National Park Service Sets Recreation Visits Record in 2017

The National Park Service (NPS) announced 330,882,751 recreation visits in 2017—almost identical to the record-setting 330,971,689 recreation visits in 2016. While numbers were steady, visitors actually spent more time in parks during their 2017 visits compared to 2016. Increased attendance at parks, 1.5 billion visits in the last five years, also means aging park facilities […]

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National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

It’s time to celebrate! The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. In honor of this amazing year, we have launched an on-going series on America’s National Parks Centennial, dedicated to the enjoyment and beauty of America’s national parks. The Act of March 1, 1872 established Yellowstone National Park as a public park. Following the establishment of […]

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Outdoor Recreation as an Economic Engine

Millions of Americans and Canadians take pleasure in the pursuit of enjoyment in the outdoors. But we rarely consider the economic impact of the outdoor recreation industry on local communities and the entire country. Newly released information from three separate and diverse studies provides a revealing look at the outdoor recreation industry as an economic […]

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