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Category Elimination - US National Parks

In each group, name any US National Park which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any park which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
Inspired by this quiz and with assistance from the illustrious Stewart
# = the number of possible parks
Park-and-Preserve combinations in the lower 48 are counted as though all of both were part of a single unit
Answers must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by MiracleMax
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Last updated: September 12, 2022
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First submittedMay 28, 2019
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Category
50
West of the Mississippi
32
With a maximum elevation less than 10,000 feet
16
Without the letter "i" in its name
3
On the Colorado River
1
Not in Utah
Grand Canyon
 
 
 
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Category
38
With a maximum elevation over 6,000 feet
26
Beginning with a letter A-M
8
Not in the lower 48
3
With only one word in its name
1
Containing the highest point in its state
Denali
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Category
36
Smaller than 250,000 acres (390 square miles)
19
In a state or territory beginning with a letter A-M
10
Visited by fewer than 500,000 people in 2018
3
Located entirely on islands
1
Touching the Atlantic Ocean
Dry Tortugas
 
 
 
#
Category
46
Not touching an ocean
28
With exactly two words in its name
12
East of the Continental Divide
4
Designated in the 21st century
1
Containing territory both east and west of the Mississippi
Gateway Arch
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Level 83
May 28, 2019
Are there any maps that show the portion of the Gateway Arch National Park on the east side of the Mississippi River? I see a news release that says legislation authorized the acquisition of 100 acres on the east bank, but I can't find any indication that it was actually acquired.
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Level 74
May 28, 2019
https://www.nps.gov/maps/tools/npmap-builder/map/ is a map hosted and updated by the NPS with boundaries of all NPS-managed sites. It shows the full Gateway Arch map. Alternatively, Gateway Arch was merely a redesignation of the Jefferson Expansion National Memorial, for which maps should be more readily available.
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2021
https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/maps.htm

These are also very detailed maps but I don't see it in illinois

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Level 68
May 28, 2019
Wow! A fantastic variation on my Category Elimination series, I'm impressed :)
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Level 55
May 29, 2019
Spectacular quiz!
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Level 63
Dec 4, 2019
What does it mean the Arch was designated in the 21st century?
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Level 74
Dec 4, 2019
The arch and the park that surrounds it was declared to be one of the 61 flagship National Parks in 2018. Previously, it was a National Memorial, though it was and remains under the jurisdiction of the National Parks Service.
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Level 82
Dec 9, 2019
Dry Tortugas is in the Gulf of Mexico. Are we counting that as "touching the Atlantic"?
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Level 74
Dec 9, 2019
Yes. I believe it is standard operating procedure on Jetpunk to count marginal seas as part of the oceans to which they are attached.
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Level 80
Dec 16, 2019
I'd like to see this as a series! Nominated.
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Level 75
Dec 17, 2019
Nice variation, however it would have been an advantage if you had stated that the answers were all National Parks in the USA
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Level 70
Oct 26, 2020
Yep. Kosciuszko National Park in Australia meets all the criteria for the blue group, except for being in the US, which isn't stated.
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Level 68
Dec 19, 2019
Gateway Arch is a national park? Never heard of that! Learn something new every day! :)
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Level 31
Feb 25, 2020
Acadia/Bar Harbor should be added
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Level 74
Mar 10, 2020
Nominated
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Level 57
Jul 19, 2020
Scroll mode for mobile please...
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Level 71
Oct 6, 2020
Can ya put Tortugas as a type in please because I missed that one because I forgot to put in the Dry lol.
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Level 70
Oct 6, 2020
Thanks for the quiz.

I think Isle Royale needs to be added to line 4 of the red section (upper right): it's 207 sq. mi., in Michigan, is entirely an island cluster and its waterways, and is the least-visited NP in the lower 48 with around 18,500 annually.

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Level 74
Oct 6, 2020
This is based on total area administered by the national park, not just land area. That makes Isle Royale almost 900 square miles.
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Level 66
Nov 27, 2020
This would be great if I knew more than the two Ys (Yosemite and Yellowstone) XD
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Level 57
Jan 8, 2021
I would love to see more national park quizzes feature. Nominated and 5 stars. :)
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Level 82
Mar 25, 2021
great concept! frankly I think you could limit it to five minutes as 8 was way too much time. Love national park quizzes!
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2021
Yay 20/20 great quiz
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Level 42
Sep 21, 2021
Can I do Brazilian National Parks version? :)
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Level 74
Sep 21, 2021
Please do! I know embarrassingly little about Brazilian national parks. I can only name Lencois Maranhenses, Amazonia, and Iguacu. But I'd love to learn more if someone wanted to put together such a quiz.
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Level 71
Oct 23, 2021
Nominated :)
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Level 72
Oct 27, 2021
Awesome quiz! Fun & Challenging!
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Level 73
Sep 11, 2022
I’m not sure exactly how you’re defining the continental divide, but I believe that Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands are east of it according to all the maps I can find. White Sands would actually work for all but the last one in the green category.
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2022
Thank you. I may have forgotten which direction is east when I updated this quiz to include White Sands.