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Our Coastal National Parks

The National Park Service manages nearly 400 units in the National Park System. Ninety-seven of these areas contain coastlines. Some units border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans or the Gulf of Mexico; others are inland places with large bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes. Even some arid, land-locked regions in the Southwest host coastlines because of the large reservoirs within their boundaries.

Explore these national parks by selecting a park or a region.

Southwestern United States Northern Great Plains Southern Great Plains Great Lakes Gulf Coast Mid-Atlantic Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Alaska
War in the Pacific National Historical Park
National Park of American Samoa
American Memorial Park