7 U.S. National Parks You Didn’t Know Existed

There are more than 56 national parks in America that are not known to people as much as Yellowstone and Yosemite. If you want to explore some of these parks, they will delight you with the natural beauty of mountains, forests and oceans.

Lake Clark National Park Alaska
Located 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, Lake Clark National Park is a place that is known as nature-enthusiast’s heaven. People who visit this paradise will be able to enjoy the view of the three mountain ranges, lakes and streams, two active volcanoes. In winter visitors can enjoy the beautiful idyll that offers this national park.

01- Lake Clark, National Park, Alaska US via flickr by Caitlin Marr licensed CC BY-SA 2.0

Biscayne National Park, Florida

An interesting fact that should be known about Biscayne National Park is that 95 percents of 172,000 acres of the park are completely covered with water. Those who have decided to visit this park will enjoy diving, snorkel, canoeing or kayaking, and also can see pretty much wildlife, especially Manatees and crocodiles. Heritage Trail is the most characteristic thing about this park for all visitors, where they can hear the history of sunken shipwrecks.

02- Biscayne National Park, Florida-1 via wikimedia by Judd Patterson, National Park Service

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

Although it’s a little harder to get to the Isle Royale National Park, but is worth to go. You can only go there by boat or seaplane. This park comprised 450 small islands and Isle Royale, which are surrounded by Lake Superior. Isle Royale was named International Biosphere Reserve in the year of 1980.

03- Isle Royale National Park, Michigan via flickr by Ray Dumas licensed CC BY-SA 2.0

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central parts of Utah, or rather the Waterpocket Fold which is geologically monocline also known as a wrinkle on the earth. The park abounds with unique landscape that is suitable for scenic driving and rock climbing.

04- Capitol Reef National Park, Utah-6 via flickr by Matt Roe licensed CC BY-NC 2.0

North Cascades National Park, Washington

North Cascades National Park is about 3 hours away from Seattle. This park is also called mountainous wonderland. Besides the many mountains, this park enjoys the many waterfalls. If you like adventure connected with mountain sports then you are in right place to try rock climbing.

05- North Cascades National Park, Washington-4 via flickr by Su-chan licensed CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Channel Islands National Park, California

Channel Islands National Park consists of five of the Channel Islands, which are intact and isolated and are known to have remained the same as they ever were. These islands are located off the coast of Southern California. It is good that the scuba diving lovers have the opportunity to explore under the waters of the Pacific, which abounds with dolphins and seals. Those visitors, who are keen for outdoor adventures and walking, can spend their time on walking through fields with the unique types of flowers which are considered to be only in this national park, or to dedicate to: tidal pooling, backcountry camping or hiking.

06- Channel Islands National Park, California via flickr by James Chang licensed CC BY-ND 2.0

Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Great Basin National Park is considered to be a park that offers quite adventures if you want to climb over the 13,000 foot mountain, and explore the caves. Also, if you want to experience the feeling of loneliness of the desert, then you’ve come to the right place. The park is famous for Lehman Caves, which are known for its unique ecosystem and the history says that they were discovered in the 1880s. If this is not enough, then please continue your trip to the Bristlecone Pine Trail, the place where you can see the oldest living organisms in the world. There you will have the opportunity to experience the true spirit of the night camping and climb up the Wheeler Peak.

07- Great Basin National Park, Nevada-1 via flickr by Andrew Hall licensed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

 

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