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32 National Park Trivia Questions

Welcome, adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike, to a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and fascinating histories of our beloved National Parks

As we lace up our hiking boots and prepare to embark on this virtual expedition, let’s dive into the world of National Park trivia. These natural wonders, scattered across the United States, are not just playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts but also repositories of awe-inspiring beauty and captivating stories. 

So, grab your binoculars, pack your sense of wonder, and get ready to test your knowledge as we explore some intriguing trivia about these iconic preserves of wilderness and wonder. 

National Park Trivia Questions

  1. Which U.S. National Park is the largest by area, and how many millions of acres does it encompass?

  2. Name the national park that is home to the world’s largest tree by volume and specify the name of the tree.

  3. What is the name of the national park that spans three states, known for its geothermal features and which states does it cover?

  4. Identify the national park that was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, located in the state of Virginia.

  5. What national park is known as the first underwater park in the U.S., and what is its primary attraction?

  6. Name the only national park in the Northern Hemisphere where tropical rainforest extends all the way to the sea, including the name of the country it is located in.

  7. Which national park contains North America’s highest mountain, and what is the height of the mountain?

  8. Identify the national park that features the longest cave system in the world, including the name of the cave system.

  9. What is the name of the national park that was established to protect the largest intact caldera in the world, and in which country is it located?

  10. Name the national park that has the distinction of being the most visited in the U.S., and how many visitors it approximately receives annually.

  11. Which national park is recognized as the oldest national park in the world, and in what year was it established?

  12. Name the national park that is famous for having the deepest lake in the United States, and provide the depth of the lake.

  13. Identify the national park that was once a battleground of the Nez Perce War in 1877 and is named after a U.S. President.

  14. Which national park in Africa is renowned for hosting the annual wildebeest migration, and in which country is it located?

  15. What is the name of the national park that encompasses the largest island in a freshwater lake in the U.S., and what lake is it in?

  16. Name the national park that is known for the largest gypsum sand dune field in the world, and in which state it is located.

  17. Identify the national park that houses over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the name of its most famous arch.

  18. Which national park in South America is famous for its towering granite peaks and is part of a larger biosphere reserve?

  19. What is the name of the national park that contains the historic site of the first atomic bomb test, and in which state is it located?

  20. Name the only national park in Europe that lies below sea level, including the country it is located in.

  21. Identify the national park known for having the longest reef system in the Western Hemisphere and in which country it is found.

  22. Which national park is situated on an island once used as a federal prison and includes one of the most notorious penitentiaries in American history?

  23. Name the national park that features the tallest dunes in North America, and specify the height of the tallest dune.

  24. What is the name of the national park that encompasses the remnants of a supervolcano and is known for its dramatic landscapes and hot springs?

  25. Identify the national park located within the Arctic Circle that is known for its diverse wildlife and vast wilderness areas.

  26. Which national park in Australia is famed for its ancient rock formations and Aboriginal cultural sites, including a monolith that was renamed to respect indigenous culture?

  27. Name the national park that has a valley often referred to as the “Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes,” and in which state it is located.

  28. What is the name of the national park that is primarily known for its underwater shipwrecks, located in a Great Lake?

  29. Identify the national park that features the continental United States’ only tropical rainforest.

  30. Which national park in India is renowned for its Bengal tiger population and was once a royal hunting ground?

  31. Name the national park that contains the world’s highest navigable lake and specify the lake’s name.

  32. What is the name of the national park that includes the largest brick fortress in the Americas, and in which country is it located?

Answers

  1. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, encompassing over 13 million acres.

  2. Sequoia National Park, home to the General Sherman Tree.

  3. Yellowstone National Park, covering parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

  4. Shenandoah National Park.

  5. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, primarily known for its coral reefs.

  6. Corcovado National Park, located in Costa Rica.

  7. Denali National Park and Preserve, with Denali (Mount McKinley) standing at 20,310 feet.

  8. Mammoth Cave National Park, featuring the Mammoth Cave System.

  9. Yellowstone National Park, located in the United States.

  10. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, receiving approximately 12 million visitors annually.

  11. Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872.

  12. Crater Lake National Park, with a depth of 1,949 feet.

  13. Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

  14. Serengeti National Park, located in Tanzania.

  15. Isle Royale National Park, in Lake Superior.

  16. White Sands National Park, located in New Mexico.

  17. Arches National Park, with Delicate Arch being the most famous.

  18. Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.

  19. White Sands National Park, New Mexico (Note: The Trinity Site is actually near but not within the park’s boundaries. This question might be misleading as the Trinity Site is not in a national park but is managed by the U.S. National Park Service as a historic site).

  20. The Netherlands’ National Park Nieuw Land, below sea level.

  21. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, located in Belize.

  22. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Alcatraz Island.

  23. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, with the tallest dune rising about 750 feet.

  24. Yellowstone National Park.

  25. Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

  26. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock).

  27. Katmai National Park and Preserve, located in Alaska.

  28. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in Lake Huron.

  29. El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico (though not designated as a “national park,” it’s a national forest with similar significance).

  30. Ranthambore National Park.

  31. Lake Titicaca National Reservation, featuring Lake Titicaca (though technically, the national parks around Lake Titicaca are more often referred to as natural areas or reserves rather than national parks).

  32. Morro Castle in San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico (while not a national park in the traditional sense, this historic site is managed by the National Park Service).
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