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What Is A National Park Service Affiliated Site?

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Many areas of historical significance including buildings, battlefields, preserves, and memorials are managed by the National Park Service.

These sites are frequently referred to as “parks.”

National Park Affiliated Sites may be managed or co-managed by the National Park Service administration alongside other government agencies. These areas were designated either by Congress, or the Secretary of Interior.

The National Park Service contributes technical and financial assistance as well as some management of the park depending on the institution.

Types of National Park Service Affiliated Areas

There are 30 different types of National Park Affiliated Areas; each with their own naming designations. Listed below are the abbreviations.

NPS TypeAbbreviation
International Historic SiteIHS
National BattlefieldNB
National Battlefield ParkNBP
National Battlefield SiteNBS
National Historical ParkNHP
National Historical Park & Ecological PreserveNHP & EP
National Historical Park & PreserveNHP & PRES
National Historical ReserveNH RES
National Historic SiteNHS
National LakeshoreNL
National MonumentNM
National Monument & PreserveNM & PRES
National Military ParkNMP
National MemorialN MEM
National ParkNP
National & State ParksN & SP
National Park & PreserveNJP & PRES
National PreserveN PRES
National RiverNR
National Recreation AreaNRA
National Recreational RiverNRR
National River & Recreation AreaNRRA
National ReserveN RES
National SeashoreNS
National Scenic River or RiverwayNSR
National Scenic TrailNST
Scenic & Recreational RiverSRR
Wild RiverWR
Wild & Scenic RiverWSR

