National Parks

Some of national parks, state/provincial parks, national forests, wilderness areas, and county/city parks that we visited.

Where have we visited so far?

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Visited National Parks

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I discovered my love for US national parks when we visited Yosemite National Park in July 2002. Yosemite was not the first US national park for me but it was the first park that made me appreciate the beauty of US national parks at a deeper level than just a scenic place to visit. I guess there’s something special about hiking those trails that park rangers and volunteers helped built and tirelessly maintained for all to enjoy.

This National Parks page contains some of the places we visited mostly covering national parks, state/provincial parks, national monuments, national forests, and wilderness areas.

National Parks

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  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Redwood National Park, California
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Death Valley National Park, California
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
  • Big Bend National Park, Texas
  • Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Almost made it to the list are Mammoth Cave National Park and Acadia National Park. We planned to visit Mammoth Cave in 2004 but I took a job in Richmond, Virginia with PPD before our trip. So we had to cancel the trip and never got a chance to visit it. For Acadia, we were going to do a road trip from Richmond in 2013. However, the government shutdown that was happening at the same time caused the park to be closed. So we modified the trip to other parts of the New England. Now that we’re on the road in the west, we may never make it to Acadia.

State Parks

  • Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Merchants Millpond State Park, North Carolina
  • Pocahontas State Park, Virginia
  • High Bridge Trail State Park, Virginia
  • Waimea Canyon State Park, Hawaii
  • Grafton Notch State Park, Maine
  • Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas
  • Smith Rock State Park, Oregon
  • Washoe Lake State Park, Nevada
  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Other Places

  • Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
  • Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Wallowa Mountains, Oregon
  • James River Park, Richmond, Virginia
  • Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon
  • Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Oregon
  • Devils Postpile National Monument, California
  • Alabama Hills, California

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