A Frugal Traveler

Visiting every U.S. National Park Site

We Have Visited of 85 of 423 National Park Sites. 338 yet to see!

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An ongoing goal is to visit all of the United States National Park Sites* (423 at time of posting, February 2, 2021, with more sites added every year). National parks are a great way to see the United States and visit areas you may not have every thought of visiting. Often some of the most out of the way or least visited National Park Sites end up being the most memorable. Here is a list of all the sites, with the orange highlights indicating sites we have seen. As one can see, we still have so many more to go! Goals!

SiteJr RangerState
Birmingham Civil Rights National MonumentAlabama
Freedom Riders National MonumentAlabama
Horseshoe Bend National Military ParkAlabama
Little River Canyon National PreserveAlabama
Russell Cave National MonumentAlabama
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic SiteAlabama
Tuskegee Institute National Historic SiteAlabama
Alagnak Wild RiverAlaska
Aniakchak National MonumentAlaska
Aniakchak National PreserveAlaska
Bering Land Bridge National PreserveAlaska
Cape Krusenstern National MonumentAlaska
Denali National ParkAlaska
Denali National PreserveAlaska
Gates of the Arctic National ParkAlaska
Gates of the Arctic National PreserveAlaska
Glacier Bay National ParkAlaska
Glacier Bay National PreserveAlaska
Katmai National ParkAlaska
Katmai National PreserveAlaska
Kenai Fjords National ParkAlaska
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical ParkAlaska
Kobuk Valley National ParkAlaska
Lake Clark National ParkAlaska
Lake Clark National PreserveAlaska
Noatak National PreserveAlaska
Sitka National Historical ParkAlaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National ParkAlaska
Wrangell-St. Elias National PreserveAlaska
Yukon-Charley Rivers National PreserveAlaska
National Park of American SamoaAmerican Samoa
Canyon De Chelly National MonumentArizona
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Easy walk to the ruins. Nice quick stop
Arizona
Chiricahua National MonumentArizona
Coronado National MemorialArizona
Fort Bowie National Historic SiteArizona
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Not so much a park for a particular destination, but a place for boating and fishing
Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park
A must see for most people. Huge.
Arizona
Hohokam Pima National MonumentArizona
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic SiteArizona
Montezuma Castle National MonumentArizona
Navajo National MonumentArizona
Organ Pipe Cactus National MonumentArizona
Petrified Forest National ParkArizona
Pipe Spring National MonumentArizona
Saguaro National ParkArizona
Sunset Crater Volcano National MonumentArizona
Tonto National MonumentArizona
Tumacacori National Historical ParkArizona
Tuzigoot National MonumentArizona
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Island trail is a definite highlight.
Arizona
Wupatki National MonumentArizona
Arkansas Post National MemorialArkansas
Buffalo National RiverArkansas
Fort Smith National Historic SiteArkansas
Hot Springs National ParkArkansas
Little Rock Central High School National Historic SiteArkansas
Pea Ridge National Military ParkArkansas
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic SiteArkansas
Cabrillo National MonumentCalifornia
Castle Mountains National MonumentCalifornia
César E. Chávez National MonumentCalifornia
Channel Islands National ParkCalifornia
Death Valley National ParkCalifornia
Devils Postpile National MonumentCalifornia
Eugene O’Neill National Historic SiteCalifornia
Fort Point National Historic SiteCalifornia
Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCalifornia
John Muir National Historic SiteCalifornia
Joshua Tree National ParkCalifornia
Kings Canyon National ParkCalifornia
Lassen Volcanic National ParkCalifornia
Lava Beds National MonumentCalifornia
Manzanar National Historic SiteCalifornia
Mojave National Preserve
Ring Trail is fun for all ages, but may be difficult for some.
California
Muir Woods National MonumentCalifornia
Pinnacles National ParkCalifornia
Point Reyes National SeashoreCalifornia
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National MemorialCalifornia
Redwood National ParkCalifornia
Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical ParkCalifornia
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Located in the heart of SF this is a nice visit for any maritime fan. Multiple ships to explore.
California
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaCalifornia
Sequoia National ParkCalifornia
Tule Lake National MonumentCalifornia
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation AreaCalifornia
Yosemite National Park
Personally, our favorite park. Biking in the valley is gorgeous and easy. Hiking can be tough as many of the routes are steep and have switchbacks (but are worth the effort).