List of National Park Service Affiliated Sites

NPS Affiliated SiteTypeState
Birmingham Civil Rights NMAlabama
Freedom Riders NMAlabama
Horseshoe Bend NMPAlabama
Little River Canyon N PRESAlabama
Russell Cave NMPAlabama
Tuskegee Airmen NHSAlabama
Tuskegee Institute NHSAlabama
Alagnak Wild RiverWRAlaska
Aniakchak NMAlaska
Aniakchak NPAlaska
Bering Land Bridge NPAlaska
Cape Krusenstern NMAlaska
Denali NPAlaska
Denali NPAlaska
Gates of the Arctic NPAlaska
Gates of the Arctic N PRESAlaska
Glacier Bay NPAlaska
Glacier Bay N PRESAlaska
Katmai NPAlaska
Katmai N PRESAlaska
Kenai Fjords NPAlaska
Klondike Gold Rush NHPAlaska
Kobuk Valley NPAlaska
Lake Clark NPAlaska
Lake Clark NPAlaska
Noatak NPAlaska
Sitka NHPAlaska
Wrangell-St. Elias NPAlaska
Wrangell-St. Elias N PRESAlaska
Yukon-Charley Rivers N PRESAlaska
 of American SamoaNPAmerican Samoa
Canyon De Chelly NMArizona
Casa Grande Ruins NMArizona
Chiricahua NMArizona
Coronado N MEMArizona
Fort Bowie NHSArizona
Glen Canyon NRAArizona
Grand Canyon NPArizona
Hohokam Pima NMArizona
Hubbell Trading Post NHSArizona
Montezuma Castle NMArizona
Navajo NMArizona
Organ Pipe Cactus NMArizona
Petrified Forest NPArizona
Pipe Spring NMArizona
Saguaro NPArizona
Sunset Crater Volcano NMArizona
Tonto NMArizona
Tumacacori NHPArizona
Tuzigoot NMArizona
Walnut Canyon NMArizona
Wupatki NMArizona
Arkansas Post N MEMArkansas
Buffalo NRAArkansas
Fort Smith NHSArkansas
Hot Springs NPArkansas
Little Rock Central High School NHSArkansas
Pea Ridge NMPArkansas
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home NHSArkansas
Cabrillo NMCalifornia
Castle Mountains NMCalifornia
César E. Chávez NMCalifornia
Channel Islands NPCalifornia
Death Valley NPCalifornia
Devils Postpile NMCalifornia
Eugene O'Neill NHSCalifornia
Fort Point NHSCalifornia
Golden Gate NRACalifornia
John Muir NHSCalifornia
Joshua Tree NPCalifornia
Kings Canyon NPCalifornia
Lassen Volcanic NPCalifornia
Lava Beds NMCalifornia
Manzanar NHSCalifornia
Mojave NPCalifornia
Muir Woods NMCalifornia
Pinnacles NPCalifornia
Point Reyes NSCalifornia
Port Chicago Naval Magazine N MEMCalifornia
Redwood NPCalifornia
Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front NHPCalifornia
San Francisco Maritime NHPCalifornia
Santa Monica Mountains NRACalifornia
Sequoia NPCalifornia
Tule Lake NMCalifornia
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity NRACalifornia
Yosemite NPCalifornia
Bent's Old Fort NHSColorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NPColorado
Colorado NMColorado
Curecanti NRAColorado
Dinosaur NMColorado
Florissant Fossil Beds NMColorado
Great Sand Dunes NPColorado
Great Sand Dunes N PRESColorado
Hovenweep NMColorado
Mesa Verde NPColorado
Rocky Mountain NPColorado
Sand Creek Massacre NHSColorado
Yucca House NMColorado
Weir Farm NHSConnecticut
First State NHPDelaware
Big Cypress N PRESFlorida
Biscayne NPFlorida
Canaveral NSFlorida
Castillo de San Marcos NMFlorida
De Soto N MEMFlorida
Dry Tortugas NPFlorida
Everglades NPFlorida
Fort Caroline N MEMFlorida
Fort Matanzas NMFlorida
Gulf Islands NSFlorida
TimucuanNHP & EPFlorida
Andersonville NHSGeorgia
Chattahoochee River NRAGeorgia
Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMPGeorgia
Cumberland Island NSGeorgia
Fort Frederica NMGeorgia
Fort Pulaski NMGeorgia
Jimmy Carter NHSGeorgia
Kennesaw MountainNBPGeorgia
Martin Luther King, Jr. NHSGeorgia
Ocmulgee Mounds NHPGeorgia
War in the Pacific NHPGuam
Haleakala NPHawaii
Hawaii Volcanoes NPHawaii
Honouliuli NHSHawaii
Kalaupapa NHPHawaii
Kaloko-Honokohau NHPHawaii
Pearl Harbor N MEMHawaii
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau NHPHawaii
Pu'ukohola Heiau NHSHawaii
City of Rocks NR Idaho
Craters of the Moon NMIdaho
Craters of the Moon NPIdaho
Hagerman Fossil Beds NMIdaho
Minidoka NHSIdaho
Nez Perce NHPIdaho
Lincoln Home NHSIllinois
Pullman NMIllinois
George Rogers Clark NHPIndiana
Indiana Dunes NPIndiana
Lincoln Boyhood N MEMIndiana
Effigy Mounds NMIowa
Herbert Hoover NHSIowa
Brown v. Board of Education NHSKansas
Fort Larned NHSKansas
Fort Scott NHSKansas
Nicodemus NHSKansas
Tallgrass Prairie N PRESKansas
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHPKentucky
Camp Nelson Heritage NMKentucky
Cumberland Gap NHPKentucky
Mammoth Cave NPKentucky
Mill Springs Battlefield NMKentucky
Cane River Creole NHPLouisiana
Jean LafitteNHP & PRESLouisiana
New Orleans Jazz NHPLouisiana
Poverty Point NMLouisiana
Acadia NPMaine
Appalachian NSTMaine - Georgia
