There are great places for landscape photography all over the United States, and here you’ll find a list of the top 5 locations in each state, plus you’ll see a link to where you find even more great locations in each state. The list is broken into a few different pages because of size. Below you’ll find the states starting with A – F, links to the other pages are below:
Little River Canyon
Amazing views from a scenic drive around the canyon rim.
Photo by Alby Headrick / CC BY 2.0
Desoto State Park
100-foot waterfall in beautiful mountain setting.
Photo by Jody Claborn / Public Domain
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Privately-owned nature preserve with 14 miles of hiking trails.
Photo by Rain0975 / CC BY-ND 2.0
Denali National Park
Popular national park with the highest peak in North America.
Photo by skeeze / CC0
Kenai National Park
Glaciers and wildlife in this park that is mostly accessed by boat.
Photo by Meg Doolittle / CC BY-SA 2.0
Wrangell – St. Elias National Park
Beautiful, rugged Alaskan mountain landscape.
Photo by Bryan Petrtyl / CC BY-SA 2.0
The Grand Canyon
Iconic destination that is a must-visit for every landscape photographer.
Photo by Marc Andre
Stunning red rock formations with plenty of hiking trails and amazing views.
Photo by Adam Baker / CC BY 2.0
Petit Jean State Park
Beautiful overlooks and the 100-foot Cedar Falls.
Photo by James Tatum / CC BY 2.0
Buffalo National River
Scenic river with beautiful bluffs and many waterfalls in the area.
Photo by Buffalo Outdoor Center / CC BY-ND 2.0
Yosemite National Park
This iconic destination for landscape photographers is a must-visit.
Photo by Yang Song / CC0
Death Valley National Park
Photo desert, sand dunes, salt flats, canyons, and mountains, but avoid the extremely hot summer months.
Photo by skeeze / CC0
John Muir Wilderness
Snowcapped mountains and picturesque lake make this wilderness area worth the effort. Two major trails lead through it.
Photo by Jeff P / CC BY 2.0
Rocky Mountain National Park
Close to Denver and Boulder, this park offers amazing mountain views that you would expect from Colorado.
Photo by Bryce Bradford / CC BY-ND 2.0
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Stunning, deep canyons make this park unique. The dark shadows of the canyon can be a challenge to photograph.
Photo by David Fulmer / CC BY 2.0
Last Dollar Road
Unpaved road with some of the best mountain views in the state.
Photo by Larry Lamsa / CC BY 2.0
Wadsworth Falls State Park
Picturesque 30-foot waterfall just a short distance outside of Hartford.
Photo by Justin G. Coleman / CC BY-SA 3.0
Sleeping Giant State Park
Rugged mountain landscape outside of Hartford.
Photo by Bob P.B. / CC BY 2.0
Kent Falls State Park
A series of cascading waterfalls that total a 250-foot drop.
Photo by Jaine / CC BY-ND 2.0
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Marshes, streams, and rivers, plus many migratory birds to photograph.
Photo by Tim Williams / CC BY 2.0
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
These swamps and grasslands are also filled with migratory birds at certain times of the year.
Photo by Mike Carlo / CC BY 2.0
Cape Henlopen National Park
Great beach and views of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo by Rob Pongsajapan / CC BY 2.0
Everglades National Park
South Florida wetlands, mangroves, and forests with abundant wildlife.
Photo by S. Cotrell / Public Domain
Big Cypress National Preserve
A 27-mile loop road allows you to see this South Florida landscape.
Photo by Fredlyfish4 / CC BY-SA 4.0
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Mangroves and migratory birds abound at this refuge on Sanibel Island.
Photo by Harold Wagle / CC BY 2.0