50 Fun National Parks Trivia Questions For Nature Lovers

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If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably been to a national park or two. But how much do you really know about these treasured places?

For example–did you know that the United States has 62 national parks? These parks are spread out across 27 states and attract millions of visitors each year. And what about national parks outside of the United States? Know anything about those?

If you’re planning a trip to a national park, or just want to learn more about these special places, check out these national park trivia questions and learn some new, fun facts about the natural wonders on our planet.

Are you ready? Let’s test your knowledge with this trivia quiz all about national parks, both within the United States and internationally!

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US National Parks: Trivia Questions

What president signed the act creating the National Parks Service in 1916?

Answer: Woodrow Wilson.

The deepest lake in the US is located within which national park?

Answer: Crater Lake National Park.

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Where is Yosemite National Park located?

Answer: California.

Where is Glacier National park located?

Answer: Montana.

Which of the following states doesn’t have a national park? Maryland, Arkansas, Nevada, or Minnesota?

Answer: Maryland.

Which national park is the most popular park in Alaska, according to NPS visitation numbers? Denali, Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords, or Lake Clark National Park?

Answer: Glacier Bay National Park.

What is the name of the national park in California that is home to the world’s tallest trees?

Answer: Redwood National and State Parks.

What is the name of the national park in Utah that is home to the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches?

Answer: Arches National Park.

What is the name of the national park in Hawaii that is home to the world’s most active volcano?

Answer: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Colorado has four national parks. What are they?

Answer: Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes.

Which US national park was most popular in 2021 at 14.16 million visits?

Answer: Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Fun National Parks Trivia Questions

Which became America’s first national park under a directive from President Ulysses S. Grant?

Answer: Yellowstone National Park.

Which national park is 95 percent underwater? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Biscayne National Park, or Everglades National Park?

Answer: Biscayne National Park.

Which national park is known for its rugged rock formations and contains one of the world’s richest fossil beds, permitting scientists to study the evolution of mammal species such as the horse, rhino, and saber-toothed cat?

Answer: Badlands National Park.

Yellowstone National Park is located in which US state?

Answer: Wyoming.

Which state has the most national parks, with nine in total so far?

Answer: California.

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Which national park, located in Utah, is known for its unique-looking hoodoo structures?

Answer: Bryce Canyon National Park.

Which national park is home to the world’s largest tree by volume?

Answer: Sequoia National Park in California.

Which national park is known for its Angels Landing hike, which tends to freak out people with a fear of heights?

Answer: Zion National Park in Utah.

The North Face’s logo consists of a quarter-circle with two lines running within it. This image is an interpretation of what rock formation within what national park?

Answer: Half Dome, a rock formation in Yosemite National Park.

What causes the blue haze for which Great Smoky Mountains National Park is named?

Answer: A photochemical process where the vapor molecules released by the mountains’ vegetation scatter blue light from the sky.

Which band put out an album called The Joshua Tree in 1987?

Answer: U2.

What national park is home to the longest cave system in the world?

Answer: Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

Name two out of the three national parks in California that the John Muir Trail passes through.

Answer: The JMT passes through Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks.

Olympic National Park - National Parks Quiz

The iconic Hoh Rain Forest is part of which national park in the United States?

Answer: Olympic National Park.

Yosemite National Park was a beautiful inspiration to many artists and photographers, but no one captured images of the park as well as the famous photographer _____. He has become symbolic of Yosemite.

Answer: Ansel Adams.

Who was the only American president to work as a national park ranger?

Answer: Gerald Ford.

The hottest temperature ever recorded on earth, a whopping 134° Fahrenheit (54.4°C), was recorded in 1913 in what national park?

Answer: Death Valley National Park.

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Parts of Star Wars, A New Hope (1977) were filmed inside of a US national park. While George Lucas selected Tunisia as the location for most of the desert and dwelling scenes on Tattooine, many other scenes were filmed in which national park?

Answer: Death Valley National Park.

The Devil’s Garden Trail is an iconic hike in which national park?

Answer: Arches National Park in Utah.

The Rim-To-Rim hike is a bucket list adventure where you’ll get to traverse ~24 miles from one end to reach the other end of which national park?

Answer: Grand Canyon National Park.

Which national park was nicknamed the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast”?

Answer: Acadia National Park.

Opening scenes of The Shining (1980) show Jack Torrance driving up the Going to the Sun Road as well as overhead shots of Mary’s Lake. What national park are these landmarks in?

Answer: Glacier National Park.

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Other than the Grand Canyon National Park, what other national parks reside in Arizona? Please name 1 other.

Answer: Petrified Forest, Saguaro, Organ Pipe Cactus National Parks.

There is a geothermal area called Bumpass Hell, filled with mud pots, fumaroles, and boiling springs, located on the west coast of the USA. What national park is this in?

Answer: Lassen Volcanic National Park.

While Yellowstone National Park lies mostly within Wyoming, it also creeps into which 2 neighboring states?

Answer: Montana and Idaho.

What are the two national parks within the state of Texas?

Answer: Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Of the following parks, which is the largest — Death Valley, Yellowstone, or Grand Canyon?

Answer: Death Valley National Park.

Of the following parks, which is the smallest — Glacier, Yosemite, or Olympic National Park?

Answer: Yosemite National Park.

Which national park is known for its mangroves and sawgrass prairies, as well as provides a habitat for many rare and endangered species like the manatee and the American crocodile?

Answer: Everglades National Park

Which national park is home to the famous Half Dome and El Capitan rock formations?

Answer: Yosemite National Park.


National Parks Around The World: Trivia Questions

Which national park is home to the famous Old Man of Storr rock formation?

Answer: Isle of Skye in Scotland.

In which country can you find Khao Sok National Park and Cheow Lan Lake, a beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by towering limestone cliffs where you can stay overnight in floating bungalows on the lake?

Answer: Thailand.

Which national park is home to the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock)?

Answer: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia.

Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in which European country?

Answer: Croatia.

Serengeti National Park is located in which African country?

Answer: Tanzania.

What is the name of the national park in South Africa that is home to the “Big Five” game animals: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes?

Answer: Kruger National Park.

_____ was created in 1959 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

Answer: Galápagos National Park.

Where is Urewera National Park located?

Answer: New Zealand.

Banff National Park - National Parks Quiz Trivia Questions

Where in the world would you find Banff National Park?

Answer: Alberta, Canada.

What is the name of the national park in Canada that is home to the world’s largest non-polar ice field?

Answer: Jasper National Park.

This is one of the largest national parks in Europe and accounts for 13% of Iceland. A massive glacier covers the majority of the park and offers incredible ice climbing, hiking and snowmobiling. What is this national park?

Answer: Vatnajokull National Park.

Komodo National Park park was originally created to protect its most famous inhabitant, the Komodo Dragon. What country can you find this park in?

Answer: Indonesia.

Although the smallest national park in Italy, ____ is one of the most culturally relevant, featuring five small coastal villages named Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza.

Answer: Cinque Terre National Park.

Where in the world would you find Torres del Paine National Park?

Answer: Chile.

What is the name of the national park in Japan that is home to Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan?

Answer: Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.


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So how did you score on our national parks trivia questions? At the very least, we hope this post has inspired you to plan out your next road trip or adventure to a national park near you!

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Elle is a travel blogger and entertainment publisher by day and a trivia fanatic by night. Her favorite hobbies include hiking mountains, traveling anywhere in the world, watching documentaries, playing bingo, and brushing up on world knowledge through games like Trivial Pursuit.

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