My Mythical Parks

Every state west of the "central stack" (North Dakota down to Texas) has at least a part of a national park in it. However, Idaho only has that one little corner of Yellowstone, and almost nobody goes there. To rectify that, when I run the NPS and the congress, I will create:

Craters Of The Moon National Park

Idaho

This is currently a national monument between Arco and Carey.

lava field
lava field


Now as to the central stack itself, half those states already contain national parks (North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas). So I just need one for each of the other three:

Prairie Landmarks National Park

Nebraska

This would follow the Oregon trail westward approximately forty miles, from Courthouse and Jail Rocks, through Chimney Rock, to Scotts Bluff.

Scotts Bluff
Scotts Bluff

Chalk Monoliths National Park

Kansas

This would take in southern Gove county along the Smoky Hill River from the Monument Rocks to Castle Rock.

chalk bluffs
chalk bluffs

Arbuckle National Park

Oklahoma

This would comprise the area around Turner Falls and Honey Creek Pass between Davis and Ardmore.

Turner Falls
Turner Falls


Now for the rest of the states that don't already have national parks, here are my offerings:
AlabamaRussell Cave National Park
ConnecticutHaystack Mountain National Park
DelawareDelaware River National Park
Bombay Hook, Cedar Swamp, Prime Hook
GeorgiaBrasstown Bald National Park
IllinoisRiver Junction National Park
Cave In Rock, Fort Defiance
IndianaHoosier National Park
Monroe Lake, Weedpatch Hill
IowaSpirit Lake National Park
LouisianaMississippi Delta National Park
MarylandBig Bite National Park (Md./W.Va)
Backbone Mountain, Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Smoke Hole Cavern
MassachusettsCape Cod National Park
MississippiNatchez Trace National Park
Little Mountain
MissouriOzark National Park
Elephant Rocks, Tom Sauk Mountain
New HampshireWinnipesaukee National Park
Lake Winnipesaukee, White Mountains
New JerseyWater Gap National Park
Delaware River, Kittatinny Mountain
New YorkAdirondack National Park
High Falls Gorge, Lake Placid, Moose Mountain, Whiteface Mountain
PennsylvaniaPocono National Park
Rhode IslandAtlantic National Park
Block Island, Point Judith
VermontGreen Mountain National Park
Moss Glen Falls, Texas Falls
West VirginiaBig Bite National Park (W.Va./Md.)
Backbone Mountain, Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Smoke Hole Cavern
WisconsinWisconsin Rapids National Park
Cranberry Highway, Rudolph Grotto


See the "Map of the Parks"!
See the "Ode to the Parks"!
See the "Plan For Visiting"!
See the "Quiz on the Parks"!