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?
In 1970 Craters of the Moon became one of the first areas in the National Park System to be designated as a federal Wilderness area. Craters of the Moon contains vast areas where visitors have an opportunity to experience the earth as it was.