Other than where they get their funding, what are the major differences between a state and national park?
Are there certain standards that I might expect when I go? Are there any perceivable differences when i get there that might give a clue whether it's a state or national park?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The National Park Service is a government agency that manages over 400 national parks, monuments, and trails. National lands encompass other publicly available lands that are run by other government agencies such as the Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Mangement, and the Department of Fish and Game.
State parks are run by individual states -- not by a single agency.