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Reader Participation Day: How Many of the 392 National Park System Units Have You Visited?

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"Been there, done that, got the T-shirt"? Bob Janiskee photo.

Last April we got a good response when we asked you how many of the 58 National Park-designated NPS units have you visited?. Let's expand the scope of this thing. Here's a list of all 392 units of the National Park System, listed by designation type. How many have you visited?

National Battlefields
(11)

Antietam (VA)
Big Hole (MT)
Cowpens (SC)
Fort Donelson (TN/KY)
Fort Necessity (PA)
Monocacy (MD)
Moores Creek (NC)
Petersburg (VA)
Stones River (TN)
Tupelo (MS)
Wilson's Creek (MO)

National Battlefield Parks
(3)

Kennesaw Mountain (GA)
Manassas (VA)
Richmond (VA)


National Battlefield Site
(1)

Brices Cross Roads MS)

National Military Parks
(9)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga (GA/TN)
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial (VA)
Gettysburg (PA)
Guilford Courthouse (NC)
Horseshoe Bend (AL)
Kings Mountain (SC)
Pea Ridge (AR)
Shiloh (TN)
Vicksburg (MS)

National Historical Parks
(45)

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (KY)
Adams (MA)
Appomattox Court House (VA)
Boston, Massachusetts
Cane River Creole NHP and Heritage Area (LA)
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove (VA)
Chaco Culture (NM)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (MD/WV/DC)
Colonial (VA) 30, 2007
Cumberland Gap (KY/TN/VA)
Dayton Aviation Heritage (OH)
George Rogers Clark (IN)
Harpers Ferry (WV/MD)
Hopewell Culture (OH)
Independence (PA)
Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve (LA)
Kalaupapa (HI)
Kaloko-Honokohau (HI)
Keweenaw (MI)
Klondike Gold Rush (AK/WA)
Lewis & Clark, Oregon (WA)
Lowell (MA)
Lyndon B. Johnson (TX)
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller (VT)
Minute Man (MA)
Morristown (NJ)
Natchez (MS)
New Bedford Whaling (MA)
New Orleans Jazz (LA)
Nez Perce (ID)
Palo Alto Battlefield (TX)
Pecos (NM)
Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau (formerly, City of Refuge) (HI)
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front (CA)
Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve (Virgin Islands)
San Antonio Missions (TX)
San Francisco Maritime (CA)
San Juan Island (WA)
Saratoga (NY)
Sitka (AK)
Thomas Edison (NJ)
Tumacacori (AZ)
Valley Forge (PA)
War in the Pacific (Guam)
Women's Rights (NY)

National Historic Sites
(76)

Allegheny Portage Railroad (PA)
Andersonville (GA)
Andrew Johnson (TN)
Bent's Old Fort (CO)
Boston African American (MA)
Brown v. Board of Education (KS)
Carl Sandburg Home (NC)
Carter G. Woodson Home (DC)
Charles Pinckney (SC)
Christiansted (Virgin Islands)
Clara Barton (MD)
Edgar Allan Poe (PA)
Eisenhower (PA)
Eleanor Roosevelt (NY)
Eugene O'Neill (CA)
First Ladies, Canton (OH)
Ford's Theatre (DC)
Fort Bowie (AZ)
Fort Davis (TX)
Fort Laramie (WY)
Fort Larned (KS)
Fort Point (CA)
Fort Raleigh (NC)
Fort Scott (KS)
Fort Smith (AR/OK)
Fort Union Trading Post (MT/ND)
Fort Vancouver (WA)
Frederick Douglass (DC)
Frederick Law Olmsted (MA)
Friendship Hill (PA)
Golden Spike (UT)
Grant-Kohrs Ranch (MT)
Hampton (MD)
Harry S Truman (MO)
Herbert Hoover (IA)
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (NY)
Hopewell Furnace (PA)
Hubbell Trading Post (AZ)
James A. Garfield (OH)
Jimmy Carter (GA)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (MA)
John Muir (CA)
Knife River Indian Villages (ND)
Lincoln Home (IL)
Little Rock Central High School (AR)
Longfellow (MA)
Maggie L. Walker (VA)
Manzanar (CA)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (GA)
Martin Van Buren (NY)
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House (DC)
Minuteman Missile (SD)
Nicodemus (KS)
Ninety Six (SC)
Pennsylvania Avenue (DC)
Puukoholā Heiau (HI)
Sagamore Hill (NY)
Saint-Gaudens (NH)
Saint Paul's Church (NY)
Salem Maritime (MA)
San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Sand Creek Massacre (CO)
Saugus Iron Works (MA)
Springfield Armory (MA)
Steamtown (PA)
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (NY)
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural (NY)
Thomas Stone (MD)
Tuskegee Airmen (AL)
Tuskegee Institute (AL)
Ulysses S. Grant (MO)
Vanderbilt Mansion (NY)
Washita Battlefield (OK)
Weir Farm (CO)
Whitman Mission (WA)
William Howard Taft (OH)

International Historic Sites (1)

Saint Croix Island (ME)

National Lakeshores (4)

Apostle Islands (WI)
Indiana Dunes (IN)
Pictured Rocks (MI)
Sleeping Bear Dunes (MI)

