The purpose of the State of the Park report is to:
- Provide to visitors and the American public a snapshot of the status and trend in the condition of a park's priority resources and values;
- Summarize and communicate complex scientific, scholarly, and park operations factual information and expert opinion using non-technical language and a visual format;
- Highlight park stewardship activities and accomplishments to maintain or improve the State of the Park;
- Identify key issues and challenges facing the park to help inform park management planning.