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:
This is currently a national monument between Arco and Carey.
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:
This would follow the Oregon trail westward approximately forty miles, from Courthouse and Jail Rocks, through Chimney Rock, to Scotts Bluff.
This would take in southern Gove county along the Smoky Hill River from the Monument Rocks to Castle Rock.
This would comprise the area around Turner Falls and Honey Creek Pass between Davis and Ardmore.
Now for the rest of the states that don't already have national parks, here are my offerings:
|Alabama||Russell Cave National Park|
|Connecticut||Haystack Mountain National Park|
|Delaware||Delaware River National Park|
Bombay Hook, Cedar Swamp, Prime Hook
|Georgia||Brasstown Bald National Park|
|Illinois||River Junction National Park|
Cave In Rock, Fort Defiance
|Iowa||Spirit Lake National Park|
|Louisiana||Mississippi Delta National Park|
|Maryland||Big Bite National Park (Md./W.Va)|
Backbone Mountain, Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Smoke Hole Cavern
|Massachusetts||Cape Cod National Park|
|Mississippi||Natchez Trace National Park|
|New Hampshire||Winnipesaukee National Park|
Lake Winnipesaukee, White Mountains
|New Jersey||Water Gap National Park|
Delaware River, Kittatinny Mountain
|New York||Adirondack National Park|
High Falls Gorge, Lake Placid, Moose Mountain, Whiteface Mountain
|Pennsylvania||Pocono National Park|
|Rhode Island||Atlantic National Park|
Block Island, Point Judith
|Vermont||Green Mountain National Park|
Moss Glen Falls, Texas Falls
|Wisconsin||Wisconsin 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"!