Which State Has The Highest Percentage of Forest Cover?

Which state has the most forest land in the US, and which have made protecting evergreen wildlife a priority? Interestingly, there’s a pretty big gap between the two! The most forested state by far is Maine at 89% forest coverage, whereas the home to the largest national park in the US is Alaska. The Last Frontier is home to seven of the 10 largest US national park areas in size, with the largest being Wrangell-St. Elias. Which state has the most trees? It’s hard to say, since all trees have different sizes, but Maine is the most likely contender, with its relatively smaller pines. Its nickname is the Pine Tree State, after all, and its forest cover may relate to the fact that it’s the least densely populated state on the East Coast. While Maine is the state with the most trees, many others low on the list, like California, have made forest protection a priority. Check out our map to see more info besides which state has the largest area under forest. 


Which state has the most national parks? What is the largest national park? If you find yourself asking these questions about the national parks in the United States, check out the map below! Surprisingly the majority of the largest parks are in Alaska. This is most likely due to the fact that it was one of the last territories to become a state and its low population. How many state parks and national parks have you visited?


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