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 York National and State Parks and Recreation

New York has no national parks, but it has 100 State Parks, 49 State Forests, 1 State Fish Hatchery, 1 State Wildlife Area, 1 State Wildlife Management Area, 3 National Historic Sites, 1 National Historic Park, 5 National Wildlife Refuges, 1 National Recreation Area, 1 National Seashore and 21 Wilderness Areas.

State Parks

State Forests

State Fish Hatchery

State Wildlife Area

  • State Wildlife Management Area

National Historic Sites

National Historic Park

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

National Recreation Area

National Seashore

New York Wilderness Areas


There are twenty-one wilderness areas in the state of New York, eighteen of them are in Adirondack Park.

  • Wilderness Areas in the Adirondack Park
  • Blue Ridge Wilderness Area
  • Dix Mountain Wilderness Area
  • Five Ponds Wilderness Area
  • Giant Mountain Wilderness Area
  • Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area
  • High Peaks Wilderness Area
  • Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area
  • Jay Mountain Wilderness Area
  • McKenzie Mountain Wilderness Area
  • Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness
  • Pepperbox Wilderness Area
  • Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area
  • Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area
  • Round Lake Wilderness Area
  • Sentinel Range Wilderness Area
  • Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area
  • Silver Lake Wilderness Area
  • West Canada Lake Wilderness Area
  • William C. Whitney Wilderness Area
  • Saint Regis Canoe Area
  • Slide Mountain Wilderness Area