Katahdin Woods and Waters NMMaine
Saint Croix IslandIHSMaine
Antietam NB Maryland
Assateague Island NSMaryland
Catoctin Mountain ParkMaryland
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHPMaryland
Washington DC
Clara Barton NHSMaryland
Fort McHenryNMMaryland
Fort Washington ParkMaryland
Greenbelt ParkMaryland
Hampton NHSMaryland
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad NHPMaryland
Monocacy NBMaryland
Piscataway ParkMaryland
Potomac Heritage NSTMaryland
Thomas Stone NHSMaryland
Adams NHPMassachusetts
Boston African American NHSMassachusetts
Boston Harbor Islands NRAMassachusetts
Boston NHPMassachusetts
Cape Cod NSMassachusetts
Frederick Law Olmsted NHSMassachusetts
John F. Kennedy NHSMassachusetts
Longfellow HouseNHSMassachusetts
Lowell NHPMassachusetts
Minute Man NHPMassachusetts
New Bedford Whaling NHPMassachusetts
Salem Maritime NHSMassachusetts
Saugus Iron Works NHSMassachusetts
Springfield Armory NHSMassachusetts
Isle Royale NPMichigan
Keweenaw NHPMichigan
Pictured Rocks NLMichigan
River Raisin  ParkNBPMichigan
Sleeping Bear Dunes NLMichigan
Grand Portage NMMinnesota
Mississippi NationalNRRAMinnesota
Pipestone NMMinnesota
Voyageurs NPMinnesota
Brices Cross Roads  SiteNBSMississippi
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home NMMississippi
Natchez NHPMississippi
Natchez Trace PKWYMississippi
Natchez Trace NSTMississippi
Tupelo NBMississippi
Vicksburg NMPMississippi
Gateway Arch NPMissouri
George Washington Carver NMMissouri
Harry S Truman NHSMissouri
Ste. Genevieve NHPMissouri
Ulysses S. Grant NHSMissouri
Wilson's Creek NBMissouri
Big Hole NBMontana
Bighorn Canyon NRAMontana
Glacier NPMontana
Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHSMontana
Little Bighorn Battlefield NMMontana
Agate Fossil Beds NMNebraska
Homestead  of AmericaNMNebraska
Missouri NRR Nebraska
South Dakota
Niobrara NSRNebraska
Scotts Bluff NMNebraska
Great Basin NPNevada
Lake Mead NRANevada
Tule Springs Fossil Beds NMNevada
Saint-Gaudens NHPNew Hampshire
Delaware Water Gap NRANew Jersey
Great Egg HarborSRRNew Jersey
Morristown NHPNew Jersey
Paterson Great Falls NHPNew Jersey
Thomas Edison NHPNew Jersey
Aztec Ruins NMNew Mexico
Bandelier NMNew Mexico
Capulin Volcano NMNew Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns NPNew Mexico
Chaco Culture NHPNew Mexico
El Malpais NMNew Mexico
El Morro NMNew Mexico
Fort Union NMNew Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings NMNew Mexico
Manhattan Project NHPNew Mexico
Pecos NHPNew Mexico
Petroglyph NMNew Mexico
Salinas Pueblo Missions NMNew Mexico
Valles Caldera N PRESNew Mexico
White Sands NPNew Mexico
African Burial Ground NMNew York
Castle Clinton NMNew York
Eleanor Roosevelt NHSNew York
Federal Hall N MEMNew York
Fire Island NSNew York
Fort Stanwix NMNew York
Gateway NRANew York
New Jersey
General Grant N MEMNew York
Governors Island NMNew York
Hamilton Grange N MEMNew York
Harriet Tubman NHPNew York
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHSNew York
Martin Van Buren NHSNew York
Saint Paul's Church NHSNew York
Sagamore Hill NHSNew York
Saratoga NHPNew York
Statue of Liberty NMNew York
New Jersey
Stonewall NMNew York
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHSNew York
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHSNew York
Vanderbilt Mansion NHSNew York
Women's Rights NHPNew York
Blue Ridge PKWYNorth Carolina
Cape Hatteras NSNorth Carolina
Cape Lookout NSNorth Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home NHSNorth Carolina
Fort Raleigh NHSNorth Carolina
Guilford Courthouse NMPNorth Carolina
Moores Creek NBNorth Carolina
Wright Brothers N MEMNorth Carolina
Fort Union Trading Post NHSNorth Dakota
Knife River Indian Villages NHSNorth Dakota
Theodore Roosevelt NPNorth Dakota
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NMOhio
Cuyahoga Valley NPOhio
Dayton Aviation Heritage NHPOhio
First Ladies NHSOhio
Hopewell Culture NHPOhio
James A. Garfield NHSOhio
Perry's VictoryHISOhio
William Howard Taft NHSOhio
Chickasaw NRAOklahoma
Washita Battlefield NHSOklahoma
Crater Lake NPOregon
Lewis and Clark NHPOregon
John Day Fossil Beds NMOregon
Oregon CavesNM & PRESOregon
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHSPennsylvania
Edgar Allan Poe NHSPennsylvania
Eisenhower NHSPennsylvania
Flight 93 N MEMPennsylvania
Fort Necessity NBPennsylvania
Friendship Hill NHSPennsylvania
Gettysburg NMPPennsylvania
Hopewell Furnace NHSPennsylvania
Independence NHPPennsylvania
