National Park Project

What is The National Park Project? The National Park Project began as a lifetime goal for both of us to accomplish together. It is in essence the idea of getting to know each and every national park in our great nation. We say get to know and not just visit, because typically there is quite a bit more to most of our national parks than a quick visit will cover and we want to truly see what they have to offer. Join us over the next 50 years or so, as we check off the parks one by one. We promise to let you know which ones are our favorites.

Oh and just to clarify, we are at the moment only counting national parks. Monuments, recreation areas, etc. while often times beautiful and interesting, aren't part of the project.
Visited: Map | List    Not Visited: Map |  List Visited 39 out of 59 parks
Park Name: Great Sand Dunes National Park
State: Colorado
Coordinates: 37.73° N 105.51° W
Date Created: September 13th, 2004
Visit Date: June 28th, 2017
Park Name: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
State: Colorado
Coordinates: 38.57° N 107.72° W
Date Created: October 21st, 1999
Visit Date: June 26th, 2017
Park Name: Mesa Verde National Park
State: Colorado
Coordinates: 37.18° N 108.49° W
Date Created: June 29th, 1906
Visit Date: June 25th, 2017
Park Name: National Park of American Samoa
State: American Samoa
Coordinates: 14.25° S 170.68° W
Date Created: October 31st, 1988
Visit Date: June 21st, 2015
Park Name: Channel Islands National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 34.01° N 119.42° W
Date Created: March 5th, 1980
Visit Date: February 17th, 2015
Park Name: Crater Lake National Park
State: Oregon
Coordinates: 42.94° N 122.1° W
Date Created: May 22nd, 1902
Visit Date: August 20th, 2014
Park Name: Petrified Forest National Park
State: Arizona
Coordinates: 35.07° N 109.78° W
Date Created: December 9th, 1962
Visit Date: April 6th, 2014
Park Name: Wind Cave National Park
State: South Dakota
Coordinates: 43.57° N 103.48° W
Date Created: January 9th, 1903
Visit Date: August 1st, 2013
Park Name: Badlands National Park
State: South Dakota
Coordinates: 43.75° N 102.5° W
Date Created: November 10th, 1978
Visit Date: July 30th, 2013
Park Name: Theodore Roosevelt National Park
State: North Dakota
Coordinates: 46.97° N 103.45° W
Date Created: November 10th, 1978
Visit Date: July 29th, 2013
Park Name: Redwood National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 41.30° N 124° W
Date Created: October 2nd, 1968
Visit Date: February 16th, 2013
Park Name: Dry Tortugas National Park
State: Florida
Coordinates: 24.63° N 82.87° W
Date Created: October 26th, 1992
Visit Date: October 30th, 2012
Park Name: Biscayne National Park
State: Florida
Coordinates: 25.65° N 80.08° W
Date Created: June 28th, 1980
Visit Date: October 26th, 2012
Park Name: Everglades National Park
State: Florida
Coordinates: 25.32° N 80.93° W
Date Created: May 30th, 1934
Visit Date: October 26th, 2012
Park Name: Great Basin National Park
State: Nevada
Coordinates: 38.98° N 114.3° W
Date Created: October 27th, 1986
Visit Date: August 22nd, 2012
Park Name: Zion National Park
State: Utah
Coordinates: 37.30° N 113.05° W
Date Created: November 19th, 1919
Visit Date: August 19th, 2012
Park Name: Bryce Canyon National Park
State: Utah
Coordinates: 37.57° N 112.18° W
Date Created: February 25th, 1928
Visit Date: August 16th, 2012
Park Name: Capitol Reef National Park
State: Utah
Coordinates: 38.20° N 111.17° W
Date Created: December 18th, 1971
Visit Date: August 14th, 2012
Park Name: Canyonlands National Park
State: Utah
Coordinates: 38.2° N 109.93° W
Date Created: September 12th, 1964
Visit Date: August 12th, 2012
Park Name: Arches National Park
State: Utah
Coordinates: 38.68° N 109.57° W
Date Created: November 12th, 1971
Visit Date: August 10th, 2012
Park Name: Haleakala National Park
State: Hawaii
Coordinates: 20.72° N 156.17° W
Date Created: August 1st, 1916
Visit Date: February 24th, 2012
Park Name: Katmai National Park
State: Alaska
Coordinates: 58.50° N 155° W
Date Created: December 2nd, 1980
Visit Date: August 17th, 2011
Park Name: Lake Clark National Park
State: Alaska
Coordinates: 60.97° N 153.42° W
Date Created: December 2nd, 1980
Visit Date: August 12th, 2011
Park Name: Denali National Park
State: Alaska
Coordinates: 63.33° N 150.5° W
Date Created: February 26th, 1917
Visit Date: August 6th, 2011
Park Name: Yosemite National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 37.83° N 119.5° W
Date Created: October 1st, 1890
Visit Date: July 23rd, 2011
Park Name: Kings Canyon National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 36.80° N 118.55° W
Date Created: March 4th, 1940
Visit Date: July 19th, 2011
Park Name: Sequoia National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 36.43° N 118.68° W
Date Created: September 25th, 1890
Visit Date: July 18th, 2011
Park Name: Lassen Volcanic National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 40.49° N 121.51° W
Date Created: August 9th, 1916
Visit Date: July 15th, 2011
Park Name: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
State: Hawaii
Coordinates: 19.38° N 155.2° W
Date Created: August 1st, 1916
Visit Date: April 2nd, 2011
Park Name: Rocky Mountain National Park
State: Colorado
Coordinates: 40.40° N 105.58° W
Date Created: January 26th, 1915
Visit Date: September 16th, 2010
Park Name: Saguaro National Park
State: Arizona
Coordinates: 32.25° N 110.5° W
Date Created: October 14th, 1994
Visit Date: April 1st, 2010
Park Name: Joshua Tree National Park
State: California
Coordinates: 33.79° N 115.9° W
Date Created: October 31st, 1994
Visit Date: March 27th, 2010
Park Name: Glacier National Park
State: Montana
Coordinates: 48.80° N 114° W
Date Created: May 11th, 1910
Visit Date: August 26th, 2009
Park Name: Grand Teton National Park
State: Wyoming
Coordinates: 43.73° N 110.8° W
Date Created: February 26th, 1929
Visit Date: August 28th, 2008
Park Name: North Cascades National Park
State: Washington
Coordinates: 48.70° N 121.2° W
Date Created: October 2nd, 1968
Visit Date: June 1st, 2008
Park Name: Grand Canyon National Park
State: Arizona
Coordinates: 36.06° N 112.14° W
Date Created: February 26th, 1919
Visit Date: April 4th, 2008
Park Name: Mount Rainier National Park
State: Washington
Coordinates: 46.85° N 121.75° W
Date Created: March 2nd, 1899
Visit Date: October 13th, 2007
Park Name: Olympic National Park
State: Washington
Coordinates: 47.97° N 123.5° W
Date Created: June 29th, 1938
Visit Date: February 28th, 2005
Park Name: Yellowstone National Park
State: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Coordinates: 44.60° N 110.5° W
Date Created: March 1st, 1872
Visit Date: February 25th, 2005