conservation designation used in the United States

This article lists scenic areas in the United States National Park System: national preserves, national recreation areas, national seashores, national lakeshores, national rivers, national wild and scenic rivers, national reserves, and a few miscellaneous protected areas. This designation is for the purposes of this list and should not be confused with the official type of protected area administered primarily by the US Forest Service; see National Scenic Area

Map of National scenic areas in the United States

This article doesn't contain all the natural areas in the National Park System. See also United States national parks and United States national monuments, together constituting the most spectacular destinations in the system, as well as United States national parkways and the National Trails System.

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Assateague Island National Seashore

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  • 13 Allegheny National Recreation Area (USFS), near Warren

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  • 14 Anacostia Park, Anacostia
  • 15 East Potomac Park, Waterfront
  • 16 Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Anacostia
  • 17 Meridian Hill
  • 18 Rock Creek Park (Meridian Hill Park, Old Stone House, Peirce Mill, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway)

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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  • 29 Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (USFS)
  • 30 Prince William Forest Park, Triangle

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  • 42 Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, St. Paul

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  • 50 Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City

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  • 51 Niobrara National Scenic River  
  • 52 Pine Ridge National Recreation Area (USFS)

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Chickasaw National Recreation Area

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Sawtooth National Recreation Area

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  • 60 Rattlesnake National Recreation Area (USFS)

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  • 63 Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (USFS)

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Alcatraz Island

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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

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