10 Best National Parks That Need to Be on Your Bucket List

1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park

A mountain range or huge open space in the great outdoors is most often what comes to mind when you think of a national park.

2. New River Gorge National Park

While the park is named for the New River that passes through it, it is also aptly titled because it is the country's newest national park .

3. Virgin Islands National Park

It's not simply a day at the beach when you visit here. Yes, it is possible. However, the park also includes boating, diving, & ancient sites, so it can be so much more.

4. Biscayne National Park

Exploring coral reefs, kayaking, or joining one of the park's guided tours, such as snorkelling past shipwrecks, are just a few of the best things to do there.

5. Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of California's nine national parks, is one of the country's most unusual sites, located near Redding.

6. Crater Lake National Park

While you could spend all day staring at the crystal-clear lake, there are plenty of other activities to partake in, such as hiking and wildlife viewing.

7. Kenai Fjords National Park

The park is one of Alaska's eight national parks, putting it one behind California for the most national parks in a single state.

8. Rocky Mountain National Park

Yellowstone National Park is by far the most visited national park in the Rocky Mountains, with approximately 5 million visitors in 2021.

9. Shenandoah National Park

Although Shenandoah National Park is only 75 miles from Washington, D.C., the tranquilly of the park feels a world apart from the nation's capital.

10. Acadia National Park

The park is open all year and is recognised by U.S. News & World Report as the third greatest location to visit in the world in October.