Ten Most Visited Parks 2012

Park Visitation Figures

The National Park Service recently released park visitation numbers for 2012. Take a look at the list and see if your favorite park made the top ten.

10 Most Visited Units of the National Park System (2012)


Park Unit
Recreational
Visits
1. Blue Ridge Parkway (NC, VA) 15,205,059
2. Golden Gate National Recreation Area (CA) 14,540,338
3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN, NC) 9,685,829
4. George Washington Memorial Parkway (MD, VA, DC) 7,425,577
5. Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NV, AZ) 6,285,439
6. Lincoln Memorial (DC) 6,191,361
7. Natchez Trace Parkway (MS, AL, TN) 5,560,668
8. Gateway National Recreation Area (NY, NJ) 5,043,863
9. Gulf Islands National Seashore (FL, MS) 4,973,462
10. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA, NJ) 4,970,802

 

10 Most Visited National Parks (2012)


National Park
Recreational
Park Visits
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (TN, NC) 9,685,829
2. Grand Canyon National Park (AZ) 4,421,352
3. Yosemite National Park (CA) 3,853,404
4. Yellowstone National Park (WY, MT, ID) 3,447,729
5. Rocky Mountain National Park (CO) 3,229,617
6. Zion National Park (UT) 2,973,607
7. Olympic National Park (WA) 2,824,908
8. Grand Teton National Park (WY) 2,705,256
9. Acadia National Park (ME) 2,431,052
10. Cuyahoga Valley National Park (OH) 2,299,722

Source: National Park Service

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