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Old Jul 1, 15, 6:50 pm
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Which National Parks/National Monuments Have You Been To?

The Thread about favorite National Parks gave me the idea, thought it might be fun for us all to list which we've been to.

National Parks:
Grand Canyon
Hawaii Volcanoes
Saguaro
Wind Cave

I've also taken the train through Glacier and will be visiting Great Sand Dunes in August

National Monuments:
Castle Clinton
Fort Pulaski
Organ Pipe
Statue of Liberty
Walnut Canyon
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Old Jul 6, 15, 8:51 pm
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Off the top of my head...

Yosemite NP
Lassen NP
Grand Canyon NP
North Cascades NP
Golden Gate National Recreation Area / SF Presidio
Point Reyes National Seashore
USS Arizona Memorial
Vermillion Cliffs
Saguaro NP East
Olympic NP
Niagra Falls (from the Canadian side)
Agua Fria National Monument

On the to do list:
Sequoia/Kings Canyon
Death Valley
Organ Pipe
Mt Rainier

I tend to visit more National Forests over National Parks. Less people around.

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Old Jul 6, 15, 10:03 pm
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I just got back from a trip to:
-Petrified Forest
-Grand Canyon
-Mesa Verde

and had previously been to:
-Glacier
-Rocky Mountain - my favorite so far.
-Cuyahoga Valley
-Shenandoah

I'm hoping to get to Big Bend this fall as it seems absolutely stunning.
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I use the Chimani National Parks App for keeping track of my visits and dates, I really like it. It lists all the different sections of the National Parks System.

National Parks
Acadia
Arches
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Bryce Canyon
Canyonlands
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Death Valley
Glacier
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Great Basin
Great Smoky Mountains
Joshua Tree
Kings Canyon
Lassan Volcanic
Mesa Verde
North Cascades
Olympic
Petrified Forest
Redwoods
Saguaro
Sequoia
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion

National Monuments
Bandelier
Canyon de Chelly
Castillo San Marcos
Castle Clinton
Cedar Breaks
Colorado
Devils Postpile
El Malpais
El Morro
Fort Pulaski
Montezuma Castle
Natural Bridges
Statue of Liberty
Craters of the Moon
White Sands

Historical Parks
Boston Parks
Colonial
Independence
Los Alamos
Marsh Billings Rockerfeller
San Francisco
San Juan Islands

Historical Sites
Boston African American
Ebey's Landing
Pennsylvania Avenue
Salem Maritime

National Memorials
Korean War
Lincoln
Washington
World War II
Wright Brothers

National Recreation Areas
Golden Gate
Glen Canyon
Lake Mead

National Parkways
Blue Ridge
John D Rockefeller

Miscellaneous
National Capitol East
White House

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National Parks app you say? I'll have to check that one out.
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National Parks
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Bryce Canyon
Carlsbad Caverns
Everglades
Grand Canyon (both rims)
Great Smoky Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
Mammoth Cave
Mesa Verde
Petrified Forest
Rocky Mountain
Saguaro

National Monuments
Canyon de Chelly
El Morro
Gila Cliff Dwellings
Montezuma Castle
Petroglyph
Statue of Liberty
Sunset Crater Volcano
Walnut Canyon
Wupatki
WW II Valor in the Pacific (Pearl Harbor)

National Historical Parks
Chaco Culture
Jean Lafitte
Natchez

National Historic Sites
Fort Davis
Hubbell Trading Post

National Military Park
Vicksburg

National Recreation Areas
Amistad
Boston Harbor Islands
Glen Canyon (Lake Powell & Lee's Ferry)
Lake Mead

National Seashores
Cape Cod
Gulf Islands (both the Mississippi and Florida units)
Padre Island

National Parkways
Natchez Trace

Plus several sites / memorials in the National Capital District.
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I have been to 297 of the 407 National Park Service units, and am typically visiting 10-12 new park units each year.

This year, the planned visitation list of new units includes Lincoln Home (IL), Grant (MO), George Rogers Clark (IN), Perry's Victory (OH), Indiana Dunes (IN), Sleeping Bear Dunes (MI), and a few other minor areas.

My wife and I just returned from 10 days in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier NPs; in the eight years we have been together we have jointly visited 22 of the "national parks" in the NPS system. I have personally been to all of the "full" national parks in the lower 48 states, except Biscayne and Dry Tortugas, which are to be visited in March 2016.

Among the more unusual parks already visited are Kalaupapa NHP on Molokai, Hawaii, site of a former leper (Hansen's disease) colony.

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I made the mistake of looking up all of the units in the National Park System. It makes for a long list.

