NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
Size: 1,069 sq mi (17th)
About the size of: São Tomé and Príncipe
Date Established: October 2, 1968 (33rd)
Annual Visitation (2018): 960,968 (26th)
Features: mountains, lakes
Common activities: Hiking, Boating, Backpacking, Mountaineering
North Cascades National Park, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, and Ross Lake National Recreation Area form the North Cascades National Park Complex in Washington (the above statistics reflect the numbers for the three parks combined, which is more reflective of the visitor experience.. This sea of summits has some of the most rugged terrain in the country and has the largest glacial system in the contiguous United States.