California
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic SiteColorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National ParkColorado
Colorado National MonumentColorado
Curecanti National Recreation AreaColorado
Dinosaur National MonumentColorado
Florissant Fossil Beds National MonumentColorado
Great Sand Dunes National ParkColorado
Great Sand Dunes National PreserveColorado
Hovenweep National MonumentColorado
Mesa Verde National ParkColorado
Rocky Mountain National ParkColorado
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic SiteColorado
Yucca House National MonumentColorado
Weir Farm National Historic SiteConnecticut
First State National Historical ParkDelaware
Big Cypress National PreserveFlorida
Biscayne National ParkFlorida
Canaveral National SeashoreFlorida
Castillo de San Marcos National MonumentFlorida
De Soto National MemorialFlorida
Dry Tortugas National ParkFlorida
Everglades National ParkFlorida
Fort Caroline National MemorialFlorida
Fort Matanzas National MonumentFlorida
Gulf Islands National SeashoreFlorida
Timucuan Ecological and Historic PreserveFlorida
Andersonville National Historic SiteGeorgia
Chattahoochee River National Recreation AreaGeorgia
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military ParkGeorgia
Cumberland Island National SeashoreGeorgia
Fort Frederica National MonumentGeorgia
Fort Pulaski National MonumentGeorgia
Jimmy Carter National Historic SiteGeorgia
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield ParkGeorgia
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic SiteGeorgia
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical ParkGeorgia
War in the Pacific National Historical ParkGuam
Haleakala National Park
This was the first park we have visited pre-kids. Will have to take the kids here one day! Takes a while to drive to but offers great views
Hawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkHawaii
Honouliuli National Historic SiteHawaii
Kalaupapa National Historical ParkHawaii
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical ParkHawaii
Pearl Harbor National MemorialHawaii
Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical ParkHawaii
Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic SiteHawaii
City of Rocks National ReserveIdaho
Craters of the Moon National MonumentIdaho
Craters of the Moon National PreserveIdaho
Hagerman Fossil Beds National MonumentIdaho
Minidoka National Historic SiteIdaho
Nez Perce National Historical ParkIdaho
Lincoln Home National Historic SiteIllinois
Pullman National MonumentIllinois
George Rogers Clark National Historical ParkIndiana
Indiana Dunes National ParkIndiana
Lincoln Boyhood National MemorialIndiana
Effigy Mounds National MonumentIowa
Herbert Hoover National Historic SiteIowa
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic SiteKansas
Fort Larned National Historic SiteKansas
Fort Scott National Historic SiteKansas
Nicodemus National Historic SiteKansas
Tallgrass Prairie National PreserveKansas
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical ParkKentucky
Camp Nelson Heritage National MonumentKentucky
Cumberland Gap National Historical ParkKentucky
Mammoth Cave National ParkKentucky
Mill Springs Battlefield National MonumentKentucky
Cane River Creole National Historical ParkLouisiana
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and PreserveLouisiana
New Orleans Jazz National Historical ParkLouisiana
Poverty Point National MonumentLouisiana
Acadia National ParkMaine
Appalachian National Scenic TrailMaine to Georgia
Katahdin Woods and Waters National MonumentMaine
Saint Croix Island International Historic SiteMaine
Antietam National BattlefieldMaryland
Assateague Island National SeashoreMaryland
Catoctin Mountain ParkMaryland
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical ParkMaryland
Clara Barton National Historic SiteMaryland
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic ShrineMaryland
Fort Washington ParkMaryland
Greenbelt ParkMaryland
Hampton National Historic SiteMaryland
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical ParkMaryland
Monocacy National BattlefieldMaryland
Piscataway ParkMaryland
Potomac Heritage National Scenic TrailMaryland
Thomas Stone National Historic SiteMaryland
Adams National Historical ParkMassachusetts
Boston African American National Historic SiteMassachusetts
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation AreaMassachusetts
Boston National Historical ParkMassachusetts
Cape Cod National SeashoreMassachusetts
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic SiteMassachusetts
John F. Kennedy National Historic SiteMassachusetts
Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic SiteMassachusetts
Lowell National Historical ParkMassachusetts
Minute Man National Historical ParkMassachusetts
New Bedford Whaling National Historical ParkMassachusetts
Salem Maritime National Historic SiteMassachusetts
Saugus Iron Works National Historic SiteMassachusetts
Springfield Armory National Historic SiteMassachusetts
Isle Royale National ParkMichigan
Keweenaw National Historical ParkMichigan
Pictured Rocks National LakeshoreMichigan
River Raisin National Battlefield ParkMichigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshoreMichigan
Grand Portage National MonumentMinnesota
Mississippi National River and Recreation AreaMinnesota
Pipestone National MonumentMinnesota
Voyageurs National ParkMinnesota
