Explore the Top 9 National Parks for Volcanoes


Join us as we explore the top 9 of them and see how volcanoes shaped the landscape and the culture of these amazing places.

Yellowstone is famous for its geysers, hot springs, and wildlife, but it also sits on a massive supervolcano that erupted 640,000 years ago. 

Yellowstone National Park


Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park showcases two of the world’s most active volcanoes: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park


Crater Lake is the result of a massive volcanic eruption that collapsed Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago. 

Crater Lake National Park


Mount Rainier is an active volcano that rises 14,410 feet above sea level. It has 25 glaciers that cover 35 square miles of its surface. 

Mount Rainier National Park


Lassen Volcanic National Park features all four types of volcanoes: shield, composite, cinder cone, and plug dome.

Lassen Volcanic National Park


Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people and destroying 230 square miles of forest.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument


El Malpais means “the badlands” in Spanish, and it refers to the rugged lava flows that cover the area.

El Malpais National Monument


Bandelier National Monument is located in the Jemez Mountains, which are volcanic in origin.

Bandelier National Monument


Devil’s Tower is a striking rock formation that rises 867 feet from the surrounding plains.

Devil’s Tower National Monument


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