National Parks Photo Guide

US National Parks Photo Guide

Parks Visited Between 2004-2014

National Parks Photo Guide

Last updated November 2014

Visiting National Parks always been one of my favorite things, so I’ve made it somewhat of a project trying to visit and photograph all of the parks in US.  It might take a little while, especially the Alaska ones, but you know it’s good to have lifetime projects right?

A little bit about the US National Parks from Wikipedia:

The United States has 58 protected areas known as national parks, which are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National parks must be established by an act of the United States Congress. The first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, followed by Sequoia and Yosemite in 1893. The Organic Act of 1916 created the National Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”National parks usually have a variety of natural resources over large areas. Many of them had been previously protected as National Monuments by the President under the Antiquities Actbefore being upgraded by Congress. Seven national parks are paired with a National Preserve, six of which are in Alaska. While administered together, they are considered as separate units and their areas are not included in the figures below. The newest national park is Great Sand Dunes, established in 2004.

Twenty-seven states have national parks, as do the insular areas of American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands. Alaska and California have the most, each with eight, followed by Utah with five and Colorado with four. The largest national park is Wrangell–St. Elias in Alaska: at over 8 million acres, it is larger than each of the nine smallest states. The next three largest parks are also in Alaska; the smallest is Hot Springs, Arkansas, at less than 6 thousand acres. The total area protected by national parks is approximately 51.9 million acres, for an average of 895 thousand acres but a median of only 317 thousand acres. The most-visited national park is Great Smoky Mountains, with over nine million visitors in 2011, followed by the Grand Canyon, with over four million; in contrast, fewer than 5,227 people visited the remote Lake Clark. Fourteen national parks are designated World Heritage Sites.


I present to you my National Park Photo Guide

01 – Carlsbad Caverns National Park [2004]
02 – Grand Canyon National Park [2004, 2007]
03 – Joshua Tree National Park [2005, 2007, 2010]
04 – Kings Canyon National Park [2005, 2006]
05 – Yosemite National Park [2005, 2006]
06 – Zion National Park [2005, 2008]
07 – Bryce Canyon National Park [2005, 2008]
08 – Sequoia National Park [2005, 2006]
09 – Lassen Volcanic National Park [2005]
10 – Death Valley National Park [2006, 2010]
11 – Olympic National Park [2006, 2012]
12 – Redwood National Park [2006, 2008]
13 – Glacier National Park [2006, 2014]
14 – Grand Teton National Park [2006]
15 – Petrified Forest National Park [2007]
16 – Channel Islands National Park [2007]
17 – Great Sand Dunes National Park [2008]
18 – Rocky Mountain National Park [2008]
19 – Crater Lake National Park [2008]
20 – Arches National Park [2008, 2012]
21 – Canyonlands National Park [2008, 2012]
22 – Cuyahoga National Park [2010]
23 – Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park [2012]
24 – Mesa Verde National Park [2012]
25 – Capitol Reef National Park [2012]
26 – Mt. Rainier National Park [2012]
27 – Kenai Fjords National Park [2012]
28 – Denali National Park [2012]
29 – Haleakala National Park [2012]


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