11 Of The Least-Visited National Parks In America That Can’t Be Missed

Fun fact: in the United States, there are more than 400 national park sites scattered throughout the land (423 at the time of this writing), each just begging to be explored. Unfortunately, with so many unique spots on the list of parks to choose from, some are bound to be overlooked as visitors commonly decide to head to the most popular destinations without considering the lesser-known hidden gems. Here are some of our picks for the best little-known national parks in the United States.

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Trust us: when it comes to little-known national parks in the United States, you have so many more to choose from (including others not listed here) that are worth creating an entirely new bucket list for. The United States is a huge place with so many beautiful, underappreciated nooks and crannies that we often take it for granted, especially if we grew up in or near a location considered “scenic” or a “vacation spot” by others. We forget just how gorgeous our own backyard is, and it’s waiting patiently for us to begin exploring as soon as we can.

Address: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska, USA
Address: Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
Address: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado, USA
Address: Voyageurs National Park, Kabetogama Township, MN 56669, USA
Address: Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
Address: North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA
Address: Congaree National Park, South Carolina 29061, USA
Address: Big Bend National Park, TX 79834, USA
Address: Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA
Address: Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, USA
Address: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Cheyenne, OK 73628, USA