Johnstown Flood N MEMPennsylvania
Middle Delaware NSRPennsylvania
Steamtown NHSPennsylvania
Thaddeus Kosciuszko N MEMPennsylvania
Upper Delaware SRRPennsylvania
Valley Forge NHPPennsylvania
San Juan NHSPuerto Rico
Blackstone River Valley NHPRhode Island
Roger Williams N MEMRhode Island
Charles Pinckney NHSSouth Carolina
Congaree NPSouth Carolina
Cowpens NBSouth Carolina
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie NHPSouth Carolina
Kings Mountain NMPSouth Carolina
Ninety Six NHSSouth Carolina
Reconstruction Era NHPSouth Carolina
Badlands NPSouth Dakota
Jewel Cave NMSouth Dakota
Minuteman Missile NHSSouth Dakota
Mount Rushmore N MEMSouth Dakota
Wind Cave NPSouth Dakota
Andrew Johnson NHSTennessee
Big South ForkNRRATennessee
Fort Donelson NBTennessee
Great Smoky Mountains NPTennessee
North Carolina
Shiloh NMPTennessee
Stones River NBTennessee
Alibates Flint Quarries NMTexas
Amistad NRATexas
Big Bend NPTexas
Big Thicket N PRESTexas
Chamizal N MEMTexas
Fort Davis NHSTexas
Guadalupe Mountains NPTexas
Lake Meredith NRATexas
Lyndon B. Johnson NHPTexas
Padre Island NSRTexas
Palo Alto Battlefield NHPTexas
Rio GrandeWSRTexas
San Antonio Missions NHPTexas
Waco Mammoth NMTexas
Arches NPUtah
Bryce Canyon NPUtah
Canyonlands NPUtah
Capitol Reef NPUtah
Cedar Breaks NMUtah
Golden Spike NHPUtah
Natural Bridges NMUtah
Rainbow Bridge NMUtah
Timpanogos Cave NMUtah
Zion NPUtah
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHPVermont
Buck Island Reef NMVirgin Islands
Christiansted NHSVirgin Islands
Salt River BayNHP & EPVirgin Islands
Virgin Islands NPVirgin Islands
Virgin Islands Coral Reef NMVirgin Islands
Appomattox Court House NHPVirginia
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee N MEMVirginia
Booker T. Washington NMVirginia
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHPVirginia
Colonial NHPVirginia
Fort Monroe NMVirginia
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania NMPVirginia
George Washington Birthplace NMVirginia
George Washington PKWYVirginia
Washington DC
Maggie L. Walker NHSVirginia
Manassas  ParkNBPVirginia
Petersburg NBVirginia
Prince William Forest ParkVirginia
Richmond  ParkNBPVirginia
Shenandoah NPVirginia
Wolf Trap  for the Performing ArtsVirginia
Ebey's LandingNHRWashington
Fort Vancouver NHSWashington
Lake Chelan NRAWashington
Lake Roosevelt NRAWashington
Mount Rainier NPWashington
North Cascades NPWashington
Olympic NPWashington
Ross Lake NRAWashington
San Juan Island NHPWashington
Whitman Mission NHSWashington
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality NMWashington DC
Carter G. Woodson Home NHSWashington DC
Constitution GardensWashington DC
Dwight D. EisenhowerNMWashington DC
Ford's Theatre NHSWashington DC
Franklin D. RooseveltNMWashington DC
Frederick Douglass NHSWashington DC
Korean War VeteransNMWashington DC
Lincoln NMWashington DC
Lyndon Baines Johnson  Grove on the PotomacWashington DC
Martin Luther King, Jr.NMWashington DC
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHSWashington DC
National Capital ParksWashington DC
National MallWashington DC
Pennsylvania Avenue NHSWashington DC
Rock Creek ParkWashington DC
Theodore Roosevelt IslandWashington DC
Thomas Jefferson N MEMWashington DC
Vietnam Veterans N MEMWashington DC
Washington MonumentNMWashington DC
White House and President's ParkWashington DC
World War I N MEMWashington DC
World War II N MEMWashington DC
Bluestone NSRWest Virginia
Gauley River NRAWest Virginia
Harpers Ferry NHPWest Virginia
New River GorgeNRWest Virginia
Apostle Islands NLWisconsin
Saint Croix wayNSTWisconsin
Devils Tower NMWyoming
Fort Laramie NHSWyoming
Fossil Butte NMWyoming
Grand Teton NPWyoming
John D. Rockefeller  PKWYWyoming
Yellowstone NPWyoming

Keeping Track of Your Visits

One cool way that we like to keep track of all the National Park sites that we’ve visited is through the Passport stamp program.

Each park affiliated with the NPS has a free stamp located in the visitor center. The commemorative stamps include the park name and date of your visit.

Passport To Your National Parks® Stamp Book

Collect cancellations and commemorative stamps from each National Park Site you visit.

Parks are color-coded by region.


Kate is the lead content creator for and has spent over two years living in a camper van conversion. She has traveled through 48 US states and writes about van life, camping and RV living.

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