With so much pent-up demand among overseas travels who want to come to the USA, one wonders if there is any room left this summer? For international visitors to the United States, nothing speaks to meaning of America as much as our national parks.
However, when developing an itinerary that includes a U.S. National Park, be aware that the U.S. National Park Service, be aware that the NPS has oversees 423 units in the United States. Of these, 61 are national parks. The remaining units have around 20 naming designations, and many of these are commonly called “parks.”
The following list, provided by the NPS, gives one an idea of the vast range of NPS units.
For more on the units in the above list, visit here.
The most popular: The following table provides the ten most visited parks in the USA—that is, the ten most visited parks list from the more than 19 naming designations that currently exist.
A couple of interesting notes regarding the data in the above table:
—Nearly 14.9 billion visits have been registered at U.S. national parks and properties since the numbers were first recorded in 1905.
—After reaching 327.5 million visitors at national parks in 2019, the number declined by 27.6 percent last year.