National Memorials
(28)

Arkansas Post (AR)
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (VA)
Chamizal (TX)
Coronado (AZ)
De Soto (FL)
Federal Hall (NY)
Flight 93 (PA)
Fort Caroline (FL)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (DC)
General Grant (NY)
Hamilton Grange (NY)
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (IL/MO)
Korean War Veterans (DC)
Johnstown Flood (PA)
Lincoln Boyhood (IN)
Lincoln Memorial (DC)
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac (DC)
Mount Rushmore (SD)
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (OH)
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial (CA)
Roger Williams, Rhode Island
Thaddeus Kosciuszko (PA)
Theodore Roosevelt Island (DC)
Thomas Jefferson Memorial (DC)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (DC)
Washington Monument (DC)
World War II Memorial (DC)
Wright Brothers (NC)

National Monuments (75)

African Burial Ground (NY)
Agate Fossil Beds (NE)
Alibates Flint Quarries (TX)
Aniakchak (AK)
Aztec Ruins (NM)
Bandelier (NM)
Booker T. Washington (VA)
Buck Island Reef (Virgin Islands)
Cabrillo (CA)
Canyon de Chelly (AZ)
Cape Krusenstern (AK)
Capulin Volcano (NM)
Casa Grande Ruins (AZ)
Castillo de San Marcos (FL)
Castle Clinton (NY)
Cedar Breaks (UT)
Chiricahua (AZ)
Colorado (CO)
Craters of the Moon (ID)
Devils Postpile (CA)
Devils Tower (WY)
Dinosaur (CO/UT)
Effigy Mounds (IA), April 30, 2007
El Malpais (NM)
El Morro (NM)
Florissant Fossil Beds (CO)
Fort Frederica (GA)
Fort Matanzas (FL)
Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine (MD)
Fort Pulaski (GA)
Fort Stanwix (NY)
Fort Sumter (SC)
Fort Union (NM)
Fossil Butte, Wyoming
George Washington Birthplace (VA)
George Washington Carver (MO)
Gila Cliff Dwellings (NM)
Governors Island, Governors Island (NY)
Grand Portage, Minnesota
Hagerman Fossil Beds (ID)
Hohokam Pima (AZ)
Homestead NM of America, Nebraska
Hovenweep (CO/UT)
Jewel Cave (SD)
John Day Fossil Beds (OR)
Lava Beds (CA)
Little Bighorn Battlefield (MT)
Minidoka Internment (ID)
Montezuma Castle (AZ)
Muir Woods (CA)
Natural Bridges (UT)
Navajo (AZ)
Ocmulgee (GA)
Oregon Caves (OR)
Organ Pipe Cactus (AZ)
Petroglyph (NM)
Pinnacles (CA)
Pipe Spring (AZ)
Pipestone (MN)
Poverty Point (LA)
Rainbow Bridge (UT)
Russell Cave (AL)
Salinas Pueblo Missions (NM)
Scotts Bluff (NE)
Statue of Liberty (NY/NJ)
Sunset Crater Volcano (AZ)
Timpanogos Cave (UT)
Tonto (AZ)
Tuzigoot (AZ)
Virgin Islands Coral Reef, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Walnut Canyon (AZ)
White Sands (NM)
World War II Valor in the Pacific (AK/HI/CA)
Wupatki (AZ)
Yucca House (CO)

National Parks
(58)

Acadia, Maine
Arches (UT)
Badlands (SD)
Big Bend (TX)
Biscayne (FL)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison (CO)
Bryce Canyon (UT)
Canyonlands (UT)
Capitol Reef (UT)
Carlsbad Caverns (NM)
Channel Islands (CA)
Congaree (SC)
Crater Lake (OR)
Cuyahoga Valley (OH)
Death Valley (CA/NV)
Denali (AK)
Dry Tortugas (FL)
Everglades (FL)
Gates of the Arctic (AK)
Glacier Bay (AK)
Glacier, Montana
Grand Canyon (AZ)
Grand Teton (WY)
Great Basin (NV)
Great Sand Dunes NP & Preserve (CO)
Great Smoky Mountains (TN/NC)
Guadalupe Mountains (TX)
Haleakalā (HI)
Hawai‘i Volcanoes (HI)
Hot Springs (AR)
Isle Royale (MI)
Joshua Tree (CA)
Katmai (AK)
Kenai Fjords (AK)
Kings Canyon (CA)
Kobuk Valley (AK)
Lake Clark (AK)
Lassen Volcanic (CA)April 30, 2007
Mammoth Cave (KY)
Mesa Verde (CO)
Mount Rainier (WA)
North Cascades (WA)
Olympic (WA)
Petrified Forest (AZ)
Redwood (CA)
Rocky Mountain (CO)
Saguaro (AZ)
National Park of Samoa (American Samoa)
Sequoia (CA)
Shenandoah (VA)
Theodore Roosevelt (ND)
Virgin Islands (Virgin Islands)
Voyageurs (MN)
Wind Cave (SD)
Wrangell-St. Elias (AK)
Yellowstone (WY/MT/ID)
Yosemite (CA)
Zion (UT)

