Local Economic Benefits of Idaho's National Parks
Visitors to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve contributed more than $6 million to local economies and supported 96 jobs in 2010 according to a recent report issued by the National Park Service. Statewide visitors to Idaho's 6 national parks contributed more than $20 million to local economies and supported 312 jobs. Nationally visitors to the National Park System contributed more than $31 billion to local economies and supported 258,000 jobs.The entire National Park Service report which includes information on visitor spending by park and by state, is online at:
click Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2010.
For more state-by-state information on national parks and how the National Park Service is working with communities go to www.nps.gov/STATE, for example:
Did You Know?
Vast quantities of water stored by the lava rock aquifer below the Eastern Snake River Plain provides for critical human needs throughout southern Idaho...including those famous potatoes!