Special Report

The Most Visited US National Parks in 2020

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63. Gates of the Arctic
> Recreation visits in 2020: 2,872
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.004%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 10,745 — #62 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.01%
> 5-year change in visits: -73.3%

62. National Park of American Samoa
> Recreation visits in 2020: 4,819
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.007%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 13,892 — #61 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.02%
> 5-year change in visits: -65.3%

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61. Lake Clark
> Recreation visits in 2020: 4,948
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.007%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 17,818 — #60 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.02%
> 5-year change in visits: -72.2%

60. Glacier Bay
> Recreation visits in 2020: 5,748
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.009%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 551,353 — #36 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.7%
> 5-year change in visits: -99.0%

59. Isle Royale
> Recreation visits in 2020: 6,493
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.01%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 18,684 — #59 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.02%
> 5-year change in visits: -65.2%

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58. Kobuk Valley
> Recreation visits in 2020: 11,185
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.02%
> Recreation visits in 2015: N/A — #N/A out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: !Undefined Bookmark, N%
> 5-year change in visits: !Undefined Bookmark, N%

57. Wrangell-St. Elias
> Recreation visits in 2020: 16,655
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.02%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 80,366 — #55 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.1%
> 5-year change in visits: -79.3%

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56. North Cascades
> Recreation visits in 2020: 30,885
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.05%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 20,677 — #58 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.03%
> 5-year change in visits: 49.4%

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55. Dry Tortugas
> Recreation visits in 2020: 48,543
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.1%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 70,862 — #56 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.1%
> 5-year change in visits: -31.5%

54. Katmai
> Recreation visits in 2020: 51,511
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 0.1%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 37,818 — #57 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 0.1%
> 5-year change in visits: 36.2%