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National Parks of the World
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A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are usually located in places which have been largely undeveloped, and often feature areas with exceptional native animals, plants and, biodiversity, or unusual geological features. [Wikipedia article "National park"]
Expanded Description:

Occasionally, national parks are declared in developed areas with the goal of returning the area to resemble its original state as closely as possible. Most national parks have a dual role as offering a refuge for wildlife and as serving as popular tourist areas. [Wikipedia article "National park"]

For a location to qualify to be listed it must:

  1. Be part of a national park system, be it a park, recreation area, monument, etc.
    Examples would include land managed by:
  2. Publicly accessable
  3. Be one of the following features of the park
    See below for a description of each
    • -Entrance
    • -Visitor Center
    • -Plaques/Educational Display
    • -Major Park Feature
    • -Other

Items that will not be included are

Instructions for Posting a National Parks of the World Waymark:

Please include the name of the park in the Waymark name. Use the following guidelines when selecting items from the variables

The type of park
-Nature - primarily for natural features or environment;
-Recreation Area - for recreational activities including motorized vehicles
-Wildlife Refuge - protect and view wildlife
-Historic/Cultural- protect an historic or cultural feature important to the particular nation's identity
-Other - doesn't fit above, additional detail needed.

The type of listing
-Entrance – where people access the park, entry signs, entry fee stations, etc
-Visitor Center – A structure where information about the park is located
-Plaques/Educational Display – A permanent sign or marker describing a feature in the park
-Major Park Feature – Some natural feature, building, location that is one of the main reasons for establishing the park and does not have a plaque/educational display
-Other – Doesn’t fit above. Requires additional description

At least one recent original photo is required.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

A log will require a recent photograph at the coordinates. Some of these locations will be placed for the scenery, so a gpsr will just ruin the picture.

If you don't have a digital camera post a descriptive log.

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Variables:
  • Park Name
  • Historic/Cultural Park
  • Natural Park
  • Recreation Area
  • Wildlife Refuge
  • Other Park Type not listed above
  • Park Website
  • Type of Listing
  • Other Type Detail
  • Fees in Local Currency
  • Dates of Access
  • Hours available
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Bicycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Off-Roading
  • Swimming
  • Snorkling/Scuba
  • Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Other Activities
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National Parks of the WorldMaison du parc des Pyrennees - Laruns, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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[EN] The Pyrénées National Park is located within the French départements of Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. [FR] Le Parc national des Pyrénées est l'un des dix Parcs nationaux de France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/6/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldPoint Park - Lookout Mountain, TN

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Battlefield park, up in the clouds....

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/3/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldFirst State National Historical Park - New Castle, DE

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Delaware's largest National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Delaware

date approved: 9/7/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldVáté písky - Bzenec, Czech republic

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Národní Prírodní památka Váté písky. Natural Monument Váté písky.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davidb11

location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia

date approved: 6/26/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldNational World War II Memorial - Washington, DC

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One of the many national monuments within Washington, DC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 5/22/2019

last visited: 10/3/2019

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National Parks of the WorldNaturschutzgebiet Lüneburger Heide - Egestorf, NS, Deutschland

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Das Naturschutzgebiet Lüneburger Heide ist eines der ältesten und größten Naturschutzgebiete Deutschlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 4/21/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldGulf Islands National Park Reserve - Bennett Bay Unit — Mayne Island, BC

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The Gulf Islands of Canada's West Coast has some of the most spectacular vistas and views. Bennett Bay Unit of the Gulf Island NPR offers the public a great place to relax on a scenic beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/7/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldLincoln Memorial - Washington, DC

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One of the best known monuments in all of Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 4/7/2019

last visited: 7/4/1979

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National Parks of the WorldGulf Islands National Park Reserve - Georgina Point Unit — Mayne Island, BC

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The Gulf Islands of Canada's West Coast has some of the most spectacular vistas and views. Georgina Point Unit of the Gulf Island NPR offers great views of the entrance to Active Pass.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 4/4/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldElk Island National Park - Alberta, Canada

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Not an island surrounded by water, but an "island of conservation" which is one of the most important locations for the reintroduction of bison.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 3/31/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldPonta de São Lourenço - Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal

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Natural reserve in the northeast of Madeira Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal

date approved: 3/30/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldŽdárské vrchy - Czech-Moravian Highlands, Czech Republic

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Ždárské vrchy Protected Landscape Area // Chránená krajinná oblast Ždárské vrchy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Kraj Vysočina, Czechia

date approved: 2/24/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldMonumento Natural de Bandama - Sta. Brígida, Gran Canaria, España

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The Bandama Natural Monument is part of the Tafira Protected Landscape on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 1/30/2019

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldParc national des Îles-de-Boucherville - Boucherville, Québec

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À quelques kilomètres de Montréal, au beau milieu du fleuve Saint-Laurent, 5 petites îles forment le parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. Next to Montreal, in the St-Lawrence River, 5 small island form Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/27/2019

last visited: 6/9/2019

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National Parks of the WorldGreat Falls Park - McLean, VA

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A national park along the Potomac River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/21/2018

last visited: 12/21/2018

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National Parks of the WorldGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway - McLean, VA

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One of the only roads that serve as a national park. The above coordinates are for the western terminus of the GW parkway, at I-495 in McLean, Virginia where the photos were taken. The eastern terminus is Mt. Vernon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/21/2018

last visited: 12/21/2018

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National Parks of the WorldBaltimore-Washington Parkway - Baltimore, MD

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One of the only roads in America that is a national park. The above coordinates are for the entrance sign just south of BWI airport, which is where the park begins.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/14/2018

last visited: 12/14/2018

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National Parks of the WorldFord's Theatre National Historic Site - Washington, DC

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The theater where the 16th president was shot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 9/18/2018

last visited: 9/18/2018

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National Parks of the WorldAppalachian National Scenic Trail - Harpers Ferry, WV

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The Appalachian National Scenic Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine. Harpers Ferry is the unofficial halfway point between the two.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: West Virginia

date approved: 9/11/2018

last visited: 9/11/2018

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National Parks of the WorldOld Post Office Tower - Washington, DC

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The Old Post Office Building in downtown Washington offers incredible views of the nation's capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 9/11/2018

last visited: 9/11/2018

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National Parks of the WorldLower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site - New York, NY

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An odd National Park in Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/3/2018

last visited: 7/3/2018

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National Parks of the WorldGovernors Island National Monument - New York, NY

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A large national park in the middle of New York Harbor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/3/2018

last visited: 7/3/2018

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National Parks of the WorldGeneral Grant National Memorial - New York, NY

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One of a few national park service areas in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/3/2018

last visited: 7/3/2018

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National Parks of the WorldPNSAC - Leiria, Portugal

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This is PNSAC's visitor center, called "Ecoteca".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 6/19/2018

last visited: never

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National Parks of the WorldLe Parc National des Cévennes - Le Rozier (Lozère), France

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[FR] Le parc national des Cévennes est un parc national français créé le 2 septembre 1970. [EN] The Cévennes National Park is located in southern France, in the mountainous area of Cévennes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 6/19/2018

last visited: never

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