Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Working with South Dakota

By The Numbers

Almost every American city and town claims a little bit of the National Park Service. Communities invite us to help them. Together we build trails and playgrounds, return historic buildings to productive use, revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing, protect watersheds, recognize and promote local history, and introduce the next generation to stewardship opportunities. When we combine our expertise and resources we can accomplish great things.

  • 6 National Parks
  • 3,686,711 Visitors to National Parks
  • $312,000,000 Economic Benefit from National Park Tourism
  • $39,935,617 of Land & Water Conservation Fund Appropriated for Projects (since 1965)
  • $2,628,709 in Historic Preservation Grants (since 1969)
  • 20 Certified Local Governments
  • 75,377 Hours Donated by Volunteers
  • 1 Wild & Scenic Rivers Managed by NPS
  • 1 National Trails Administered by NPS
  • 1,371 National Register of Historic Places Listings
  • 16 National Historic Landmarks
  • 13 National Natural Landmarks
  • 148 Places Recorded by Heritage Documentation Programs
  • 741,580 Objects in National Park Museum Collections
  • 714 Archeological Sites in National Parks
  • 1 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
  • 7 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries

These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/2020.

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage