Best State Parks in America

Put it in park at these state parks

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Created by Airstream - January 13th 2016

There are more than 6,000 state parks in America, and with so many beautiful natural areas to explore, it can be hard to decide where to start. Whether you're a hardcore hiker, a beach bum, or into wildlife watching, there are loads of parks from which to choose. Beautiful beaches, striking deserts, sweeping mountains, lush gorges, rolling prairies and more are among the landscapes that our state parks protect. Here are just a few of America's most notable:

Ricketts Glen State Park
4.3

695 S.R. 487, Benton, PA, US

Ricketts Glen State Park

Starved Rock State Park
4.5

2678 East 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL, US

Starved Rock State Park

Cimarron, NM, US

Cimarron Canyon State Park

Oswald West State Park
3.4

Arch Cape OR, Arch Cape, OR, US

Oswald West State Park

Fort Casey State Park
4.5

Whidbey Island, Coupeville, WA, US

Fort Casey State Park

721 Bannack Rd, Dillon, MT, US

Bannack State Park

Sinks Canyon State Park
4.5

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd, Lander, WY, US

Sinks Canyon State Park

Emerald Bay State Park
3.6

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Emerald Bay State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
4.5

52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA, US

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Na Pali Coast State Park
5.0

5-5190 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, HI, US

Na Pali Coast State Park

'Akaka Falls State Park
4.5

Podstrana Split, Honomu, HI, US

'Akaka Falls State Park

City of Rocks State Park
4.9

327 Highway 61, Faywood, NM, US

City of Rocks State Park

Lake Bistineau State Park
4.2

103 State Park Road, Doyline, LA, US

Lake Bistineau State Park

Lake Lurleen State Park
4.4

13226 Lake Lurleen Road, Coker, AL, US

Lake Lurleen State Park

Buccaneer State Park
3.8

1150 South Beach Boulevard, Waveland, MS, US

Buccaneer State Park

Blue Springs State Park
4.0

Blue Springs Barbour, Blue Springs, AL, US

Blue Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park
4.5

1425 N.E. 58th Ave., Ocala, FL, US

Silver Springs State Park

Huntington Beach State Park
4.5

16148 Ocean HWY, Murrells Inlet, SC, US

Huntington Beach State Park

First Landing State Park
4.5

2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, US

First Landing State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park
4.4

15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE, US

Cape Henlopen State Park

Even though it would take a lifetime to truly experience all of the beauty America has to offer, visiting some of the country's more notable state parks is a great way to begin.

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