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Park Statistics

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Designations

  • National Park - March, 5, 1980

  • National Biosphere Reserve - 1976

  • National Monument - April 26, 1938

Acreage

  • Gross Area Acres - 249,561

Budget

  • FY 2012 Annual Budget - $7,547,000

  • FY 2011 Annual Budget - $7,579,000

  • FY 2010 Annual Budget - $7,579,000

  • FY 2009 Annual Budget - $7,030,000

  • FY 2008 Annual Budget - $6,767,000

  • FY 2007 Annual Budget - $6,028,000

  • FY 2006 Annual Budget - $5,907,000

  • FY 2005 Annual Budget - $5,833,000

  • FY 2004 Annual Budget - $4,934,000

  • FY 2003 Annual Budget - $4,964,000

  • FY 2002 Annual Budget - $4,958,000

  • FY 2001 Annual Budget - $4,389,000

Visitation

  • Total Recreation Visits

1963

1,200

1964

1,500

1965

1,600

1966

300

1967

15,700

1968

31,000

1969

33,100

1970

32,000

1971

24,400

1972

31,947

1973

44,700

1974

31,000

1975

74,400

1976

92,600

1977

87,200

1978

46,416

1979

82,937

1980

104,574

1981

87,514

1982

172,287

1983

205,024

1984

203,411

1985

164,132

1986

172,913

1987

174,607

1988

168,592

1989

152,662

1990

144,083

1991

149,263

1992

169,181

1993

184,867

1994

175,226

1995

525,882

1996

490,715

1997

488,757

1998

574,270

1999

607,057

2000

482,571

2001

520,428

2002

613,935

2003

585,919

2004

537,716

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

434,107

365,518

360,554

330,395

418,860

275,128

248,365

265,746



Did You Know?

1994 pygmy mammoth excavation, Santa Rosa Island

The world's most complete pygmy mammoth specimen was discovered on Santa Rosa Island in 1994. These miniature mammoths, only four to six feet tall, once roamed island grasslands and forests during the Pleistocene.