Parks List

Wondering where we have wandered? Here is a complete and current list of parks & public lands that we have visited.  *Blue font* denotes areas visited on our four-month-long 2018 Western U.S. road trip.


National Parks

Arches, Utah
Biscayne Bay, Florida
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado – Blogged
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Capitol Reef, Utah – Blogged
Crater Lake, Oregon – Blogged
Death Valley, California
Everglades, Florida
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee & North Carolina
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Joshua Tree, California
Lassen Volcanic, California – Blogged: Sneak Peak | Part 1 | Part 2 | Video
Mount Rainier, Washington – Blogged: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3Part 4 Part 5
Mesa Verde, Colorado – Blogged
Olympic, Washington – Blogged: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 
Petrified Forest, Arizona – Blogged
Redwood National and State Parks, California
Shenandoah, Virginia
Yosemite, California
Zion, Utah


National Monuments & National Seashores

Bandelier, New Mexico – Blogged
Cabrillo, California
Capulin Volcano, New Mexico
Castillo de San Marcos, Florida
California Coastal National Monument, California
Colorado National Monument, Colorado
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Dinosaur, Utah
El Malpais, New Mexico
El Morro, New Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings, New Mexico
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah
Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington – Blogged
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, New Mexico
Petroglyph, New Mexico
Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Rio Grande del Norte, New Mexico – Blogged: August 2018 |(Orilla Verde) August 2019
Russel Cave, Alabama
White Sands, New Mexico

National Preserves, Wildlife Refuges, Recreation Sites, National Scenic Trails, Wild and Scenic Rivers

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Tennessee
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Florida National Scenic Trail
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama
Mojave National Preserve, California
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Mississippi
Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, Florida
Valle Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico – Blogged

National Historic Parks, Historic Sites, Memorials, Battlefields, Parkways

Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas
California National Historic Trail
Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia & Tennessee
Colonial National Historic Park, Virginia
Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, Missouri
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (St. Louis Arch), Missouri
Manhattan Project Historical Park, Tennessee
Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi & Tennessee
Oregon National Historic Trail
Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas – Blogged
Pecos National Historic Park, New Mexico
Santa Fe National Historic Trail


State Parks & State Natural Areas

DeGray Lake

Andrew Molera
Del Norte Coast Redwoods – Blogged
Hendy Woods – Blogged
Humboldt Redwoods – Blogged
Jedediah Smith Redwoods – Blogged
Julia Pfeiffer Burns
Mendocino Headlands – Blogged
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Old Town San Diego Historic Park
Navarro River Redwoods
Prairie Creek Redwoods – Blogged
Silver Strand State Beach
Torrey Pines State Reserve

Amelia Island
Big Talbot Island
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Cedar Key Museum State Park
Fanning Springs
Fort Clinch
Fort George Island Cultural State Park
Honeymoon Island
John Pennekamp Reef
Lake Griffin
Lake Manatee
Little Talbot Island
Long Pine Key State Park
Manatee Springs
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park – Blogged
Oscar Scherer
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park – Blogged
Rainbow Springs
St. George Island
St. Marks River Preserve
Stephen Foster Folk Culture – Blogged
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula
Topsail Hill
Wacasassa Bay Preserve State Park

Cloudland Canyon
Fort Mountain
Skidaway Island

New Mexico
Bottomless Lakes
Cimarron Canyon
City of Rocks
Clayton Lake – Blogged
Conchas Lake – Blogged
Coyote Creek
Eagle Nest Lake – Blogged
Oliver Lee Memorial
Storrie Lake
Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Blogged

New York
Niagra Falls


Beverly Beach – Blogged
Cape Arago – Blogged
Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area – Blogged

Ecola – Blogged
Nehalem Bay – Blogged
Seal Rock – Blogged
Smith Rock – Blogged

South Carolina
Hunting Island

Big Ridge
Booker T. Washington
Cedars of Lebanon
Cumberland Mountain
Edgar Evins
Fall Creek Falls
Frozen Head
Harrison Bay
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River
Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail
Laurel Snow State Natural Area
Montgomery Bell
Norris Dam
Pickett CCC Memorial
Panther Creek
Red Clay
Roan Mountain
Rock Island
Savage Gulf State Natural Area
Standing Stone
South Cumberland
Tims Ford

Dead Horse Point
Goblin Valley
Kodachrome Basin
Snow Canyon

Cape Disappointment – Blogged
Deception Pass – Blogged
Larrabee – Blogged


National Forests & Other Public Lands

Alabama Hills (BLM), California
Apalachicola National Forest, Florida
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area & Suislaw National Forest, Oregon – Blogged
Carson National Forest (Wheeler Peak Wilderness), New Mexico – Blogged
Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia
Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee
Cibola National Forest, New Mexico
Coconino National Forest, Arizona
Dixie National Forest, Utah
Fishlake National Forest, Utah
Gila National Forest, New Mexico
Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
Inyo National Forest, California
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, North Carolina
Kaibab National Forest, Arizona
Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington
Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon
Olympic National Forest, Washington – Blogged
Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
San Juan National Forest, Colorado – Blogged
Suislaw National Forest, Washington – Blogged
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah
Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado – Blogged
White River National Forest, Colorado


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