Special Report

The Most Visited US National Parks in 2020

Source: haveseen / iStock via Getty Images

23. Sequoia
> Recreation visits in 2020: 796,086
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.2%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,097,464 — #24 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.4%
> 5-year change in visits: -27.5%

Source: libre de droit / iStock via Getty Images

22. Death Valley
> Recreation visits in 2020: 820,023
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.2%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,154,843 — #23 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.4%
> 5-year change in visits: -29.0%

Source: LarryKnupp / iStock via Getty Images

21. Badlands
> Recreation visits in 2020: 916,932
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.3%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 989,354 — #26 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.2%
> 5-year change in visits: -7.3%

Source: tomwachs / iStock via Getty Images

20. Capitol Reef
> Recreation visits in 2020: 981,038
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.4%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 941,029 — #27 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.2%
> 5-year change in visits: 4.3%

Source: inercomnps / Flickr

19. New River Gorge
> Recreation visits in 2020: 1,054,374
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.6%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,178,753 — #22 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.5%
> 5-year change in visits: -10.6%

Source: westernlandscapes / Flickr

18. Mount Rainier
> Recreation visits in 2020: 1,160,754
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.7%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,237,231 — #20 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.5%
> 5-year change in visits: -6.2%

17. Arches
> Recreation visits in 2020: 1,238,083
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 1.8%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,399,247 — #18 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.7%
> 5-year change in visits: -11.5%

Source: zrfphoto / iStock via Getty Images

16. Hot Springs
> Recreation visits in 2020: 1,348,215
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 2.0%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,418,162 — #17 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.8%
> 5-year change in visits: -4.9%

Source: LordRunar / E+ via Getty Images

15. Bryce Canyon
> Recreation visits in 2020: 1,464,655
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 2.2%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,745,804 — #14 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 2.2%
> 5-year change in visits: -16.1%

Source: beklaus / E+ via Getty Images

14. Shenandoah
> Recreation visits in 2020: 1,666,265
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2020: 2.5%
> Recreation visits in 2015: 1,321,873 — #19 out of 63
> Share of all NP recreation visits in 2015: 1.7%
> 5-year change in visits: 26.1%