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

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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

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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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