Zoning is an effective way to achieve regional planning and construction as well as standardized management. The designation of national parks is a conservation technique employed worldwide, and building national parks is an indispensable part of China’s 13th five-year ecological civilization construction plan. In order to guarantee the sustainable development of national parks, managers usually introduce zoning according to the regional characteristics of the natural ecological system. This approach can control the use of natural resources and land utilization type, alleviate any conflict between different interest groups, and protect the integrity and biodiversity of the natural ecological systems. It thereby provides an institutional guarantee of conservation and recreational use of the parks (Wang, 2000; Liu 2001; Paul et al., 2005). The functional zoning of national parks requires a systematic design to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of natural ecosystems. This is important to enable the national park to protect representative national samples of natural wilderness landscapes and native plants and animals in the ecosystem. The zoning supports various ecological and social service functions, including natural resources and biodiversity protection, as well as the enjoyment of natural landscapes, entertainment and recreation, scientific research and education, and community development (Dearden, 1993; Zhang and Li, 2006; Luo, 2013). In addition, a national park can provide a place in which to carry out scientific research, environmental education, and ecological recreation activities (Chen et al., 2014). A park’s main goal is to protect the integrity of natural ecosystems, biodiversity, and beautiful landscapes to facilitate recreational activities and increase the community’s quality of life.