US National Parks | List of US Reserves with Names

About three hundred reserves, reserves and national parks are located on the territory of the United States, which leaves no doubt about the special attitude of this country to the wealth of its animal and plant world. Every year, hundreds of millions of tourists rush into the New World to see and enjoy the natural beauties of national parks, 14 of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

US reserves are territories in which human economic or other activities are limited, but not completely prohibited, as, for example, in Eurasia. Protected territories of national parks are available for tourists. Routes and excursions for tourists are even organized here.

US National Parks Map

The largest and most popular are the following reserves and parks:

Yellowstone National Park (Yellowstone)

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest in the USA (formed back in 1872). He lies in the territory – Montana, Aidaho and Weiming. It has a huge number of geysers (about half of all existing on the planet), hot springs, large and small waterfalls and the famous Yellowstone Calder. This is the largest supervolcanum sleeping for several thousand years. Its center is Lake Yellowstone, which is one of the most remarkable lakes of the highlands of North America.

National Park “Yellowstone”

This park (aka reserve) spread from north to south more than one hundred kilometers, and from west to east – about 87 km. There are a lot of species of animals (bears, deer, moose and other mammals), birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on this territory.

The picturesque places of the Yellouston Reserve attract the attention of a huge number of tourists, starting in May and ending in September.

Eagle and Tails in Yellowstone

Yosemite National Park (Yosemite)

The Yosemitic National Park extends along the slopes of the Mountain Massive Sierra Nevada, which makes up the western belt of the Cordillera. About 95% of the park – This is an untouched nature, which has been protected by UNESCO since 1984. Of particular interest among tourists is a small Yosemiti Valley, a small one, compared to the total area of ​​the park. Her unique places attract lovers of walking routes, climbing, lovers of fishing and rafting.

The park is the groves of sequoia-dendron – one of the highest species of trees on the planet whose age reaches several thousand years. There are also waterfalls here in large numbers: Yosemitsky, Bridlweil, Snow Creek and others.

Great Smoky Mountains Great Smoki)

Great-somers-land, which means translated “Great smoky mountains”, is the most popular national park. It is located in the eastern part of the United States on the territory of North Carolina and Tennessee. Surprisingly picturesque places, thick forests, diversity of fauna, sights telling about the ancient history of the indigenous population and the history of the settlement of America by Europeans, annually attract people from all over the world.

The main symbol of the park is the famous Appalach path, more than 3500 km long. And the total length of other tourist routes is about 1300 km.


Glacier National Park)

No less popular US National Park is “Gleisher”, located near the Canadian border in Montana. The area of ​​the park is huge (approximately 4 thousand. km²), and natural landscapes are very diverse here. Rocky mountain ridges are predominant. Here, from a safe distance, you can see and evaluate the scale of glaciers formed thousands of years ago. Most of the most beautiful lakes appeared here precisely thanks to their movement.

Rivers with numerous waterfalls originate in glaciers. You can see all the beauty of the nature of the park on foot, water routes, as well as from the air. The most famous route is of a romantic name “The road to the sun”.

National Park Gleisher

Olympic (Olympic)

An impressive national park, which is entirely in Washington, combines completely different natural ecosystems. In the central part there are ice creams of Olympic, rich in subalpine meadows, and ancient thick forests grow closer to the west. There are deserted wild beaches on the territory of the park on the Pacific coast, beautiful clean lakes, fast rivers with waterfalls, an abundance of various vegetation.

The animal world is represented by many species of fish, mollusks, birds, mammals. Endemic species are also found here, for example, the Olympic Salamander, the Olympic Ermine, the Olympic Washr. The Park reserve has the opportunity to visit Indian reservations.

Olympic park

Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon)

“Grand Canyon” belongs to the ancient national parks of the United States with the largest canyon on the planet. Territorially it is located in Arizona. This is an amazing place with a unique landscape formed many millions of years ago. There is always work for scientists-archaeologists who regularly find fossilized remains of ancient animals and plants in breeds. The climate of the northern and southern parts is very different. Based on this, it should be noted that the southern part can be visited yearround. There is also a reservation of Indian tribes in the south.

