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Number of recreational visitors to National Park Service sites from 2008 to 2017 (in millions)

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Number of visitors to National Park Service sites 2008-2017 The statistic depicts the total number of visitors to National Park Service sites from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, a total of 330.88 million people visited sites that are managed by the National Park Service.
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The U.S. National Parks Service was founded in 1916 with the aim of preserving sites of natural and cultural importance. As of 2017, there were over 400 national park sites in the U.S., which include parks, memorials, historical sites and rivers. The total number of visitors to national park sites reached approximately 331 million people in 2017.

Of all the national park sites, Blue Ridge Parkway which runs through North Carolina and Virginia received the second most visits in 2016, accumulating over 15 million. In the same year, the Great Smokey Mountains which straddle the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, ranked as the third most visited national park site. The park received around 11.31 million visits, almost twice as many as the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Visitors to national parks are a valuable asset to the United States. In 2016, visitors to national parks spent around 18.38 billion U.S. dollars. In 2016, the highest share of national park visitor spending was on hotels, motels and B&B’s, which accounted for 31.2 percent. Spending at restaurants and bars was the next largest share at 20.3 percent, with the smallest proportion of spending attributed to camping fees at only 2.5 percent.
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The statistic depicts the total number of visitors to National Park Service sites from 2008 to 2017. In 2017, a total of 330.88 million people visited sites that are managed by the National Park Service.
National Parks - additional information

The U.S. National Parks Service was founded in 1916 with the aim of preserving sites of natural and cultural importance. As of 2017, there were over 400 national park sites in the U.S., which include parks, memorials, historical sites and rivers. The total number of visitors to national park sites reached approximately 331 million people in 2017.

Of all the national park sites, Blue Ridge Parkway which runs through North Carolina and Virginia received the second most visits in 2016, accumulating over 15 million. In the same year, the Great Smokey Mountains which straddle the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, ranked as the third most visited national park site. The park received around 11.31 million visits, almost twice as many as the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Visitors to national parks are a valuable asset to the United States. In 2016, visitors to national parks spent around 18.38 billion U.S. dollars. In 2016, the highest share of national park visitor spending was on hotels, motels and B&B’s, which accounted for 31.2 percent. Spending at restaurants and bars was the next largest share at 20.3 percent, with the smallest proportion of spending attributed to camping fees at only 2.5 percent.
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April 2018
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United States
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2008 to 2017

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