Volcanic Parks—Master List

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labe aerial view of cinder cone and surrounding volcanic landscape
An aerial view of the crater on top of the Cinder Cone, with the Painted Dunes to the top left and the Fantastic Lava Beds to the top right. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.

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Introduction

The Volcanic Parks Master List includes units of the National Park System that contain volcanoes or volcanic rocks.

Some parks contain only a single volcano, while others have several volcanic edifices, or are part of a larger volcanic field. Other parks do not contain a volcanic vent or edifice, but have outcroppings of volcanic rocks or deposits of volcanic ash.

Volcanic resources in parks range in age from billion-year-old lava flows to one of the most active volcanoes on Earth in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.


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The NPS Volcano Parks Master List provides information about the age and landform type of volcanic resources in units of the National Park System. It also provides information about whether a park’s volcanic resources are its primary significance, or has high or moderate significance relative to its enabling legislation, park purpose, and fundamental resources and values.

  • Active/Recent—Having historic or prehistoric eruptions that occurred in the Holocene or being otherwise identified as being potentially active even though eruptions have not occurred during the Holocene (for example, in Yellowstone). Volcanoes that have erupted during the last 10,000 years are considered potentially active by volcanologists
  • Young—Having the most recent eruption in the Pleistocene 2.6 Ma-10ka
  • Cenozoic—Having volcanic centers or volcanic rocks that were erupted in the Cenozoic
  • Older—Having volcanic centers or volcanic rocks that were erupted before the Cenozoic

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  • Volcano / Volcanic Center—Parks that contains volcanic vents and/or edifices
  • Volcanic Deposit—Parks that contains only volcanic rocks or other deposits that are distal to the vent that produced them. These parks do not have recognized vents in them
  • Metavolcanic—Parks that contain metavolcanic rocks or volcanic rocks that have been signficantly altered
  • Ash beds / sedimentary—Parks that contain ash beds within sedimentary sequences
Note: Parks containing metavolcanic rocks that have substantially altered so that volcanic structures and textures have been largely obscured have been excluded for the Master List below.
  • Primary—This group of parks have volcanic resources that are of primary significance to the unit:

    • identified as a park significance;
    • listed as a fundamental resource or value; or
    • specifically called-out in their enabling legislation.
  • High—This group of parks have significant volcanic resources, but they are:

    • one of many park significances or fundamental resources or values, or
    • their volcanic resources are not identified in enabling legislation.
    • This list also includes parks which have volcanic resources are mentioned in their foundation document, but where they are evidently secondary to the park's main purpose and significance.
  • Moderate—This group of parks has volcanic resources that are not identified as a park significance or fundamental resource or value, and not identified in the enabling legislation. These resources are still significant as they add to the geodiversity of the park, and are protected by federal laws and regulations as important natural resources within the park system.

Master List of Parks with Volcanic Resources

The Master List currently includes 87 parks with volcanic resources spanning 18 States and 2 Territories.
 

nps volcano parks and features master list
Park NameState(s)AgeLandform Type(s)Resource SignificanceI&M Network

Explore Parks with Volcanic Resources

This list includes both parks with volcanoes and parks with other volcanic landforms.

  1. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  2. Aniakchak National Monument, Alaska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  3. Badlands National Park, South Dakota—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  4. Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  5. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  6. Big Bend National Park, Texas—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  7. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Colorado—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  8. Capitol Reef National Park, Utah—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  9. Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home ] [npshistory.com]

  10. Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  11. Channel Islands National Park, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  12. Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  13. City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  14. Coronado National Monument, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  15. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  16. Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  17. Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  18. Death Valley National Park, California & Nevada—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  19. Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  20. Devils Postpile National Monument, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  21. Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  22. El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  23. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  24. Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  25. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  26. Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  27. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  28. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  29. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  30. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  31. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  32. Great Basin National Park, Nevada—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  33. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  34. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  35. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  36. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  37. John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway—[Network Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  38. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  39. Joshua Tree National Park, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  40. Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawai’i—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  41. Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawai'i—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  42. Katmai National Park, Alaska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  43. Kenai Fjords National Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  44. Keweenaw National Historic Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  45. Kings Canyon National Park, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  46. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  47. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona and Nevada—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  48. Lake Meredith (Yellowstone ash)—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  49. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  50. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  51. Lava Beds National Monument, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  52. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park—[Volcanoes of the Lewis & Clark Trail]

  53. Manhattan Project National Historical Park, NM, WA, &TN—[Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  54. Minidoka Internment National Monument, Idaho—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  55. Mojave National Preserve, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  56. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  57. National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  58. Nez Perce National Historical Park, ID, OR, MT, WA—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  59. North Cascades National Park, Washington—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  60. Olympic National Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  61. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  62. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  63. Petroglyph National Monument , New Mexico—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  64. Pinnacles National Monument, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  65. Pu'uhonau o Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawai'i—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  66. Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site Hawai'i—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  67. Redwood National Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  68. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  69. Saguaro National Park, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  70. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  71. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Wisconsin and Minnesota—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  72. Scotts Bluff National Monument—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  73. Sequoia National Park, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  74. Shenandoah National Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  75. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  76. Theodore Roosevelt National Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  77. Tonto National Monument—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  78. Tule Lake National Monument—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  79. Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  80. Virgin Islands National Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  81. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  82. War in the Pacific National Historical Park—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  83. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  84. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  85. Wupatki National Monument, Arizona—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  86. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  87. Yosemite National Park, California—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

  88. Zion National Park, Utah—[Geodiversity Atlas] [Park Home] [npshistory.com]

Reference

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Last updated: June 17, 2022