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USGS Geology in the Parks

List of National Parks within the Pacific Province

This is an abbreviated list of parks within the Pacific Province that showcase geology. The individual park name is a link to the park's National Park Service page. Pages listed beneath are links to web sites featuring pertinant USGS geologic investigations, geology tours, or publications. To return to the Pacific Province Geology, click here. To return to the clickable map of Geologic Provinces, click here.

Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park - USGS photo from 'CVO website'

Cabrillo National Monument

Channel Islands NP

USGS Nearshore Benthic Habitat Project

Crater Lake NP

Website on the Geology of Crater Lake

2000 Multibeam Sonar Survey of Crater Lake

Cascades Volcano Observatory Crater Lake National Park Page

Crater Lake Fact Sheet

Crater Lake Revealed

Mt. Mazama Ash

Volcano and Earthquake Hazards in the Crater Lake Region, Oregon

An Update of Quaternary Faults of Central and Eastern Oregon

Devils Postpile NM

Geologic History of Devils Postpile

Golden Gate NRA

National Park Support Project - Golden Gate NRA/Point Reyes NS

Geology and Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Area

Rocks and Geology in the San Francisco Bay Region

Hawaii Volcanoes NP

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Kilauea's main updates page for the USGS, contains pictures and movies as well as data.

Joshua Tree NP

Geologic Framework of Joshua Tree National Park

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Porcupine Wash 7.5 minute Quadrangle, Riverside County, Southern California

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Pinto Mountain 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California

Geologic map and digital database of the San Bernardino Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California

Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Conejo Well 7.5 minute Quadrangle, Riverside County, Southern California

Landscape Geochemistry in National Parks - Yellowstone and Joshua Tree NP

Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Kobuk Valley NP

Surficial Geologic Map of the Hughes Quadrangle, Alaska

Lake Chelan NRA

Geologic Map of the Chelan 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangle, Washington

Hydrophilic bacteria at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Hydrophilic bacteria at Lassen Volcanic National Park - USGS photo from Fact Sheet 101-02.

Lassen Volcanic NP

A list of links to Open-File Reports on the geologic history of Lassen Volcanic Region

Cascade Volcano Observatory's Lassen page

Lava Beds NM

Medicine Lake Vicinity: Medicine Lake Caldera; Lava Beds National Monument; Glass Mountain Obsidian Flow and Domes

Selected Caves and Lava-Tube Systems in and near Lava Beds National Monument, California

Geologic Map of Lava Beds National Monument, Northern California

Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park - USGS photo from CVO website.

Mount Rainier NP

Armchair Tour of Mt. Rainier

Volcano Hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington

Volcano Hazards from Mount Rainier, Washington, revised 1998

CVO website about Mt. Rainier

Geologic Information About Mt. Rainier

Pilot Project - Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System

Landslides at Mount Rainier volcano, Washington

Mount Rainier -- Learning to Live with Volcanic Risk

Debris Flow, Debris Avalanche, and Flood Hazards At and Downstream from Mount Rainier, Washington

New Volcano Exhibit at Sunrise Visitor Center, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Field Guide to Hydrothermal Alteration in the White River Altered Area and in the Osceola Mudflow, Washington

Mount Rainier volcano tephra layer

Mount Rainier - Living With Perilous Beauty

New technique identifies weak, altered rocks beneath surface of Mount Rainier

What are Volcano Hazards?

Resources and Hazards of Hydrothermal Systems in Cascades Volcanoes

North Cascades National Park
North Cascades National Park - USGS photo.

Muir Woods National Monument

North Cascades NP

Geologic maps and databases of the North Cascades

Geology of North Cascades National Park

Olympic NP

Assorted Geology Links to info about Olympic National Park

Oregon Caves National Monument

Pinnacles NM

Point Reyes NS

National Park Support Project - Golden Gate NRA/Point Reyes NS

Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore and Vicinity, California: A Digital Database

Geology and Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Area

Rocks and Geology in the San Francisco Bay Region

Redwood National and State Parks

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP

Age dating on world's largest tree

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks - NPS photo.

War in the Pacific NHP

Volcanic History of Northern Pacific Islands

Whiskeytown NRA

USGS CVO Shasta information page

Gigantic Debris Avalanche of Pleistocene Age from Ancestral Mount Shasta Volcano, California, and Debris-Avalanche Hazard Zonation

Mount Shasta - a potentially dangerous volcano based on it's eruptive history?

Cones of Mt. Shasta reveal past eruptions

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