The 32 Best State Parks in America

America's 63 national parks may get all the glory and the Ken Burns documentaries, but nearly three times as many people visit the country's 10,234 state parks each year. In total, they span more than 18 million acres across the US—or roughly the size of South Carolina.

Those spaces have always been invaluable, but became even more important over the last year, as borders closed and housebound Americans scrambled to sate their wanderlust. State parks have served as extensions of our own back yards, offering up adventures both large-scale and intimate. And as travel slowly returns, they'll remain alluring entry points to nature, often with fewer crowds than their better-known, big name brethren. Read full travel article here.

State Parks