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield SiteMississippi
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National MonumentMississippi
Natchez National Historical ParkMississippi
Natchez Trace ParkwayMississippi
Natchez Trace National Scenic TrailMississippi
Tupelo National BattlefieldMississippi
Vicksburg National Military ParkMississippi
Gateway Arch National ParkMissouri
George Washington Carver National MonumentMissouri
Harry S Truman National Historic SiteMissouri
Ozark National Scenic RiverwaysMissouri
Ste. Genevieve National Historical ParkMissouri
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic SiteMissouri
Wilson’s Creek National BattlefieldMissouri
Big Hole National BattlefieldMontana
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation AreaMontana
Glacier National ParkMontana
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic SiteMontana
Little Bighorn Battlefield National MonumentMontana
Agate Fossil Beds National MonumentNebraska
Homestead National Monument of AmericaNebraska
Missouri National Recreational RiverNebraska
Niobrara National Scenic RiverNebraska
Scotts Bluff National MonumentNebraska
Great Basin National ParkNevada
Lake Mead National Recreation AreaNevada
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National MonumentNevada
Saint-Gaudens National Historical ParkNew Hampshire
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaNew Jersey
Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational RiverNew Jersey
Morristown National Historical ParkNew Jersey
Paterson Great Falls National Historical ParkNew Jersey
Thomas Edison National Historical ParkNew Jersey
Aztec Ruins National MonumentNew Mexico
Bandelier National MonumentNew Mexico
Capulin Volcano National MonumentNew Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns National ParkNew Mexico
Chaco Culture National Historical ParkNew Mexico
El Malpais National MonumentNew Mexico
El Morro National MonumentNew Mexico
Fort Union National MonumentNew Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings National MonumentNew Mexico
Manhattan Project National Historical ParkNew Mexico
Pecos National Historical ParkNew Mexico
Petroglyph National MonumentNew Mexico
Salinas Pueblo Missions National MonumentNew Mexico
Valles Caldera National PreserveNew Mexico
White Sands National ParkNew Mexico
African Burial Ground National MonumentNew York
Castle Clinton National MonumentNew York
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic SiteNew York
Federal Hall National MemorialNew York
Fire Island National SeashoreNew York
Fort Stanwix National MonumentNew York
Gateway National Recreation AreaNew York
General Grant National MemorialNew York
Governors Island National MonumentNew York
Hamilton Grange National MemorialNew York
Harriet Tubman National Historical ParkNew York
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic SiteNew York
Martin Van Buren National Historic SiteNew York
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic SiteNew York
Sagamore Hill National Historic SiteNew York
Saratoga National Historical ParkNew York
Statue of Liberty National MonumentNew York
Stonewall National MonumentNew York
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic SiteNew York
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic SiteNew York
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic SiteNew York
Women’s Rights National Historical ParkNew York
Blue Ridge ParkwayNorth Carolina
Cape Hatteras National SeashoreNorth Carolina
Cape Lookout National SeashoreNorth Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic SiteNorth Carolina
Fort Raleigh National Historic SiteNorth Carolina
Guilford Courthouse National Military ParkNorth Carolina
Moores Creek National BattlefieldNorth Carolina
Wright Brothers National MemorialNorth Carolina
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic SiteNorth Dakota
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic SiteNorth Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt National ParkNorth Dakota
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National MonumentOhio
Cuyahoga Valley National ParkOhio
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical ParkOhio
First Ladies National Historic SiteOhio
Hopewell Culture National Historical ParkOhio
James A. Garfield National Historic SiteOhio
Perry’s Victory and International Peace MemorialOhio
William Howard Taft National Historic SiteOhio
Chickasaw National Recreation AreaOklahoma
Washita Battlefield National Historic SiteOklahoma
Crater Lake National ParkOregon
Lewis and Clark National Historical ParkOregon
John Day Fossil Beds National MonumentOregon
Oregon Caves National Monument and PreserveOregon
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic SitePennsylvania
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic SitePennsylvania
Eisenhower National Historic SitePennsylvania
Flight 93 National MemorialPennsylvania
Fort Necessity National BattlefieldPennsylvania
Friendship Hill National Historic SitePennsylvania
Gettysburg National Military ParkPennsylvania
Hopewell Furnace National Historic SitePennsylvania
Independence National Historical ParkPennsylvania
Johnstown Flood National MemorialPennsylvania
Middle Delaware National Scenic RiverPennsylvania
Steamtown National Historic SitePennsylvania
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National MemorialPennsylvania
