8 Beautiful National Parks You Need to See Before You Die

Spending time in nature has many health benefits. It helps reduce negative thinking, transports you to an area where there is no societal influence, calms the mind and body, and boosts vitality levels. From the redwood forests of California to the vast waters of the Great Lakes, there are countless gorgeous areas in America that are filled with natural beauty. However some National Parks are better than others and Afar has taken the time to figure out which eight are the best in the US. If you’re planning a camping, hiking, canoeing, stargazing, and viewing wildlife, you’ve got to visit these National Parks before you die.

  1. Glacier National Park, Montana
  2. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  3. Great Smoky Mountain National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee
  4. Katmai National Park, Alaska
  5. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  6. Yosemite National Park, California
  7. Zion National Park, Utah
  8. Canyonlands National Park, Utah


Camping at one of these parks? You’ll need a study backpack with plenty of pockets to keep essential supplies. 

What’s your favorite natural place to visit?

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