Right now, a nationwide “Find Your Park
” centennial campaign spotlights the 401 national parks
, with suggestions about how to best explore them and get involved in stewardship.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the country’s most visited, followed by the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
- Our national parks cost the average U.S. household $2.56 per year – about the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee.
- National parks support almost $27 billion in economic activity annually and provide nearly a quarter-million private jobs. Park gateway communities lost $414 million in tourism revenue during the 16 days of the last government shutdown.
Browse National Park tours and packages in Yosemite
and the Grand Canyon
Originally appeared in Virtuoso Life magazine, January 2015.
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