A few years back, I set a goal to visit each National Park in the United States before the age of 45. As shocking as this is to write, I am only 13 years from that age! As of today, I am about one third of the way to reaching my goal :)
National Parks Visited
Acadia - Maine Arches - Utah Badlands - South Dakota Big Bend - Texas Bryce Canyon - Utah Canyonlands - Utah Capitol Reef - Utah Death Valley - California Everglades - Florida Grand Canyon - Arizona Grand Teton - Wyoming Great Sand Dunes - Colorado Great Smokey Mountains - Tennessee | North Carolina Mesa Verde - Colorado Petrified Forest - Arizona Rocky Mountain - Colorado Saguaro - Arizona Shenandoah - Virginia Theodore Roosevelt - North Dakota Yellowstone - Wyoming | Montana | Idaho Yosemite - California Zion - Utah
National Parks to Visit
American Samoa - American Somoa Biscayne - Florida Black Canyon of the Gunnison - Colorado Carlsbad Caverns - New Mexico Channel Islands - California Congaree - South Carolina Crater Lake - Oregon Cuyahoga Valley - Ohio Denali - Alaska Dry Tortugas - Florida Gates of the Arctic - Alaska Glacier - Montana Glacier Bay - Alaska Great Basin - Nevada Guadalupe Mountains - Texas Haleakala - Maui Hawaii Volcanoes - Hawaii Hot Springs - Arkansas Isle Royale - Michigan Joshua Tree - California Katmai - Alaska Kenai Fjords - Alaska Kobuk Valley - Alaska Lake Clark - Alaska Lassen Volcanic - California Mammoth Cave - Kentucky Mount Rainier - Washington North Cascades - Washington Olympic - Washington Redwood - California Sequoia and Kings Canyon - California Virgin Islands - U.S. Virgin Islands Voyageurs - Minnesota Wind Cave - South Dakota Wrangell-St. Elias - Alaska
As you can see, I have a few trips to plan :) Hopefully I will be editing this post regularly, shrinking the second list over the years!
**Updated on October 1, 2013.