Fossil Parks List

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National Park System units with documented paleontological resources include sites where fossils occur in-place in the rock (in situ), in museum collections, and/or within a cultural context.

Alaska

Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Denali National Park and Preserve

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Noatak National Preserve

Sitka National Historical Park

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (AK, CA, HI)

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Alabama

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Natchez Trace Parkway* (AL, MS, TN)

Russell Cave National Monument

Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site

Arkansas

Buffalo National River

Hot Springs National Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Chiricahua National Monument

Coronado National Memorial

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area* (AZ, UT)

Grand Canyon National Park

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site

Lake Mead National Recreation Area* (AZ, NV)

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Navajo National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Parashant National Monument

Petrified Forest National Park

Pipe Spring National Monument

Saguaro National Park

Tonto National Monument

Tumacacori National Historical Park

Tuzigoot National Monument

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Wupatki National Monument

California

Cabrillo National Monumnet

Channel Islands National Park

Death Valley National Park* (CA, NV)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

John Muir National Historic Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Lava Beds National Monument

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Manzanar National Historic Site

Mojave National Preserve

Pinnacles National Monument

Point Reyes National Seashore

Redwoods National Park

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (AK, CA, HI)

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Yosemite National Park

Colorado

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado National Monument

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Dinosaur National Monument* (CO, UT)

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Mesa Verde National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)

Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Washington D.C.

Anacostia Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park* (DC, MD, WV)

Fort Dupont Park

Frederick Douglas National Historic Site

Lincoln Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (DC, MD, PA, VA)

Rock Creek Park

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Washington Monument

White House

Florida

Big Cypress National Preserve

Biscayne National Park

Canaveral National Seashore

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

De Soto National Memorial

Dry Tortugas National Monument

Everglades National Park

Fort Matansas National Monument

Gulf Islands National Seashore* (FL, MS)

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Georgia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Ocmulgee National Monument

Guam

War In the Pacific National Historical Park

Hawaii

Haleakala National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (AK, CA, HI)

Iowa

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Idaho

City of Rocks National Reserve

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Nez Perce National Historical Park* (ID, MT, OR, WA)

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

Yellowstone National Park* (ID, MT, WY)

Illinois

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Indiana

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Kansas

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area* (KY, TN)

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park* (KY, TN, VA)

Mammoth Cave National Park

Massachusetts

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

Cape Cod National Seashore

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Maryland

Antietam National Battlefield

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Assateague Island National Seashore* (MD, VA)

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park* (DC, MD, WV)

Fort Foote Park

Fort Washington Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway* (MD, VA)

Greenbelt Park

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument

Monocacy National Battlefield

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

Piscataway Park

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (DC, MD, PA, VA)

Suitland Parkway

Maine

Acadia National Park

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Michigan

Isle Royale National Park

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Minnesota

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

Voyageurs National Park

Missouri

George Washington Carver National Monument

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Lewis &Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)

Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Mississippi

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

Gulf Islands National Seashore* (FL, MS)

Natchez Trace Parkway* (AL, MS, TN)

Vicksburg National Military Park

Montana

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area* (MT, WY)

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (ND, MT)

Glacier National Park

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Nez Perce National Historical Park* (ID, MT, OR, WA)

Yellowstone National Park* (ID, MT, WY)

Nebraska

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Lewis &Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Niobrara National Scenic River

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada

Death Valley National Park* (CA, NV)

Great Basin National Park

Lake Mead National Recreation Area* (AZ, NV)

Tule Springs National Monument (NV)

New Hampshire

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

New Jersey

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area* (NJ, PA)

Gateway National Recreation Area* (NY, NJ)

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

El Malpais National Monument

El Morro National Monument

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Pecos National Historical Park

Petroglyph National Monument

Salinas Pueblo Mission National Monument

Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)

Valles Caldera National Preserve

White Sands National Monument

New York

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Fire Island National Seashore

Gateway National Recreation Area* (NY, NJ)

Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Sites

Saratoga National Historical Park

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River (NY, PA)

North Carolina

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Blue Ridge Parkway* (NC, VA)

Cape Hattaras National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Great Smoky Mountains National Park* (NC, TN)

North Dakota

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (ND, MT)

Knife River Indian Village National Historic Site

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Oklahoma

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO, KS, MO, NM, OK)

Oregon

Crater Lake National Park

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site* (OR, WA)

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Nez Perce National Historical Park* (ID, MT, OR, WA)

Oregon Caves National Monument

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

Pennsylvania

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area* (NJ, PA)

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Gettysburg National Military Park

Independence National Historical Park

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (DC, MD, PA, VA)

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River (NY, PA)

Valley Forge National Historical Park

South Carolina

Congaree National Park

Fort Sumter National Monument

South Dakota

Badlands National Park

Jewel Cave National Monument

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Missouri National Recreational River

Wind Cave National Park

Tennessee

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area* (KY, TN)

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park* (KY, TN, VA)

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Great Smoky Mountains National Park* (NC, TN)

Natchez Trace Parkway* (AL, MS, TN)

Obed Wild and Scenic River

Shiloh National Military Park

Stone's River National Battlefield

Texas

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Amistad National Recreation Area

Big Bend National Park

Big Thicket National Preserve

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Padre Island National Seashore

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Utah

Arches National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument* (CO, UT)

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area* (AZ, UT)

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Hovenweep National Monument

Natural Bridges National Monument

Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Zion National Park

Vermont

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Assateague Island National Seashore* (MD, VA)

Blue Ridge Parkway* (NC, VA)

Colonial National Historical Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park* (KY, TN, VA)

Fort Monroe National Monument

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Memorial Parkway* (MD, VA)

Manassas National Battlefield Park

Petersburg National Battlefield

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (DC, MD, PA, VA)

Prince William Forest Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Shenandoah National Park

Virgin Islands

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Virgin Islands National Park

Washington

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site* (OR, WA)

Lewis &Clark National Historic Trail* (ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OR, SD, WA)

Mount Rainier National Park

Nez Perce National Historical Park* (ID, MT, OR, WA)

North Cascades National Park

Olympic National Park

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

Saint Croix National Scenic River

West Virginia

Appalachian National Scenic Trail* (CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV)

Bluestone National Scenic River

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park* (DC, MD, WV)

Gauley River National Recreation Area

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

New River Gorge National River

Wyoming

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area* (MT, WY)

Devils Tower National Monument

Fossil Butte National Monument

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Grand Teton National Park

John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway

Oregon National Historic Trail (ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY)

Yellowstone National Park* (ID, MT, WY)