For tourists in “Grand Canyon” A lot of entertainment has been prepared for every taste: foot and horse walks, helicopter excursions and excursions on a balloon, visiting beautiful lakes, observation decks.

Grand Cannon in 4K

Zion (Zion)

National Park located in Utah “Zaon”, received his official status in 1919. His hallmark is the canyon, according to which the Virginia river flows. Its almost steep walls are formed by sandy navajaho, copper-red shades.

A tenkilometer road to the canyon rests on the ancient Indian temple of Sinavava, the deity of the Payut tribe depicted by coyot. Further, the road becomes narrower, the walking paths begin to the Zion of NERCU.

Another of many attractions of the park is the peak of an angel shelter. It opens up with an impressive view of the whole park whole. And the size of the Zayon, although relatively not large, is more than 500 m².

Zion National Park

Rocky Mountain (Rocky Mountain)

This national park is located in Colorado and occupies an area of ​​about 1000 km². It was founded at the beginning of the 20th century, in 1915. Many tourists prefer to get acquainted with its attractive contrasting nature. The fact is that geographically and climaticly the territory of the park is conditionally divided into two parts: Western and eastern. In the West, a wooded area prevails (the most common type of tree is pine), which is provided by a wet climate. The eastern part has a mountainous surface where punishment and ice peaks are not uncommon. The tops of the mountains reach more than 3.5 km in height. The climate here is mainly dry.

There are a large number of lakes and rivers in rock mounds, including the famous Colorado River. Animals of different sizes inhabit the park. There are very large ones: a variety of types of deer, rams. Vegetation changes great when switching from west to east – from forests to alpine meadows.

For visiting the park is open yearround, but two summer months are considered the warmest and comfortable time: July and Augustus. The rest of the time is often cold and rain and snow are precipitation.

Rock Mountain National Park

Acadia National Park)

National Park “Acadia” differs from others in that its main territory is located on the island in the Atlantic Ocean – Mount-Dezert (Maine). In the park you can see the most diverse natural landscapes: the ocean coast, glacial lakes, swamps, mountain ranges. And this is with the total area of ​​Acadia in only 191.8 km²!

The park has coniferous forests (formed by pines and spruce) and broadleaved forests, among which there are maple, beech and oak groves. The animal world is represented by small and large marine and land mammals (seals, whales, beavers, proteins, groundhogs, bears, foxes, moose, lynx and others), birds (including Sapsans who were almost almost disappeared here), fish, reptiles and amphibians.

From November to April, the bulk of tourist routes does not function due to severe winter weather, which is often accompanied by strong winds, storms, snowfalls. Therefore, the largest influx of tourists is observed in July, August and September.

Acadia National Park

Grand Teton (Grand Teton)

In the northwestern part of Wyming, there is another popular Grand Titon National Park. It occupies a huge plot of land of 130,000 hectares. The nature of the park has been untouched for many years from the founding of the park in February 1929. Together with the Yellowstone Park border with him, he forms a unique natural ecosystem of a large yelloustone, in which many representatives of the animal and plant world live and multiply live and multiply.

The most striking attractions of the park can be called rocky mountains, or rather their plot, called the Titon mountain range. Its highest point is called the same as the park itself – Grand Titon. It has a glacier on it whose age is several hundred years. He, like other glaciers in the mountains of the park, most likely melts after about 70 years for natural reasons.

A large number and species variety of animals of all classes live in the vast territory of the park: mammals, birds and others. Grand Titon from other parks differs not only in natural features, but also by resolving moose hunting. This is done to regulate the number of these animals to preserve vegetation in places of grazing.

The park is open for visiting all year round, it organized campsites and many pedestrian routes.

In the United States, there is a special regulatory authority in the jurisdiction of all national parks and reserves of the country: the US National Parks Service. This service ensures the integrity and safety of subordinate territories, and also ensures and regulates tourism activities in them. Many US parks and reserves are unique (for example, Grand Canyon, Wrangel Sent Elias, Death Valley), therefore, preserving their relief, water area, flora and fauna is important for the country and the whole world.

Grand Titon National Park

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