Special Report

America's Least Popular National Parks

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25. Wind Cave National Park
> Recreation visits in 2021: 709,001
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2021: 0.24% — #28 largest out of 52
> Recreation visits in 2017: 619,924 — #29 most
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2017: 0.19% — #29 most
> 5-year change in visits 14.4% — #19 largest increase

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24. Biscayne National Park
> Recreation visits in 2021: 705,655
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2021: 0.24% — #29 largest out of 52
> Recreation visits in 2017: 446,961 — #34 most
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2017: 0.14% — #34 most
> 5-year change in visits 57.9% — #3 largest increase

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23. Crater Lake National Park
> Recreation visits in 2021: 647,751
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2021: 0.22% — #30 largest out of 52
> Recreation visits in 2017: 711,749 — #25 most
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2017: 0.22% — #25 most
> 5-year change in visits -9.0% — #19 largest decline

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22. Petrified Forest National Park
> Recreation visits in 2021: 590,334
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2021: 0.20% — #31 largest out of 52
> Recreation visits in 2017: 627,757 — #28 most
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2017: 0.19% — #28 most
> 5-year change in visits -6.0% — #22 largest decline

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21. Big Bend National Park
> Recreation visits in 2021: 581,220
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2021: 0.20% — #32 largest out of 52
> Recreation visits in 2017: 440,276 — #35 most
> Share of all National Park recreation visits in 2017: 0.13% — #35 most
> 5-year change in visits 32.0% — #8 largest increase

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