Special Report

Most Popular States for National Park Visits

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15. Georgia
> Total visits to parks in state: 6,335,804
> Most visited park: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (3,256,151 visits)
> State population: 10,711,908

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14. Mississippi
> Total visits to parks in state: 6,642,885
> Most visited park: Natchez Trace Parkway (5,121,078 visits)
> State population: 2,961,279

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13. Maryland
> Total visits to parks in state: 6,675,116
> Most visited park: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (3,803,964 visits)
> State population: 6,177,224

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12. Massachusetts
> Total visits to parks in state: 6,694,799
> Most visited park: Cape Cod National Seashore (4,017,239 visits)
> State population: 7,029,917

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11. Colorado
> Total visits to parks in state: 7,819,152
> Most visited park: Curecanti National Recreation Area (1,043,725 visits)
> State population: 5,773,714

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