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12.16: National Parks Associated With Coastlines and Coastal Processes

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    National Parks Associated With Coastlines and Coastal Processes

    Acadia National Park, ME - 1
    Assateague Island National Seashore, MD, VA - 2
    Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, AK - 3
    Biscayne National Park, FL - 4
    Cabrillo National Monument, CA - 5
    Canaveral National Seashore, FL - 6
    Cape Cod National Seashore, MA - 7
    Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC - 8
    Cape Krusentern National Monument, AK - 9
    Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC - 10
    Channel Islands National Park, CA - 11
    Chesapeake Bay, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV - 12
    Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA - 13
    Dry Tortugas National Park, FL - 14
    Fire Island National Seashore, NY - 15
    Gateway National Recreation Area, NY, NJ - 16
    Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA - 17
    Gulf Island National Seashore, FL, MS - 18
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI - 19
    Indiana Dunes National Park, IN - 20
    Mississippi Gulf National Heritage Area, MS - 21
    National Park of American Samoa - 22
    Olympic National Park, WA - 23
    Padre Island National Seashore, TX - 24
    Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI - 25
    Point Reyes National Seashore, CA - 26
    San Juan Island National Historical Park, WA - 27
    Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CA - 28
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI - 29
    Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve, FL - 30
    Virgin Island National Park, VI - 31
    Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, VI - 31
    The coastline of United States has an abundance of national parks. The West Coast is an active plate margin with cliffs and mountain fronts extending to the shoreline (and partly responsible for the incredible scenery of these parks). The parks along East Coast and Gulf Coast are host to sandy beaches and barrier islands and coastal bays, lagoons, and estuaries that are important wildlife habitats. These coastline are also at risk of hurricanes and storms (East and Gulf Coasts). The West Coast has the risk of damaging storms and tsunamis.