1992 Incorporated into Hopewell Culture National Historic Park
Minidoka Internment National Monument January 17, 2001 May 8, 2008 Incorporated into Minidoka National Historic Site

National Preserves

Name Location
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Alaska
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Alaska
Big Cypress National Preserve Florida
Big Thicket National Preserve Texas
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Idaho
Denali National Park and Preserve Alaska
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Alaska
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Colorado
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana
Katmai National Park and Preserve Alaska
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Alaska
Little River Canyon National Preserve Alabama
Mojave National Preserve California
Noatak National Preserve Alaska
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve U.S. Virgin Islands
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Kansas
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Florida
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Alaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Alaska

National Historical Parks

The bell tower atop Independence Hall, formerly home to the Liberty Bell (Independence National Historical Park)

There are 45 National Historical Parks:

Name Location
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Kentucky
Adams National Historical Park Massachusetts
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Virginia
Boston National Historical Park Massachusetts
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Louisiana
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Virginia
Chaco Culture National Historical Park New Mexico
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia
Colonial National Historical Park Virginia
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Ohio
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Indiana
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park West Virginia
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Ohio
Independence National Historical Park Pennsylvania
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana
Kalaupapa National Historical Park Hawaii
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Hawaii
Keweenaw National Historical Park Michigan
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska, Washington
Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks Oregon, Washington
Lowell National Historical Park Massachusetts
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Texas
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Vermont
Minute Man National Historical Park Massachusetts
Morristown National Historical Park New Jersey
Natchez National Historical Park Mississippi
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Massachusetts
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Louisiana
Nez Perce National Historical Park Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Texas
Pecos National Historical Park New Mexico
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Hawaii
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park California
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve U.S. Virgin Islands
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Texas
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park California
San Juan Island National Historical Park Washington
Saratoga National Historical Park New York
Sitka National Historical Park Alaska
Thomas Edison National Historical Park New Jersey
Tumacácori National Historical Park Arizona
Valley Forge National Historical Park Pennsylvania
War in the Pacific National Historical Park Guam
Women's Rights National Historical Park New York

National Historic Sites

The National Park Service administers most of the National Historic Sites. However, the U.S. Forest Service manages one, Grey Towers National Historic Site. There are at least 86 National Historic Sites:

Name Location
Aleutian World War II National Historic Area (affiliated area) Alaska
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Andersonville National Historic Site Georgia
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Tennessee
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Colorado
Boston African American National Historic Site Massachusetts
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Kansas
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site (affiliated area) South Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site North Carolina
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Washington, D.C.
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site South Carolina
Chicago Portage National Historic Site (affiliated area) Illinois
Chimney Rock National Historic Site (affiliated area) Nebraska
Christiansted National Historic Site U.S. Virgin Islands
Clara Barton National Historic Site Maryland
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Eisenhower National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site New York
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site California
First Ladies National Historic Site Ohio
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site Washington, D.C.
Fort Bowie National Historic Site Arizona
Fort Davis National Historic Site Texas
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Wyoming
Fort Larned National Historic Site Kansas
Fort Point National Historic Site California
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site North Carolina
Fort Scott National Historic Site Kansas
Fort Smith National Historic Site Arkansas, Oklahoma
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site North Dakota
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Washington, Oregon
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Washington, D.C.
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Massachusetts
Friendship Hill National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church National Historic Site (affiliated area) Pennsylvania
Golden Spike National Historic Site Utah
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site Montana
Hampton National Historic Site Maryland
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Missouri
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Iowa
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site New York
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Arizona
James A. Garfield National Historic Site Ohio
Jamestown National Historic Site (affiliated area) Virginia
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Georgia
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site Massachusetts
John Muir National Historic Site California
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site North Dakota
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Illinois
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Arkansas
Longfellow National Historic Site Massachusetts
Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site (affiliated area) New York
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Virginia
Manzanar National Historic Site California
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Georgia
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site New York
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Washington, D.C.
Minidoka National Historic Site Idaho
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site South Dakota
Nicodemus National Historic Site Kansas
Ninety Six National Historic Site South Carolina
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site Washington, D.C.
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Hawaii
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site New York
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site New York
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site New Hampshire
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Massachusetts
San Juan National Historic Site Puerto Rico
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Colorado
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site Massachusetts
Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site Massachusetts
Steamtown National Historic Site Pennsylvania
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site New York
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site New York
Thomas Cole National Historic Site (affiliated area) New York
Thomas Stone National Historic Site Maryland
Touro Synagogue National Historic Site (affiliated area) Rhode Island
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Alabama
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site Alabama
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site Missouri
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site New York
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Oklahoma
Weir Farm National Historic Site Connecticut
Whitman Mission National Historic Site Washington
William Howard Taft National Historic Site Ohio

Disbanded National Historic Sites

Name Established Disbanded Result
Atlanta Campaign National Historic Site October 13, 1944 September 21, 1950 transferred to state of Georgia.
Mar-A-Lago National Historic Site October 21, 1972 December 23, 1980 returned to Post Foundation.
McLoughlin House National Historic Site merged into Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
St. Thomas National Historic Site December 24, 1960 February 5, 1975 transferred to Virgin Islands.

