What State Is Home to Seven of the 10 Largest National Parks in the US?

What State Is Home to Seven of the 10 Largest National Parks in the US?
Alaska is home to seven of the 10 largest U.S. national parks. Outdoor activities and exploration are unlimited in all of the national parks located in Alaska.


In order from largest to smallest, the seven national parks in Alaska are: Wrangell-St. Elias, Gates of the Arctic, Denali, Katmai, Glacier Bay, Lake Clark and Kobuk Valley.



The nation's largest park, Wrangell-St. Elias, has a total area of 87,264 square miles.


National parks are scattered in all corners of the country's 49th state. They feature sand dunes at Kobuk Valley, volcanoes at Lake Clark, glaciers at Wrangell-St. Elias and wild animals, such as brown bears, at Katmai.


Aside from their noteworthy size, Alaskan parks include Denali, the continent's highest mountain; St. Elias, the country's second tallest peak; and concentrated geographical diversity, such as rivers, mountains and volcanoes at Lake Clark.

Other Largest National Parks

Three of the 10 largest national parks are located outside of Alaska: Death Valley, located on the border between California and Nevada; Yellowstone, split between Wyoming, Montana and Idaho; and Everglades, located in Florida.


Article Written By Maria Fernanda Cartaya

Maria Fernanda began writing for publication in 2003. She has lived and experienced the outdoors in North and South America, Europe and Africa. Her work has been published in Spanish newspapers. She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in international relations and French from Syracuse University and speaks three languages. Maria is working on an international journalism Master of Arts from the University of Westminster.

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