Parkways (4)

Blue Ridge Parkway (NC)
George Washington Memorial Parkway (MD/VA)
John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway (WY)
Natchez Trace Parkway (MS)

National Preserves (18)

Aniakchak (AK)
Bering Land Bridge (AK)
Big Cypress (FL)
Big Thicket (TX)
Craters of the Moon (ID)
Denali (AK)
Gates of the Arctic (AK)
Glacier Bay (AK)
Great Sand Dunes (CO)
Katmai (AK)
Lake Clark (AK)
Little River Canyon (AL)
Mojave (CA)
Noatak (AK)
Tallgrass Prairie (KS)
Timucuan Ecological and Historic (FL) April 30, 2007
Wrangell-St. Elias (AK)
Yukon-Charley Rivers (AK)

National Reserves (2)

City of Rocks (ID)
Ebey's Landing NH Reserve (WA)

National Recreation Areas (18)

Amistad (TX)
Bighorn Canyon (MT/WY)
Boston Harbor Islands (MA)
Chattahoochee River (GA)
Chickasaw (OK)
Curecanti (CO)
Delaware Water Gap (PA/NJ)
Gateway (NY/NJ)
Gauley River (WV)
Glen Canyon (AZ/UT)
Golden Gate (CA)
Lake Chelan (WA)
Lake Mead (NV/AZ)
Lake Meredith (TX)
Lake Roosevelt (formerly Coulee Dam) (WA)
Ross Lake (WA)
Santa Monica Mountains (CA)
Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity (CA)

National Rivers (5)

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (TN/KY)
Buffalo National River (AR)
New River Gorge National River (WV)
Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas (MN)
Ozark National Scenic Riverways (MO)

National Wild And Scenic Rivers (10)

Alagnak Wild River (AK)
Bluestone National Scenic River (WV)
Delaware National Scenic River (PA/NJ/NY)
Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River (NJ)
Missouri National Recreational River (NE/SD)
Niobrara National Scenic River, (NE/SD)
Obed Wild and Scenic River (TN)
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River (TX)
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (MN/WI)
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River (NY/PA)

National Scenic Trails (3)

Appalachian National Scenic Trail (Maine to Georgia)
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (MS/TN)
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (VA/PA)

National Seashores (10)

Assateague Island (MD/VA)
Canaveral (FL)
Cape Cod (MA)
Cape Hatteras (NC)
Cape Lookout (NC)
Cumberland Island (GA)
Fire Island (NY)
Gulf Islands (FL/MS)
Padre Island (TX)
Point Reyes (CA)

Other Designations (11)

Catoctin Mountain Park (MD)
Constitution Gardens (DC)
Fort Washington Park (MD)
Greenbelt Park (MD)
National Capital Parks (DC)
National Mall (DC)
Piscataway Park (MD)
Prince William Forest Park (VA)
Rock Creek Park (DC)
White House (DC)
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (VA)

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Comments

Of the 394 units 1 is not open to the public. This leaves 393 units to visit. I have visited 382 of the 393. I am on my way to Alaska to go to the remaining units there. The last unit on my adventure will be the Eugene O'Neil House. This last one is the closest to where I live. I started this adventure in 1997.


Looks like we're at 93 and adding more each summer. I have stamps from almost all of them. The only reason is the park visitor center was not open. I love visiting our country's National Parks. Each one has something unique to investigate and enjoy.


If you've made it to 100 or more of the Units, you are eligible to receive a certificate recognizing your accomplishment if you become a Member of the National Park Travelers Club.... you can check our website at www.parkstamps.org for more details on that if you are interested!


I have been very fortunate to visit 380 of the units. In each case I have to be physically present in the unit for it to count. With the additionof the River Raisin National Battlefield Park this week I have 12 more to visit in 2011. 1 unit has no public access. The Hohokum Pima National Monument is off limits. Like Nancy-Ann and her husband, I have binders for all of the official park guides. Most are stamped with the day I visited the unit. Most of the remaining sites are in Alaska. The last site, the Eugene O'Neil House is the site located closest to where I live here in California. I will have a celebration with family and friends when I finish. If there are others who have visited all 393 of the units I would like to hear about them.


My husband and I have now officially visited 201 National Park Units including 46 National Parks. For us, that means spending enough time in the park to really experience all it has to offer, camping when it is available, and writing a journal entry about our visit. We've also been to the Oklahoma City Memorial and American Memorial Park in Saipan which are not included in the 392. There are a couple of places we haven't counted because we visited them about 40 years ago before we started keeping journals. These need a return visit. Since we started documenting our trips long before the passport program began, we have our journal entries and each park brochure organized into 5 large binders. We'll need a few more binders by the time we complete all 392 units!


Just counted been to 24 National Parks and 88 total NP units. Pretty cool, just visited Rocky Mountain, Grand Teton and Yellowstone last week. What a wonderful legacy the park system is for current and future generations.


My total is 76. Thanks for the list! I've printed it & it's going in the RV. We're retiring next year & hitting the road. This list will be great for areas we plan to visit.


Rick -

Very impressive, and if you've yet to visit Alaska, you've saved some of the best for last :-)


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