The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

New Jersey National and State Parks and Recreation

New Jersey has no national parks, but it has 36 State Parks, 13 State Forests, 2 State Airports, 1 State Natural Area, 3 State Wildlife Management Areas, 1 National Historic Site, 1 National Historic Park, 6 National Wildlife Refuges, 1 National Recreation Area, and 2 Wilderness Areas.

State Parks

State Forests

State Airports

State Natural Area

State Wildlife Management Areas


National Historic Site

National Historic Park

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

National Recreation Area

New Jersey Wilderness Areas

There are two wilderness areas in the state of New Jersey.

  • Brigantine Wilderness (map)
  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness