Coastal National Parks

The National Park Service manages nearly 400 units in the National Park System. Ninety-seven of these areas contain coastlines. Some units border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans or the Gulf of Mexico; others are inland places with large bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes. Even some arid, land-locked regions in the Southwest host coastlines because of the large reservoirs within their boundaries.

 

National Parks

Biscayne National Park
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Cabrillo National Monument
Canaveral National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Channel Islands National Park
De Soto National Memorial
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park
Fire Island National Seashore
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Gateway National Recreation Area
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Haleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Isle Royale National Park
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Katmai National Park and Preserve
Kenai Fjords National Park
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Lake Clark National Park and Preseve
National Park of American Samoa
Olympic National Park
Padre Island National Seashore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Redwood National Park
San Juan Island National Historical Park
San Juan National Historic Site
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Sitka National Historical Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
Virgin Islands National Park
Voyageurs National Park
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

 

Links

Introduction to Coastal Geology

Coastal National Parks

Coastal Processes

Coastal Materials

Coastal Environments

Challenge Your Understanding

 

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