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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National Parks Dashboard

June 26, 2020

A new dashboard that monitors daily unique mobile devices across various points of interest at sample U.S. National Parks and helps track the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Travel Community Praises Passage of National Parks Bill

June 17, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957):

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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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