National Parks

Acadia
Arches
Big Bend
Bryce Canyon
Canyonlands
Everglades
Grand Canyon
Great Smokey Mountains
Mount Rainier
Olympic
Redwoods
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion

National Monuments

African Burial Ground
Castle Clinton
Governors Island
Statue of Liberty

National Historical Parks

Boston NHP
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP
Colonial NHP
First State NHP
Harpers Ferry NHP
Independence NHP
San Francisco Maritime NHP
Saratoga NHP
Valley Forge NHP

National Historic Sites

Edgar Allen Poe NHS
Eisenhower NHS
Gloria Dei Church NHS
Hopewell Furnace NHS
Jamestown NHS
Steamtown NHS

National Military Parks

Gettysburg

National Memorials

Benjamin Franklin NM
General Grant NM
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Johnstown Flood NM
Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
World War I Memorial
World War II Memorial
Wright Brothers NM

National Recreation Areas

Delaware Water Gap NRA
Gateway NRA
Glen Canyon NRA
Golden Gate NRA
Lake Mead NRA
Santa Monica Mountains NRA

National Seashores

Assateague Island NS
Cape Cod NS
Cape Lookout NS

National Rivers

Great Egg Harbor
Middle Delaware
New River Gorge
Rio Grande
Upper Delaware

Misc.

Appalachian Trail
Baltimore Washington Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway
Foothills Parkway
George Washington Memorial Parkway
National Capitol Parks
National Mall
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail
NJ Pinelands National Reserve
Potomac Heritage Trail
Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway
White House
Wolf Trap

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Adding one:

National Parks:
Grand Canyon
Great Sand Dunes
Hawaii Volcanoes
Saguaro
Wind Cave

National Monuments:
Castle Clinton
Fort Pulaski
Organ Pipe
Statue of Liberty
Walnut Canyon

Great Sand Dunes was amazing, a really fun experience.
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National Parks:
Acadia
Badlands
Bryce Canyon
Everglades
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Haleakala
Hawaii Volcanoes
Kenai Fjords
Rocky Mountain
Shenandoah
Theodore Roosevelt
Yellowstone
Zion


Also, taken the train through Denali


National Monuments:
Castillo de San Marcos
Castle Clinton
Fort McHenry
Fort Sumter
Muir Woods
San Gabriel Mountains

National Historical parks
Adams
Boston
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Colonial
First State
Harper's Ferry
Independence
Jean Lafitte
Lowell
New Bedford Whaling
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau
Saratoga
Valley Forge
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Awesome thread idea, without the aide of the app, I tally to date:

NP (National Park)
Acadia, Bar Harbor, ME
Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon, AZ
Death Valley, Death Valley, CA
Hawaii Volcanoes, Lihue, HI
Shenandoah, Westminister, VA
North Cascades, Port Angeles, WA
Olympic, Olympic, WA
Everglades, Tamiami, FL
Great Smoky Mountains, High Point, NC

NM (National Monument)
Castle Clinton, New York, NY
Fort Pulaski, Savannah, GA
Governors Island, New York, NY
Statue of Liberty, Jersey City, NJ
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, MI

NMe (National Memorial)
USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, HI
Korean War, Washington, DC
Lincoln, Washington, DC
Washington, Washington, DC
Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA

National Seashores
Gulf Islands, LA

NHP (National Historic Park)
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Georgetown, DC
Independence, Philadelphia, PA
TODO: Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry, WV
Boston Parks, Boston, MA
Maritime, San Francisco, CA

NHS (National Historic Site)
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park, NY
La Fortaleza, San Juan, PR

NRA (National Recreation Area)
Lake Mead, NV
Gateway, Jamaica, NY

National Parkways
Blue Ridge, Asheville, NC
Baltimore Washington, Crystal City, VA

MISC
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail
NJ Pinelands National Reserve
National Capitol East, Washington, DC
National Mall, Washington, DC
White House, Washington, DC
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National Parks I've Been To (off the top of my head):
Redwoods
Yosemite
Sequoia
Death Valley
Zion
Grand Canyon
Joshua Tree
Zion
Arches
Canyonlands
Grand Teton
Yellowstone
Badlands
Great Smoky Mountains
Everglades

Parks on my Must-Do List:
Denali
Dry Tortugas
Acadia
Channel Islands
Great Basin
Rainier
Glacier

While making the list of parks I've been to, I've noticed that Grand Teton and Yosemite are the only that I've actually experienced through backpacking and spending the night in the park. All the rest were drive-thru's, or just stopping at vista points and taking short, crowded hikes. Sad, considering how beautiful these parks are.
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Originally Posted by Big4Flyer View Post
Parks on my Must-Do List:
Denali
Dry Tortugas
Acadia
Channel Islands
Great Basin
Rainier
Glacier
I just returned from camping and hiking in Mount Rainier NP. I was last there 25 years ago. It was shocking to see how much the glaciers have receded.

I would plan on visiting Glacier and Mount Rainier sooner rather than later.
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I've been to many dozens. Heck, when I lived in South Dakota, I was between Wind Cave NP, Jewel Cave National Mounument, and Mount Rushmore.

I'll list one I don't see I have visited:
Mount St. Helens National Park
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Adding another:

National Parks:
Grand Canyon
Great Sand Dunes
Hawaii Volcanoes
Saguaro
Wind Cave

National Monuments:
Castle Clinton
Fort Pulaski
Organ Pipe
Statue of Liberty
Tonto
Walnut Canyon

Tonto was good, though it can be done in a half hour at most. Probably not worth its own trip
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