This online scavenger hunt includes clues that will introduce you to several National Parks in the United States. If you want to get excited about exploring some spectacular places, do this hunt before planning your next family vacation. You're sure to get some fun ideas.
Hint: If you are a teacher looking for a class project, divide your class into teams of two, have them complete this scavenger hunt online and then do a report on their favorite National Park!
1. What is the most scenic drive in Glacier National Park? How many miles of hiking trails does the park have?
2. Where is Lassen Volcanic National Park? What Indian groups used to meet in the Lassen area?
3. There are 300 square miles of what mountain range in Shenandoah National Park? What state is this park located in?
4. Who built Acadia National Park's carriage road system? Where is Acadia National Park located?
5. What president signed the bill to establish the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area? When? In what state is this park located?
6. What National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and where is it located?
7. What is the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and what is it's elevation? What are four examples of mammals found in this park?
8. What 8 hour hike in Zion National Park will take you to what is possibly the world's largest freestanding arch? What state is this park in?
9. On which island of Hawai'i can you find Volcanoes National Park? How many acres does this park encompass?
10. What National Park includes the largest collection of peaks over 16,000 feet and the continent's greatest assemblage of glaciers? The second highest peak in the United States is located here. What is it?
1. The Going-to-the-Sun Road. Glacier National Park has over 700 miles of hiking trails.
2. Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in Northern California. Four American Indian groups: Atsugewi, Yana, Yahi and Maidu all met in the Lassen Area.
3. 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains are protected by Shenandoah National Park which is located in Virginia.
4. John D. Rockefeller Jr. built the carriage road system in Acadia National Park which is located in Maine.
5. President Gerald Ford signed the bill to establish Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area in December of 1974 while on a ski holiday. This National Recreation Area is located in Ohio.
6. The Everglades National Park in Florida.
7. Longs Peak at 14,259 feet. Mammals found in Rocky Mountain National Park include: beaver, bighorn sheep, black bear, coyote, elk, marmot, moose, mountain lion, mule deer, pika, snowshoe hare, squirrels and chipmunks.
8. The Kolob Arch Trail. Zion National Park is located in Utah.
9. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is located on the Big Island of Hawai'i and encompasses over 333,000 acres.
10. The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Mt. St. Elias is the second highest peak in the United States (18,008 feet).
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