State Parks

A state park is a park or protected area which is managed by the state. They are usually smaller than National Parks. The United States currently has around 2,200 state park units, according to the National Association of State Park Directors. They receive 725 million annual visits combined, compared to the 276 million of the National Parks. The state with the most state parks is California, with 280. To view American State Park Statistics, click here. Since there are so many state parks, we couldn't make profiles for all of them, so below you can find the profiles of the top three state parks in each state, according to the National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States.

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