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Fun Facts About: U.S. National Parks

  • There are 59 national parks in the United States.


  • The largest national park is Wrangell-St. Elias, in Alaska. It covers 13,005 square miles.


  • The following states do NOT have a national park: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


  • Yellowstone National Park was established by an act signed by President


  • Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.


  • There are 8,000 rock-climbing routes in California’s Joshua Tree National Park. If you love rock climbing, that park is certainly for you!


  • Washington State’s Olympic National Park has more than 73 miles of wilderness coastline. 


  • There are 44 documented shipwrecks in Florida’s Biscayne National Park.


  • Glacier National Park in Montana is home to not only glaciers, but also more than 1,500 mountain goats!


  • Arkansas’ Hot Springs National Park is the smallest full-fledged national park in the system: just 8.6 square miles.