Proposed National Historic Sites

Name Law
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site (authorized by Public Law 107-137)
William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site (S. 245)

International Historic Site

Name Location
Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Maine/New Brunswick

National Battlefield Parks

Name Location
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Georgia
Manassas National Battlefield Park Virginia
Richmond National Battlefield Park Virginia
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
(Authorized, not established, as of 30 March 2009.)
Michigan

National Military Parks

Name Location
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Georgia, Tennessee
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Virginia
Gettysburg National Military Park Pennsylvania
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park North Carolina
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park Alabama
Kings Mountain National Military Park South Carolina
Pea Ridge National Military Park Arkansas
Shiloh National Military Park Tennessee
Vicksburg National Military Park Mississippi, Louisiana

National Battlefields

Name Location
Antietam National Battlefield Maryland
Big Hole National Battlefield Montana
Cowpens National Battlefield South Carolina
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Tennessee, Kentucky
Fort Necessity National Battlefield Pennsylvania
Monocacy National Battlefield Maryland
Moores Creek National Battlefield North Carolina
Petersburg National Battlefield Virginia
Stones River National Battlefield Tennessee
Tupelo National Battlefield Mississippi
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Missouri

National Battlefield Site

Name Location
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site Mississippi

National Memorials

There are 44 National Memorials:

Name Location
AIDS Memorial Grove (affiliated area) California
African American Civil War Memorial (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
American Memorial Park (affiliated area) Northern Mariana Islands
Arkansas Post National Memorial Arkansas
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Virginia
Benjamin Franklin National Memorial (affiliated area) Pennsylvania
Cape Henry Memorial (affiliated area) Virginia
Chamizal National Memorial Texas
Coronado National Memorial Arizona
David Berger National Memorial (affiliated area) Ohio
De Soto National Memorial Florida
Father Marquette National Memorial (affiliated area) Michigan
Federal Hall National Memorial New York
Flight 93 National Memorial Pennsylvania
Fort Caroline National Memorial Florida
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Washington, D.C.
General Grant National Memorial New York
George Mason Memorial (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
Hamilton Grange National Memorial New York
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Missouri
John Ericsson National Memorial (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
Johnstown Flood National Memorial Pennsylvania
Korean War Veterans Memorial Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Memorial Washington, D.C.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Indiana
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac Washington, D.C.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial South Dakota
National Japanese American Memorial To Patriotism During World War II (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
Oklahoma City National Memorial (affiliated area) Oklahoma
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Ohio
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial California
Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial (affiliated area) Virginia
Roger Williams National Memorial Rhode Island
Space Mirror Memorial Florida
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial Pennsylvania
Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial Washington, D.C.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Washington, D.C.
United States Navy Memorial (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
United States Marine Corps War Memorial (affiliated area) Virginia
USS Arizona Memorial Hawaii
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington, D.C.
Washington Monument Washington, D.C.
World War II Memorial Washington, D.C.
Wright Brothers National Memorial North Carolina

Disbanded National Memorials

Name Established Disbanded Result
New Echota Marker National Memorial August 10, 1933 September 21, 1950 transferred to state of Georgia.

Proposed National Memorials

Name Law
Adams Memorial (authorized by Public Law 107-62)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial (authorized by Public Law 107-117)
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (authorized by Public Law 104-333)
Mount Soledad National Memorial (authorized by Public Law 108-447)

National Recreation Areas

Name Location
Amistad National Recreation Area Texas
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Kentucky, Tennessee
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Montana, Wyoming
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Massachusetts
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Georgia
Chickasaw National Recreation Area Oklahoma
Curecanti National Recreation Area Colorado
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Gateway National Recreation Area New York, New Jersey
Gauley River National Recreation Area West Virginia
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Utah, Arizona
Golden Gate National Recreation Area California
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Washington
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nevada, Arizona
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Texas
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Washington
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Minnesota
Ross Lake National Recreation Area Washington
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area California
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area California

Disbanded National Recreation Areas

Name Established Disbanded Result
Cuyahoga Valley National Rec. Area December 27, 1974 October 11, 2000 redesignated Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Shasta Lake Recreation Area May 22, 1945 July 1, 1948 transferred to Forest Service.
Lake Texoma Recreation Area April 18, 1946 June 30, 1949 returned to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Millerton Lake Recreation Area May 22, 1945 November 1, 1957 transferred to state of California.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area July 22, 1963 October 1, 1968 transferred to Forest Service.
Shadow Mountain Recreation Area June 27, 1952 March 1, 1979 transferred to Forest Service.

