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10 Most Visited Places of the National Park System (2019)

Site Recreation Visits
1. Golden Gate National Recreation Area 15,002,227
2. Blue Ridge Parkway 14,976,085
3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park 12,547,743
4. Gateway National Recreation Area 9,405,622
5. Lincoln Memorial 7,808,182
6. Lake Mead National Recreation Area 7,499,049
7. George Washington Memorial Parkway 7,487,265
8. Natchez Trace Parkway 6,296,041
9. Grand Canyon National Park 5,974,411
10. Gulf Islands National Seashore 5,600,240

10 Most Visited National Parks (2019)

Park Recreation Visits
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park 12,547,743
2. Grand Canyon National Park 5,974,411
3. Rocky Mountain National Park 4,670,053
4. Zion National Park 4,488,268
5. Yosemite National Park 4,422,861
6. Yellowstone National Park 4,020,288
7. Acadia National Park 3,437,286
8. Grand Teton National Park 3,405,614
9. Olympic National Park 3,245,806
10. Glacier National Park 3,049,839

National Park System, Recreation Visits by Year

1904 120,690 1928 2,703,753 1952 41,804,313 1976 215,359,800 2000 285,891,275
1905 140,954 1929 3,010,912 1953 45,679,754 1977 209,370,600 2001 279,873,926
1906 30,569 1930 3,038,935 1954 47,967,800 1978 221,127,705 2002 277,299,880
1907 32,935 1931 3,217,674 1955 48,891,000 1979 205,369,795 2003 266,230,290
1908 42,768 1932 3,551,885 1956 53,872,100 1980 220,463,211 2004 276,908,337
1909 60,899 1933 3,255,684 1957 58,220,600 1981 238,592,669 2005 273,488,751
1910 173,416 1934 6,095,201 1958 58,466,800 1982 244,924,579 2006 272,623,980
1911 194,207 1935 7,435,659 1959 62,834,000 1983 243,619,396 2007 275,581,547
1912 198,334 1936 11,749,790 1960 71,586,000 1984 248,785,509 2008 274,852,949
1913 216,853 1937 14,838,640 1961 78,933,900 1985 263,441,808 2009 285,579,941
1914 209,693 1938 16,019,483 1962 88,548,300 1986 281,094,850 2010 281,303,769
1915 314,299 1939 15,141,032 1963 101,959,800 1987 287,244,998 2011 278,939,216
1916 326,506 1940 16,410,148 1964 109,190,300 1988 282,451,441 2012 282,765,682
1917 453,498 1941 20,487,633 1965 118,662,500 1989 269,399,837 2013 273,630,895
1918 436,222 1942 8,891,495 1966 129,282,100 1990 255,581,467 2014 292,800,082
1919 781,178 1943 6,383,513 1967 135,414,200 1991 267,840,999 2015 307,247,252
1920 1,022,091 1944 7,723,790 1968 145,449,500 1992 274,694,549 2016 330,971,689
1921 1,101,697 1945 10,855,548 1969 159,130,500 1993 273,120,925 2017 330,882,751
1922 1,136,949 1946 20,918,012 1970 168,135,100 1994 268,636,169 2018 318,211,833
1923 1,364,024 1947 24,258,527 1971 151,265,400 1995 269,564,307 2019 327,516,619
1924 1,527,999 1948 26,294,795 1972 163,156,569 1996 265,796,163
1925 1,900,499 1949 29,124,837 1973 166,572,300 1997 275,236,335
1926 2,162,640 1950 32,706,172 1974 168,686,500 1998 286,762,265
1927 2,465,058 1951 36,613,178 1975 188,085,700 1999 287,130,879
Total 14,857,146,230

Last updated: February 27, 2020

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