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National Parks in United States – 4

This is the 4th post of the series National Parks in United States. 5 National Parks in United States will be covered in this post. Hopefully You’ll like this post.

Kobuk Valley National Park

Location: Alaska
Declared as National Park on 2nd December, 1980

Kobuk Valley National Park

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With an area of 1,750,716 miles, it is the least-visited National Park in the United States. The park is just a 25 miles away from the arctic circle and is famous for back-country camping and hiking. The Park has a stunning river, some mountains and three regions of sand dunes. There are no roads to access the park, the park can be visited either by foot, dogsleds and chartered air taxis. The park also becomes home to about 500,000 caribous in winter when they migrate from Western Arctic region.

Mesa Verde National Park

Location: Colorado
Declared as National Park on 29th June, 1906

Mesa Verde National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park has covered the area of 52,121 acres and has more than 4,ooo archaeological places. The Park is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park was created by US President Theodore Roosevelt as he wanted to protect over 600 cliff dwellings which were inhabited by the Anasazi’s between 600 to 1300 AD. These cliff dwellings were built within the caves. Some of the best and most notable sites in the park are Balcony house, Cliff Palace, Long House, Spruse Tree House and Square Tower House. While visiting the park, the upper mentioned places must be seen as your visit will be incomplete without them.

Voyageurs National Park

Location: Minnesota
Declared as National Park on 8th January, 1971

Voyageurs National Park

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The park is spread over an area of 218,200 acres and is named after Canadian-French Fur Traders that were known as voyageurs. The Park has many beautiful lakes, glaciers, rock gardens, historic buildings, islands and bays. Most of the park area is only accessible by a boat or snow mobiles in winter. The Park is an ideal place for those who love hiking, boating, fishing, camping and skiing. One of the most stunning facts about the park is that the rocks where this park is located, are about 1 to 3 billion years old.

Yellow Stone National Park

Location: Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Declared as National Park on 1st March 1872

Yellow Stone National Park

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Yellow Stone National Park was the first ever National Park in the world. With 2,219,790 acres of area, this park has lots of geothermal locations i-e geysers, in fact, the park was established to protect these geysers. Most famous of them is Old Faithful Geyser. The Park also has hundreds of lakes, mountains, canyons and rivers. This Park was inhabited by the Native Americans about a 5,000 years ago. The Park is also home to many species of Mammals.

Yosemite National Park

Location: California
Declared as National Park on 1st October, 1890

Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park is spread over the area of 761,266 acres and has a number of beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls. It is famous for its hanging valleys and U-shaped valleys. The Park is home to many unique rock formations that have been formed in million of years. Major attractions of the Park are Curry Village, Horsetail Fall, Half Dome, Tunnel Point, Mariposa Grove and much more. This National Park is one of the most beautiful National Parks in United States.

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National Parks in United States – 3

So guys, here is the third post of our series “National Parks in United States”. Today, we are going to explore five more National Parks in United States. Hope you guys will enjoy today’s journey.

Mount Rainier National Park

Location: Washington

Declared as National Park on March 2, 1899

Mount Rainier National Park

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With an area of 235,625 acres, Mount Rainier National Park has 26 glaciers and an active volcano named Mount Rainier that was erupted 150 years ago for the last time. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful National Parks in United states. Tipsoo Laki, Wonderland Trail, Carbon Glacier, Emmons Glacier and Paradise are the main attractions in the park.

North Cascades National Park

Location: Washington

Declared as National Park on October 2, 1968

North Cascades National Park

Image credit: Flickr Harry Teng

North Cascades National Park is another attraction in Washington state covering an area of 504,781 acres. This National Park have a lot of beautiful lakes, mountains, valleys and hundreds of glaciers. The Park also contains many beautiful and stunning waterfalls. This National Park is a must visit place while you are in Washington as many authors have praised it in their novels.

Redwood National Park

Location: California

Declared as National Park on October 2, 1968

Redwood National Park

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Redwood National Park was named for its Coastal Redwoods Forest that that has the tallest and the most impressive trees(Redwood) on the earth, and in fact, this National Park was established to save these trees as they were being destroyed rapidly. With an area of 131,982 acres, this park has three large river systems. It is always a very breathtaking experience to visit the Redwood Forest while it is fully covered by morning fog. Spring and fall are the ideal seasons to visit this park.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Location: Colorado

Declared as National Park on January 26, 1915

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Image credit: Flickr Geoff Livingston

Rocky Mountain National Park covers an area of 265, 828 acres and it was named after the Rocky Mountain. It has several hiking tracks and many laakes. This National Park is home to a large wildlife including black bears, mule deer, cougars and bighorn sheeps. Winter is the best season to explore this National Park as the peaks are covered with snow and there are many hiking trails for snowshoeing that are the main attractions in winter.

Virgin Islands National Park

Location: Virgin Islands

Declared as National Park on August 2, 1956

Virgin Islands National Park

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This historical National Park is spread on the area of 14,688.87 acres covering about 60% of the Saint John Island. The park has several breathtaking white-sandy beaches with seagrape trees and coconut palms, valleys and green-hills. There are more than 800 species of plants in the tropical forests that are spread around the beaches. Trunk Bay is one of the most famous tourist attractions of this National Park.

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