National parks in the united states map. The national park system of the united states is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the national park service. Get the poster start exploring president grant signed the worlds first national park into law in 1872 and since then countries around the world have followed americas lead in protecting their natural treasures this way. Devils tower national monument a rocky sentinel at devils tower national monument has stood watch over the black hills in wyoming for millions of years. The 15 acre property maintained the only public school in the community for half a century and most of the people who homesteaded the community sent their children there.
Though it closed as a school in 1950 it took on a new role as a. The collection includes all national parks and most national monuments as well as several other types of protected areas of the united states. The united states has 61 protected areas known as national parks that are operated by the national park service an agency of the department of the interior. The usa was the first country in the world to have national parks and these areas now preserve many of americas most treasured features.
The spectacular landscape of the great sand dunes national park. This heavyweight print features national parks in the united states and us territories. Map of national parks in the united states map and travel information. The newest national parks in the united states although the united states has its share of established national parks there have also been some relatively new additions to the network.