I am a huge advocate for the National Park Services and have been raised going on road trips and exploring these amazing places! It’s something that I think is well-worth the money, not only to see, but to protect these lands for many generations to come. I felt like I had been to a lot of the parks (18), but I was looking at all the different National Parks I realized that there are 59 National Parks! Holy Cow! I still have a lot more to see of this beautiful country! So, today I thought I would share 10 of the parks that I really want to go to with a few wanderlust-inspiring pictures of each that I found on Pinterest.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK- California
HAWAII VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK- Hawaii
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK- Tennessee and North Carolina
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – Kentucky
« ACCOMPLISHED: Read about my visit to Mammoth Cave it here »
ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK- Michigan
GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK- Nevada
CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK- South Carolina
« ACCOMPLISHED : Read about my visit to Congaree here »
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK- California
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK- Utah
BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK- Colorado
What National Parks are your favorites? Which ones are you dying to visit? Have any of your vacations been effected by the US government shutdown this week?
[Update 10/2016] I’ve now visited 24 of the 52 National Parks and I continue to fall more and more in love with my own home country! To see what National Park adventures I’ve been on and thoughts on these American Treasures, you can search National Parks on this site, or simply click here.
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