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List of the best national parks in the USA, ranked by travelers, hikers, campers, climbers, sightseers, and people like you. This list of the most beautiful US national parks includes federally protected lands like Yosemite National Park, Glacier National Park, Redwood National Park as well as a few monuments like Rocky Mountain National Park, and administrative units governed by the US National Park Service. From the swampland of the Everglades National Park to the dry dessert land of Death Valley National Park, this list truly shows the diverse nature of America's environment and climate. There is a U.S. national park for everyone. Those interested in camping may want to check out national parks in California, as they offer rugged coastline, waterfalls, and redwood trees. Whereas travelers interested in rock climbing can visit places like the Utah National Parks that offer red rock formations and geological features. 

The NPS maintains the unspoiled nature of US National Parks, ensuring that American holidays spent in the parks are the same for travelers now as they were fifty years ago.  Those planning USA holidays can spend a long period of time in one American national park or pick up a national park pass and visit several different campgrounds in parks. Vote for your favorite U.S. national parks here. Is it Yellowstone? Zion? Sequoia? Consider the best parks for camping and best national parks for spotting wildlife and vote for them to move them to the top of the list.
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Channel Islands National Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best National Parks in the USA
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Over 2,000 species of land plants and animals can be found in this park, half of which is underwater.

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Located In: California, USA

Area (km sq.): 1009.94

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Virgin Islands National Park is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best National Parks in the USA
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Ruins of sugar plantations from the time of Colombus can be found among the pristine beaches, coral reefs, and algal plains.

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Located In: United States Virgin Islands

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Katmai National Park and Prese... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best National Parks in the USA
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The 1912 volcanic eruption of Novarupta formed an ash flow known as the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, the main attraction of the park. Over 2,000 brown bears flock to the same location on a yearly basis to catch spawning salmon. 

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Located In: Alaska, USA

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Saguaro National Park


Saguaro National Park is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best National Parks in the USA
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Giant Saguaro cacti, the namesakes of the park, can be found in abundance as well as bats, spotted owls, and javelinas. 

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Located In: Arizona, USA

Area (km sq.): 370.04

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