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational RiverPennsylvania
Valley Forge National Historical ParkPennsylvania
San Juan National Historic SitePuerto Rico
Blackstone River Valley National Historical ParkRhode Island
Roger Williams National MemorialRhode Island
Charles Pinckney National Historic SiteSouth Carolina
Congaree National ParkSouth Carolina
Cowpens National BattlefieldSouth Carolina
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical ParkSouth Carolina
Kings Mountain National Military ParkSouth Carolina
Ninety Six National Historic SiteSouth Carolina
Reconstruction Era National Historical ParkSouth Carolina
Badlands National ParkSouth Dakota
Jewel Cave National MonumentSouth Dakota
Minuteman Missile National Historic SiteSouth Dakota
Mount Rushmore National MemorialSouth Dakota
Wind Cave National ParkSouth Dakota
Andrew Johnson National Historic SiteTennessee
Big South Fork National River and Recreation AreaTennessee
Fort Donelson National BattlefieldTennessee
Great Smoky Mountains National ParkTennessee
Obed Wild and Scenic RiverTennessee
Shiloh National Military ParkTennessee
Stones River National BattlefieldTennessee
Alibates Flint Quarries National MonumentTexas
Amistad National Recreation AreaTexas
Big Bend National ParkTexas
Big Thicket National PreserveTexas
Chamizal National MemorialTexas
Fort Davis National Historic SiteTexas
Guadalupe Mountains National ParkTexas
Lake Meredith National Recreation AreaTexas
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical ParkTexas
Padre Island National SeashoreTexas
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical ParkTexas
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic RiverTexas
San Antonio Missions National Historical ParkTexas
Waco Mammoth National MonumentTexas
Arches National ParkUtah
Bryce Canyon National ParkUtah
Canyonlands National ParkUtah
Capitol Reef National ParkUtah
Cedar Breaks National MonumentUtah
Golden Spike National Historical ParkUtah
Natural Bridges National MonumentUtah
Rainbow Bridge National MonumentUtah
Timpanogos Cave National MonumentUtah
Zion National ParkUtah
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical ParkVermont
Buck Island Reef National MonumentVirgin Islands
Christiansted National Historic SiteVirgin Islands
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological PreserveVirgin Islands
Virgin Islands National ParkVirgin Islands
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National MonumentVirgin Islands
Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkVirginia
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee MemorialVirginia
Booker T. Washington National MonumentVirginia
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical ParkVirginia
Colonial National Historical ParkVirginia
Fort Monroe National MonumentVirginia
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military ParkVirginia
George Washington Birthplace National MonumentVirginia
George Washington Memorial ParkwayVirginia
Maggie L. Walker National Historic SiteVirginia
Manassas National Battlefield ParkVirginia
Petersburg National BattlefieldVirginia
Prince William Forest ParkVirginia
Richmond National Battlefield ParkVirginia
Shenandoah National ParkVirginia
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing ArtsVirginia
Ebey’s Landing National Historical ReserveWashington
Fort Vancouver National Historic SiteWashington
Lake Chelan National Recreation AreaWashington
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation AreaWashington
Mount Rainier National ParkWashington
North Cascades National ParkWashington
Olympic National ParkWashington
Ross Lake National Recreation AreaWashington
San Juan Island National Historical ParkWashington
Whitman Mission National Historic SiteWashington
Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National MonumentWashington DC
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic SiteWashington DC
Constitution GardensWashington DC
Dwight D. Eisenhower MemorialWashington DC
Ford’s Theatre National Historic SiteWashington DC
Franklin D. Roosevelt MemorialWashington DC
Frederick Douglass National Historic SiteWashington DC
Korean War Veterans MemorialWashington DC
Lincoln MemorialWashington DC
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the PotomacWashington DC
Martin Luther King, Jr. MemorialWashington DC
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic SiteWashington DC
National Capital ParksWashington DC
National MallWashington DC
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic SiteWashington DC
Rock Creek ParkWashington DC
Theodore Roosevelt IslandWashington DC
Thomas Jefferson MemorialWashington DC
Vietnam Veterans MemorialWashington DC
Washington MonumentWashington DC
White House and President’s ParkWashington DC
World War I MemorialWashington DC
World War II MemorialWashington DC
Bluestone National Scenic RiverWest Virginia
Gauley River National Recreation AreaWest Virginia
Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkWest Virginia
New River Gorge National Park and PreserveWest Virginia
Apostle Islands National LakeshoreWisconsin
Saint Croix National Scenic RiverwayWisconsin
Devils Tower National MonumentWyoming
Fort Laramie National Historic SiteWyoming
Fossil Butte National MonumentWyoming
Grand Teton National ParkWyoming
John D. Rockefeller Memorial ParkwayWyoming
Yellowstone National ParkWyoming

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