Rachel Wolchin once wrote,

'If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet.'

We should be exploring our world everyday and what better way than to start right in your own backyard? Check out this list of the most beautiful state parks in America.

1. Giant Springs State Park, Montana

2. Mahoney State Park, Nebraska

3. Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

4. Monadnock State Park, New Hampshire

5. Island Beach State Park, New Jersey

6. City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

7. Harriman State Park, New York

8. Mt. Mitchell State Park, North Carolina

9. Little Missouri State Park, North Dakota

10. Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

11. Beaver's Bend State Park, Oklahoma

12. Valley of the Rogue River State Park, Oregon

13. Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania

14. Arcadia Management Area, Rhode Island

15. Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

16. Custer State Park, South Dakota

17. Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

18. Colorado Bend State Park, Texas

19. Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

20. Mount Ascutney State Park, Vermont

21. Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia

22. Deception Pass State Park, Washington

23. Black Water Falls State Park, West Virginia

24. Devil's Lake State Park, Wisconsin

25. Hot Springs State Park, Wyoming

The United States has been preserving it's greatest examples of biodiversity and natural areas through state parks since 1885.

And I am forever grateful for that.

If you'd like to explore more of the best state parks in America click here.