People love National Parks. They provide for all types of recreational venues. There are other noteworthy National Parks, besides the well known ones, like Yellow Stone. This article takes a look at ten other lesser known National Parks.
1. Rocky Mountain National Park; A total of 60 peaks rising to about 12,000 feet highlight this National Park. Wild flower lovers will never be disappointed. This is also a haven for elk, cougars, deer, black bear, moose, big horn sheep and many types of small animals. The park borders Estes Park, Colorado.
2. Crater Lake National Park; Located in Southern Oregon, it is a place of immeasurable beauty. Bluffs as high as 2000 feet border this lake. It is the deepest lake in the United States.
3. Denali National Park and Preserve; Located in Alaska, It features Mt. McKinley. It is 6 million acres of wilderness. The area is considered more than just a mountain area.
4. Ice Age National Scenic Trail; Is located in the State of Wisconsin. The trail preserves scenic beauty left over from the glacial move of 15,000 years ago. It has nearly a 1200 mile scenic trail.
5. Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park; Besides being a National Park, it is also a famous Historical Park. It is located in both West Virginia and Maryland. It is where the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers meet. Historical
figures like Washington, Jefferson and Stonewall Jackson have left their mark on this park.
6. Shenandoah National Park; Lies astride the Blue Ridge Mountains between the States of Georgia and Pennsylvania. The park holds more than 500 miles of trails. 101 miles, of this trail, is along the Appalachian trail.
7. Voyageurs National Park; A place of interconnected waterways that flow into the Rainy River. Voyageurs is a park were you leave the land and go by water to experience lakes, shorelines and various islands.
8. Petrified Forest National Park; A park of scenic colors and scientific wonders. Fossil and rock formations from the Triassic period of 225 million years ago. This park is located in Arizona.
9. Ozark Scenic Waterways National Park; This is the first ever National Park to be built on established river ways.The Current and Jacks Fork rivers bend their way through beautiful wilderness. The Park is toured by canoe and flat boats. It is excellent for both fishing and camping, too.
10. Hot Springs National Park; Located in Arkansas, this park has 47 natural springs. For over 200 years. people have used these springs to treat illness. Located in the center of town, it is known as the American Spa.
These parks are not listed in any particular order. They are lesser known parks that have plenty to offer the visitor.