RELATIVE SIZES OF NPS AREAS (federal acres) AND U.S. STATES, ETC.

LOCATION / ACRES


WEST VIRGINIA / 15,507,840

Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve AK / 11,665,271

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve AK / 8,214,302

MARYLAND / 6,694,400

Noatak National Preserve AK / 6,276,090

VERMONT / 6,152,960

Denali National Park and Preserve AK / 6,028,763

NEW HAMPSHIRE / 5,938,560

MASSACHUSETTS / 5,301,760

NEW JERSEY / 4,983,680

HAWAII / 4,141,440

Katmai National Park and Preserve AK / 4,017,041

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve AK / 3,436,167

Death Valley National Park CA-NV / 3,323,772

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve AK / 3,281,424

CONNECTICUT / 3,211,520

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve AK / 2,537,672

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve AK / 2,183,173

Yellowstone National Park / 2,219,789

PUERTO RICO / 2,198,400

Kobuk Valley National Park AK / 1,669,913

Mojave National Preserve CA / 1,460,304

Lake Mead National Recreation Area AZ-NV / 1,470,328

Everglades National Park and expansion FL / 1,505,934

DELAWARE 1,308,160

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area AZ-UT / 1,239,953

Grand Canyon National Park AZ / 1,180,863

Joshua Tree National Park CA / 768,886

Glacier National Park MT / 1,013,155

Olympic National Park WA / 913,529

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks CA / 865,721

Big Bend National Park TX / 775,279

RHODE ISLAND / 775,680

Yosemite National Park CA / 759,530

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve ID 714,727

Big Cypress National Preserve FL / 648,114

Cape Krusenstern National Monument AK / 649,182

Kenai Fjords National Park AK / 601,839


SOURCES:

National Park Service - Listing of Acreages by Park, 12/31/2003 (http://www2.nature.nps.gov/stats/acrebypark03cy.pdf)
National Geographic Atlas of the World (6th ed., 1990)
Compiled by David Nathanson, March 11, 2004