The National Park Service preserves America’s natural and cultural treasures, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world.

Quick Facts

From the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, America’s national parks and monuments are a major draw for visitors from across the U.S. and around the world. Beyond their natural beauty and historic significance, these sites also contribute heavily to America’s local and national economies. Unfortunately, many of these sites are suffering from a severe maintenance backlog, leaving national parks facilities like campgrounds, roads, restrooms and information centers in dire need of improvements.

U.S. Travel supports adequate maintenance funding for the NPS to ensure that visitors keep coming back to our national parks and monuments—and that local economies stay afloat.

Research, News and Commentary on National Parks

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As the National Parks Reopen, Remember to #RecreateResponsibly

May 22, 2020

The National Park Service is entering its next phase of reopening.

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U.S. Travel Applauds Phased Reopening of National Parks

May 22, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement:

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U.S. Travel Applauds NPS Decision to Withdraw Fee Increase Plans

April 28, 2020

U.S. Travel commends the National Park Service for recognizing the urgent need to eliminate impediments to the travel industry’s recovery.

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