Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Parks
The National Park System offers spectacular opportunities to experience the beauty and value of America's great waters, from Alaska to the Atlantic, the Gulf Coast to the West Coast, and the Virgin Islands to the Pacific Islands. These 85 parks conserve our nation's landscapes and historic places, both above and below the waves. They include every aspect of our maritime heritage, including wilderness expanses, monuments to singular human endeavors, and memorials to war. These parks also provide unmatched recreational opportunities; people can swim, boat, dive, kayak, fish, and engage in many other aquatic activities across 26 coastal states. Use our ocean and coastal park finder to locate a park near you.