Photo gallery of national park quiz answers

Hope you enjoyed the quiz. Here is a recap of correct answers with a little more information on each. And stunning photos from Wandering Rose Travels’ own Jim Tobalski. If you got here without taking the quiz, click this link to access the questions and then enjoy this page as your reward.

Which of the following is NOT a national park?

Which of the following is NOT a national park?

Answer: Mount Rushmore. Mount Rushmore is managed by the NPS, but it’s designated as a national memorial. A team of 400 men carved Mount Rushmore in South Dakota between 1927-1941.
Which park was America’s first?

Which park was America’s first?

Answer: Yellowstone National Park, in 1872. Pictured above is Yellowstone’s Castle Geyser.
Which area is NOT a designation in the National Park Service?

Which area is NOT a designation in the National Park Service?

Answer: National Wildlife Refuge. They are designated and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Pictured is a Ruddy Turnstone on the shores of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina.
Which of the following is NOT a threat to the national park?

Which of the following is NOT a threat to the national park?

Answer: Redwood from Sasquatch mating. Despite widespread rumors, Sasquatches mate in private. Laugh if you wish, but we are “believers” at Wandering Rose Travels.
Which national park has the most annual visitors?

Which national park has the most annual visitors?

Answer: Great Smoky Mountains National Park with more than 11 million, two to three times the number of visitors compared to the runner-ups. The park straddles both Tennessee and North Carolina.
Which national park closed its main road to visitor traffic and developed a shuttle bus system to address overcrowding and congestion?

Which national park closed its main road to visitor traffic and developed a shuttle bus system to address overcrowding and congestion?

Answer: Zion National Park. The Zion bus shuttle takes visitors to trailheads such as the world famous “Narrows.”
In what state is Great Sand Dunes National Park located?

In what state is Great Sand Dunes National Park located?

Answer: Colorado. The dunes are impressive in this state better known for its mountain peaks. Great Sand Dunes National Park is 30 square miles with dunes reaching 750 feet.
Why did the Ancestral Pueblo people abandon the cliff communities 800 years ago in the area now designated Mesa Verde National Park, CO?

Why did the Ancestral Pueblo people abandon the cliff communities 800 years ago in the area now designated Mesa Verde National Park, CO?

Answer: No one knows for sure. Experts have theories, but this continues to be a mystery in this park featuring nearly 5,000 archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde park rangers excel at bringing the ruins to life for visitors. Their tours are a must!
Which of these wealthy families played an important role in securing land to create Grand Tetons National Park, WY?

Which of these wealthy families played an important role in securing land to create Grand Tetons National Park, WY?

Rockefellers. However, all four families played important roles in establishing Acadia National Park in Maine. The Rockefeller family purchased 35,000 acres to help protect and enlarge Grand Teton National Park and its wildlife, such as this great elk. In addition, the Rockefellers helped establish Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina/Tennessee.

More resources for national park lovers:

Free photo e-book: Winter in Yellowstone

5 tips to make your national park visit better

National Parks interactive map

Interactive map with all U.S. National Parks

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