National Seashores

Name Location
Assateague Island National Seashore Maryland, Virginia
Canaveral National Seashore Florida
Cape Cod National Seashore Massachusetts
Cape Hatteras National Seashore North Carolina
Cape Lookout National Seashore North Carolina
Cumberland Island National Seashore Georgia
Fire Island National Seashore New York
Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida, Mississippi
Padre Island National Seashore Texas
Point Reyes National Seashore California

National Lakeshores

There are four National Lakeshores, located in Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Name Location
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Indiana
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Michigan

National Rivers

Below are the National Rivers (and similar designations) administered as distinct units of the National Park System. There are also some National Wild and Scenic Rivers managed as part of the parks through which they flow. Others are administered by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and various state or local agencies.

Name Location
Alagnak River Alaska
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Kentucky, Tennessee
Bluestone National Scenic River West Virginia
Buffalo National River Arkansas
Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River New Jersey
Middle Delaware National Scenic River New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Minnesota
Missouri National Recreational River Nebraska, South Dakota
New River Gorge National River West Virginia
Niobrara National Scenic River Nebraska
Obed Wild and Scenic River Tennessee
Ozark National Scenic Riverways Missouri
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River Texas
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Wisconsin, Minnesota
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River New York, Pennsylvania

National Reserves

Name Location
City of Rocks National Reserve Idaho
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve Washington
New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (affiliated area) New Jersey

National Parkways

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia / North Carolina
Name Location
Baltimore-Washington Parkway (affiliated area) Maryland, Washington, D.C.
Blue Ridge Parkway Virginia, North Carolina
Colonial Parkway (part of Colonial National Historical Park) Virginia
George Washington Memorial Parkway (In 1989, the Maryland and DC portions of the Parkway were renamed Clara Barton Parkway to overcome motorist confusion). Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway Wyoming
Natchez Trace Parkway Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee
Oxon Run Parkway (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway (affiliated area) Washington, D.C.
Suitland Parkway (affiliated area) Maryland

National Historic and Scenic Trails

These National Park Service trails are part of the larger National Trails System. Only 3 of the trails are considered official units of the Park system.

Name Location
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Hawaii
Appalachian Trail (one of the 392 official units) Maine - Georgia
California National Historic Trail Missouri - California
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Delaware - District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Louisiana - Texas
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail New Mexico
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Wisconsin
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Arizona - California
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Missouri - Oregon
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail Missouri - Utah
Natchez Trace Trail (one of the 392 official units) Mississippi - Tennessee
North Country National Scenic Trail New York - North Dakota
Old Spanish National Historic Trail New Mexico - California
Oregon National Historic Trail Missouri - Oregon
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Virginia - Tennessee - North Carolina - South Carolina
Pony Express National Historic Trail Missouri - California
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (one of the 392 official units) Virginia - Maryland - Pennsylvania - Washington, D.C.
Santa Fe National Historic Trail Missouri - New Mexico
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Alabama
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Tennessee - Oklahoma

National Cemeteries

Most National Cemeteries are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, although a few are managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Army. None of the cemeteries are considered official units of the system; they are all affiliated with other parks.

Name Location
Andersonville National Cemetery Georgia
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Illinois
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery Tennessee
Antietam National Cemetery Maryland
Arlington National Cemetery Virginia
Battleground National Cemetery Washington, D.C.
Chalmette National Cemetery Louisiana
Custer National Cemetery Montana
Fort Donelson National Cemetery Tennessee
Fredericksburg National Cemetery Virginia
Gettysburg National Cemetery Pennsylvania
Poplar Grove National Cemetery Virginia
Shiloh National Cemetery Tennessee
Stones River National Cemetery Tennessee
Vicksburg National Cemetery Mississippi
Yorktown National Cemetery Virginia

Transferred National Cemeteries

Name Established Disbanded Result
Chattanooga National Cemetery August 10, 1933 December 7, 1944 returned to War Department

National Heritage Areas

The National Park Service provides limited assistance to National Heritage Areas, but does not administer them.

Other NPS Protected Areas and Administrative Groups

Name Location
Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland
Ice Age National Scientific Reserve (affiliated area) Wisconsin
International Peace Garden (affiliated area) North Dakota/Manitoba
Inupiat Heritage Center (affiliated area) Alaska
Maine Acadian Culture (affiliated area) Maine
National Capital Parks-East Washington, D.C./Maryland
National Mall and Memorial Parks (National Capital Parks-Central) Washington, D.C.
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (affiliated area) New Jersey
President's Park Washington, D.C.
Prince William Forest Park Virginia
Rock Creek Park Washington, D.C.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park (affiliated area) New Brunswick
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Virginia

There are also various administrative groups of listed parks, such as Manhattan Sites, National Parks of New York Harbor, and Western Arctic National Parklands. The NPS also owns conservation easements (but not the land itself) for part of the area called the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District.

Disbanded Other Areas

Name Established Disbanded Result
National Visitor Center, Washington, D.C. March 12, 1968 December 29, 1981 transferred to Department of Transportation.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts June 16, 1972 July 21, 1994 transferred to Kennedy Center Trustees.

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