U.S. National Parks Quiz

The National Park Service (NPS) looks after 394 properties throughout the United States including the nation’s national parks. The National Park Service was created by Congress in 1916. The agency falls under the Department of the Interior.

So you think you know the National Parks of the United States? Well try your hand at our national parks quiz to see how good you really are…

National Park Quiz

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Question 1
How many national parks are there in the United States?
A
48
B
58
C
68
D
78
Question 1 Explanation: 
While there are many other properties administered by the National Park Service, there are only 58 National Parks all created by Acts of Congress.
Question 2
What was the world's first national park?
A
Crater Lake National Park
B
Mount Rainier National Park
C
Sequoia National Park
D
Yosemite National Park
E
Yellowstone National Park
Question 2 Explanation: 
Established in 1872 Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho in the United States was both the first national park in the United States and the first national park in the world.
Question 3
What state has the most national parks? Hint: It's a tie between two states. You do not get marked correct until you find both.
A
Alaska
B
California
C
Colorado
D
Utah
E
Montana
Question 3 Explanation: 
With 8 national parks each, Alaska and California have the most. The national parks in California are: Channel Islands National Park, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Redwood National and State Parks , Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park. The national parks in Alaska are: Denali National Park and Preserve, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Question 4
What are the two national parks not accessible by road? Hint: There are two and you do not get marked correct until you pick both of the correct answers
A
Dry Tortugas National Park
B
Everglades National Park
C
Isle Royal National Park
D
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Question 4 Explanation: 
Both Dry Tortugas national Park off of the coast of Florida and Isle Royal National Park on the largest island in Lake Superior are only accessible by boat or float plane.
Question 5
What national park is home to the largest plug dome volcano in the world?
A
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
B
Lassen Volcanic National Park
C
Mount Rainier National Park
Question 5 Explanation: 
Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California is the largest plug dome volcano in the world. PS - It is still active and last erupted in 1915.
Question 6
What is the largest national park in the United States?
A
Denali National Park in Alaska
B
Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
C
Grand Canyon in Arizona
D
Katmai National Park in Alaska
E
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska
Question 6 Explanation: 
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska is the largest National Park in the United States with 13.2 million acres.
Question 7
What was the first national park east of the Mississippi?
A
Acadia National Park in Maine
B
Biscayne National Park in Florida
C
Congaree National Park in South Carolina
D
Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida
E
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee
Question 7 Explanation: 
Established as Lafayette National Park in 1919 in the State of Maine, Acadia National Park was the first national park east of the Mississippi.
Question 8
What is the smallest national park in the United States?
A
American Samoa National Park
B
Hot Springs National Park
C
Virgin Islands National Park
Question 8 Explanation: 
At 5,549.75 acres, Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas is both the smallest national park, and the only national park located in an urban area.
Question 9
What National Park is home to the deepest lake in the United States?
A
Crater Lake National Park
B
Denali National Park and Preserve
C
Glacier National Park
D
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Question 9 Explanation: 
Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States at 1,949 feet deep. It is the second deepest lake in North America and the 9th deepest in the world.
Question 10
What is the northernmost national park in the United States?
A
Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska
B
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska
C
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska
D
Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska
Question 10 Explanation: 
All of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is north of the Arctic Circle. It is the nation's second largest national park.
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One Response to U.S. National Parks Quiz

  1. Angie Estrella says:

    My family and I are leaving tomorrow for the coast in Malibu and this is our first time. Surfing, BBQing, hiking and making memories with teenagers before life get’s more crazy bizzy than it is. God is good 😉 Maybe we’ll be purchasing a motor home … I like the options El Monte gives.

    Thanks for making it easy!

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