Visitation Numbers

Learn more about visitation statistics collected and reported by the National Park Service, including additional data, reports, and highlights.

10 Most Visited Parks in 2018

The National Park Service celebrated its 102nd anniversay in 2018 encouraging everyone to visit one of the 418 parks nationwide.
Park Recreational Visits
1 Golden Gate National Recreation Area 15,223,697
2 Blue Ridge Parkway 14,690,418
3 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 11,421,200
4 Gateway National Recreation Area 9,243,305
5 Lincoln Memorial 7,804,683
6 Lake Mead National Recreation Area 7,578,958
7 George Washington Memorial Parkway 7,288,623
8 Grand Canyon National Park 6,380,495
9 Natchez Trace Parkway 6,362,439
10 Vietnam Veterans Memorial 4,719,148

10 Most Visited "National Parks" in 2018

Out of the 418 parks in the National Park System, there are 60 with the designation "national park" in 2018.
Park Recreational Visits
1 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 11,421,200
2 Grand Canyon National Park 6,380,495
3 Rocky Mountain National Park 4,590,493
4 Zion National Park 4,320,033
5 Yellowstone National Park 4,115,000
6 Yosemite National Park 4,009,436
7 Acadia National Park 3,537,575
8 Grand Teton National Park 3,491,151
9 Olympic National Park 3,104,455
10 Glacier National Park 2,965,309

Recreation Visits by Year

1904 120,690 1930 3,038,935 1956 53,872,100 1982 244,924,579 2008 274,852,949
1905 140,954 1931 3,217,674 1957 58,220,600 1983 243.619.396 2009 285,579,941
1906 30,569 1932 3,551,885 1958 58,466,800 1984 248.785.509 2010 281,303,769
1907 32,935 1933 3,255,684 1959 62,834,000 1985 263.441.808 2011 278,939,216
1908 42,768 1934 6,095,201 1960 71,586,000 1986 281,094,850 2012 282,765,682
1909 60,899 1935 7,435,659 1961 78,933,900 1987 287,244,998 2013 273,630,895
1910 173,416 1936 11,749,790 1962 88,548,300 1988 282,451,441 2014 292,800,082
1911 194,207 1937 14,838,640 1963 101,959,800 1989 269,399,837 2015 307,247,252
1912 198,334 1938 16,019,483 1964 109,190,300 1990 255,581,467 2016 330,971,689
1913 216,853 1939 15,141,032 1965 118,662,500 1991 267,840,999 2017 330,882,751
1914 209,693 1940 16,410,148 1966 129,282,100 1992 274,694,549 2018 318,211,833
1915 314,299 1941 20,487,633 1967 135,414,200 1993 273,120,925 Total 14,326,829,529
1916 326,506 1942 8,891,495 1968 145,449,500 1994 268,636,169
1917 453,498 1943 6,383,513 1969 159,103,500 1995 269,564,307
1918 436,222 1944 7,723,790 1970 168,135,100 1996 265,796,163
1919 781,178 1945 10,855,548 1971 151,265,400 1997 275,236,335
1920 1,022,091 1946 20,918,012 1972 163,156,569 1998 286,762,265
1921 1,101,697 1947 24,258,527 1973 166,572,300 1999 287,130,879
1922 1,136,949 1948 26,294,795 1974 168,686,500 2000 285,891,275
1923 1,364,024 1949 29,124,837 1975 188,085,700 2001 279,873,926
1924 1,527,999 1950 32,706,172 1976 215,359,800 2002 227,299,880
1925 1,900,499 1951 36,613,178 1977 209,370,600 2003 266,230,290
1926 2,162,640 1952 41,804,313 1978 221,127,705 2004 276,908,337
1927 2,465,058 1953 45,679,754 1979 205,369,795 2005 273,488,751
1928 2,703,753 1954 47,967,800 1980 220,463,211 2006 272,623,980
1929 3,010,912 1955 48,891,000 1981 238,592,669 2007 275,581,547

Last updated: September 23, 2019