It was a banner year for my national parks quest. Undoubtedly, this is due to my 100 Parks in 100 Days project, but I’ve managed several other national park trips this year as well—including 85 “first visits” (which I’ve highlighted in bold).

Even though I haven’t had a goal to visit as many parks as possible in 2016, I’ve managed to get to an astonishing number. Here’s the list thus far.

  1. Organ Pipe Cactus NM – Jan 17
  2. Mojave NPres – Jan 30
  3. Tule Springs Fossil Beds NM – Jan 30
  4. Lake Mead NRA – Feb 27
  5. Death Valley NP – Feb 28
  6. Castle Mountains NM – Feb 29
  7. Ocmulgee NM – Mar 9
  8. Tuskegee Airman NHS – Mar 10
  9. Tuskegee Institute NHS – Mar 10
  10. Horseshoe Bend NMP – Mar 10
  11. Manhattan Project NHP – Mar 11
  12. Ozark NSR – Mar 13
  13. Natchez Trace PKWY – Mar 13
  14. Jimmy Carter NHS – Mar 16
  15. Andersonville NHS – Mar 16
  16. San Juan NHS – Apr 3
  17. Christiansted NHS – Apr 4
  18. Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve – Apr 4
  19. Buck Island Reef NM – Apr 5
  20. Virgin Islands Corral Reef NM – Apr 6
  21. Virgin Islands NP – Apr 6
  22. Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters NHS – Apr 29
  23. Frederick Law Olmstead NHS – Apr 29
  24. John Fitzgerald Kennedy NHS – Apr 29
  25. Boston NHP – Apr 30
  26. Boston African American NHP – Apr 30
  27. Boston Harbor Islands NRA – May 1
  28. Adams NHP – May 1
  29. Minute Man NHP – May 1
  30. Salem Maritime NHS – May 1
  31. Saugus Iron Works NHS – May 2
  32. George Washington Memorial PKWY – May 2
  33. Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP – May 3
  34. Flight 93 NMEM – May 3
  35. Friendship Hill NHS – May 4
  36. Fort Necessity NB – May 4
  37. Johnstown Flood NMEM- May 4
  38. Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS – May 4
  39. Hopewell Furnace NHS – May 5
  40. First State NM – May 5
  41. Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad NHP – May 6
  42. Statue of Liberty NM – May 7
  43. Castle Clinton NM – May 7
  44. African Burial Ground NM – May 7
  45. Hamilton Grange NMEM – May 7
  46. General Grant NMEM – May 7
  47. Sagamore Hill NHS – May 8
  48. Fire Island NS – May 8
  49. Gateway NRA – May 8
  50. Upper Delaware SRR – May 9
  51. Delaware Water Gap NRA – May 9
  52. Middle Delaware NSR – May 9
  53. Steamtown NHS – May 10
  54. Paterson Great Falls NHP – May 10
  55. Morristown NHP – May 11
  56. Edison NHP – May 11
  57. Great Egg Harbor NSRR – May 12
  58. Assateague Island NS – May 12
  59. Lincoln Memorial – May 13
  60. Vietnam Veterans Memorial – May 13
  61. Korean War Veterans Memorial – May 13
  62. World War II Memorial – May 13
  63. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial – May 13
  64. National Mall – May 13
  65. National Capital Parks – May 13
  66. Independence NHP – May 14
  67. Thaddeus Kosciuszko NMEM – May 14
  68. Valley Forge NHP – May 14
  69. Edgar Allan Poe NHS – May 15
  70. World War I Memorial – May 16
  71. Ford’s Theatre NHS – May 18
  72. Pennsylvania Avenue NHS – May 18
  73. White House – May 19
  74. Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality NM – May 20
  75. Shenandoah NP – May 21
  76. Harper’s Ferry NHP – May 22
  77. Appalachian NST – May 22
  78. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP – May 22
  79. Washington Monument – May 23
  80. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHS – May 26
  81. Women’s Rights NHP – May 27
  82. Fort Stanwix NM – May 27
  83. Saratoga NHP – May 28
  84. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP – May 28
  85. Saint-Gaudens NHS – May 28
  86. St. Croix Island IHS – May 29
  87. Acadia NP – May 30
  88. Lowell NHP – May 31
  89. Cape Cod NS – Jun 1
  90. New Bedford Whaling NHP – Jun 1
  91. Roger Williams NMEM – Jun 2
  92. Blackstone River Valley NHP – Jun 2
  93. Springfield Armory NHS – Jun 3
  94. Martin Van Buren NHS – Jun 3
  95. Vanderbilt Mansion NHS – Jun 4
  96. Home of Franklin D Roosevelt NHS – Jun 4
  97. Eleanor Roosevelt NHS – Jun 5
  98. Weir Farm NHS – Jun 5
  99. St. Paul’s Church NHS – Jun 6
  100. Governors Island NM – Jun 6
  101. Federal Hall NMEM – Jun 6
  102. Tuzigoot NM – Jun 11
  103. Montezuma Castle NM – Jun 11
  104. Walnut Canyon NM – Jun 11
  105. Sunset Crater NM – Jun 12
  106. Wupatki NM – Jun 12
  107. Stonewall NM – Jun 24
  108. Petrified Forest NP – Jul 1
  109. Valles Caldera NPres – Jul 2
  110. Bandalier NM – Jul 3
  111. Petroglyph NM – Jul 3
  112. El Malpais NM – Jul 4
  113. El Morro NM – Jul 4
  114. Hohokam Pima NM – Jul 15
  115. Katahdin Woods and Waters NM – Aug 24
  116. Casa Grande Ruins NM – Sep 5
  117. Tumacacori NHP – Oct 10
  118. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NHP – Nov 4
  119. John Muir NHS – Nov 4
  120. Port Chicago Naval Battery NMem – Nov 4
  121. Eugene O’Neill NHS – Nov 5
  122. Yosemite NP – Nov 6
  123. Tonto NM – Nov 27

Other parks I’ve planned visits to later this year

  1. Channel Islands NP
  2. Santa Monica Mountains NRA
  3. Joshua Tree NP
  4. Chiricahua NM
  5. Fort Bowie NHS
  6. World War II Valor in the Pacific NM
  7. Honouliulu NM
  8. Kalaupapa NHP
  9. Haleakala NP
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