10 Underrated State Parks To Visit In Summer Avoid Crowds

Dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Ecola State Park, Oregon

Hiking trails with waterfalls, rock formations, and caves.

Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

Stunning canyon views and opportunities for whitewater rafting.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Otherworldly landscape of gypsum dunes.

White Sands National Park, New Mexico

Explore the Badlands and learn about the history of the American West.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Descend underground to explore vast cave formations.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Hike, sandboard, or camp among the tallest sand dunes in North America.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado

Hike to the base of this iconic rock formation.

Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Kayak along the colorful sandstone cliffs of Lake Superior.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Hike through the largest old-growth floodplain forest in the southeastern United States.

Congaree National Park, South Carolina