The 11 Best National Parks You Need To Visit Now

The Big Room, named for its size, is North America's largest cave chamber. The caverns have thousands of stalactite and stalagmites, some exceeding 60 feet tall.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)

The park has a rich history and offers hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. In 2021, New River Gorge National Park was renamed from a river to a park, and park rangers provide river hikes.

New River Gorge National Park (West Virginia)

Virgin Islands National Park isn't just a beach day. The park provides boating, snorkeling, and ancient sites, so it can be that and more.

Virgin Islands National Park (U.S. Virgin Islands)

The most famous park in America is Yosemite. Ansel Adams was inspired by this natural wonderland's granite cliffs, gorgeous rivers, roaring waterfalls, and plentiful wildlife.

Yosemite National Park (California)

Coral reefs, kayaking, and shipwreck tours are available throughout 95 percent of the area. Manatees, turtles, rare fish, and shipwrecks live in Biscayne Bay Marine Sanctuary.

Biscayne National Park (Florida)

Lassen Volcanic National Park has Yosemite-like mountain vistas and Yellowstone-like thermal wonders, but with fewer people.

Lassen Volcanic National Park (California)

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world's most moving natural views. This infinite expanse of time-carved landscapes is impossible to capture in a photo.

Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

Crater Lake National Park comprises 183,224 acres of mountains, peaks, old-growth forests, volcanic fumaroles, two waterfalls, and the lake.

Crater Lake National Park (Oregon)

Hike to the bottom of a giant glacier, travel to the edge of the largest U.S. icefield, and take boat cruises to see orcas, humpback whales, and Steller's sea lions at Kenai Fjords.

Kenai Fjords National Park (Alaska)

Yellowstone National Park is the most visited Rocky Mountain national park, while Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park, Colorado, encompasses 415 square miles.

Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

Shenandoah National Park is 75 miles from Washington, D.C., yet its tranquility feels like a world apart. The park in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains contains over 500 miles of hiking paths for all levels.

Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)