National Parks in United States – 2

As we announced in our last post about National Parks that we are going to start a series about all National Parks round the world on this platform and initially we shared a post about 5 stunning National Parks in United States. Today we’ll explore other five National Parks in United States.

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Location: Alaska

Declared as National Park on December 2, 1980

Gates of Arctic National Park

Image credit: Flickr ilya_ktsn

It is the second largest national Park in the world with the area of 13,238 miles. It is called as one of the  wildest places on the earth and located above the arctic circle. It lies on the north-most end of United States. The park contains 2 mountains and six Wild and Scenic Rivers i-e Alanta River, John River, Kobuk River, Koyukuk River, Noatak River and Tinayguk River. This area is home to the natives of Alaska since 11,000 years. The Park is also inhabited by caribou, Dall sheep, wolves and many kinds of bears.

Haleakala National Park

Location: Hawaii

Declared as National Park on August 1, 1916

Haleakala National Park

Image credit: Flickr PKMousie

With the area of 33,265 acres, this park has vast number of endangered species. One of the main attractions of this park is Haleakala Volcano which erupted between 1480 to 1600 for the last time. Haleakala Visitor Center that lies on the height of 9,740 feet, is known as the best spot to witness the sunrise. Haleakala National Park is also known as the “House of the Sun”.

Isle Royale National Park

Location: Michigan

Declared as National Park on March 3, 1931

Isle Royale National Park

Image credit: Flickr Corvair Owner

Isle Royale National Park covers about 571,790 acres of area. This park includes Isle Royal Island itself along with 400 smaller islands spread over the Lake Superior. It is the one of the National Park with 209 square miles of land above water. This park is also famous for its hiking trails and waterways. It is also a very amazing scene to see wolves and moose in the Park.

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Location: Alaska

Declared as National Park on December 2, 1980

Katmai National Park

Image credit: Flickr Martha de Jong-Lantink

This beautiful Park was named after Mount Katmai. It covers 4,093,077 acres of area. This Park is famous for Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and Brown Bears inhabiting here. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was formed after the eruption of Novarupta and Mount Katmai in 1912. This park is also an ideal location for camping, hiking, fishing and backcountry skiing. The Park is home to many volcanoes and about 14 of them are active.

Olympic National Park

Location: Washington

Declared as National Park on June 29, 1938

Olympic National Park

Image Credit: Flickr Brett Holt

With the area of about 922,651 acres this Park is divided into four regions i-e Coastline, Alpine areas, the temperate rainforests and forests of the east-side. The Park is home to about 60 glaciers, 37 fish species, 300 bird species, 56 mammal species and there are over 650 archaeological sites in the Park. This Park is an ideal place to visit once in your Life because of variety of natural resources found in the Park.

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