Former National Park units quest

This quest focuses on the 26 areas that were formerly part of the National Park System but were later dissolved or transferred to another federal, state, or local entity. It also includes parks that were abolished prior to the creation of the National Park Service. This quest does not include proposed units that never came to be, units that were eventually absorbed into other national park units, or units that were later renamed.

Note: there seems to be some disagreement about whether some authorized parks actually became parks or not prior to their subsequent dissolution. I haven’t sorted the matter out yet, so I’m viewing this list as a tentative list. If you have additional information on any of these (or, more likely, others that should be included, please contact me).

Already Visited (15)

  • Castle Pinckney NM (SC)
  • Father Millet Cross NM (NY)
  • Flaming Gorge NRA (UT/WY)
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC)
  • Lake Texoma Recreation Area (OK/TX)
  • Lewis and Clark Cavern NM (MT)
  • Mackinac Island NP (MI)
  • National Visitors Center (DC)
  • Oklahoma City NMEM (OK)
  • Old Kasaan NM (AK)
  • Papago Saguaro NM (AZ)
  • Saint Thomas NHS (USVI)
  • Shadow Mountain NRA (CO)
  • Shasta Lake Recreation Area (CA)
  • Patrick Henry NM (VA)

Remaining (11)

  • Atlanta Campaign NHS (GA)
  • Chattanooga National Cemetery (TN)
  • Fossil Cyclad NM (SD)
  • Holy Cross NM (CO)
  • Mar-A-Lago NHS ? (FL)
  • Millerton Lake Recreation Area (CA)
  • New Echota Marker NMEM (GA)
  • Shoshone Cavern NM (WY)
  • Sullys Hill NP (ND)
  • Verendrye NM (ND)
  • Wheeler NM (CO)

Check out the other quests I’m working on.

Ok, I’ve officially adopted this one too.
NOTE: I haven’t committed to adopting this quest just yet, but it’s one I’ve been considering for some time. I’ve posted it here in order to point others to it, and to keep track of possible quest objectives when I’m putting together other trips.

Updated on September 5, 2021.

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