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Olympic National Park Sees Busy Summer During the NPS Centennial Celebration

As America’s National Park Service turned 100 years old this year, hundreds of millions of visitors flocked to our public lands, hoping to enjoy wilderness, recreation and outside exploration. Out in the corner of the Pacific Northwest, Olympic National Park had a busy summer, seeing large number of visitors exploring the rainforests, beaches, ridges, lakes …

Olympic National Park Visitation on Near Record Pace

While the summer weather of 2016 is off to less than a stellar start, the wettest spring on record did little to dampen the enthusiasm for Olympic National Park. Washington State’s most-visited National Park has seen nearly one million visitors in the first five months of 2016. Spurned on by a Centennial Celebration for our …

Washington State’s National Parks Saw 6% of National Park Visitors in 2015

I love data, and I love National parks, so when I can create a post where the two of them go hand in hand, I get extra excited. Earlier this week, the National Park Service released their official totals for National Park visitation. As usual, my January 5th estimations of the 10 Most Popular Parks …

Olympic National Park Saw Over Three Million Visits in 2015

Tucked away in the upper left corner of the contiguous United States, Olympic National Park is one of America’s most popular wilderness destinations. Best known for stunning coastlines, dense rainforests, salmon filled rivers and glaciated summits, the region has brought Nirvana to life twice and forever changed how we view wilderness in America’s public lands.  Consistently …

Yellowstone National Park Sets Visitation Record for 2015

In a year where National Park’s around America saw record numbers of visitors, it should come as no surprise that Yellowstone had an amazing year.  According to a press release, issued by YNP officials, 2015 saw  4,097,710 “visits” to Yellowstone National Park. This number is up an incredible up 16.6% from 2014, which was the previous record. …

Olympic National Park Breaks Three Million Visitors in 2015

For the third straight month, Washington State’s most-visited National Park has seen a decrease in popularity. Despite the drop in visitation through October of 2015, for the year Olympic National Park did break the three million visitor mark for the third consecutive year and the 17th time in park history. While Olympic is a still …

Olympic National Park sees Decrease in Visitation through September

As summer officially ended, visitation numbers in Olympic National Park continued their slowing trend, reflecting a bit of burnout and fatigue from the impact of an endless summer. While the park didn’t quite break the three million visitor mark, seeing 2,950,225 through the first nine months of 2015, the sharp decrease in visitors was not as …

Olympic National Park Visitation Drops 18.41% in August 2015

The numbers for Total Recreation visits through August, 2015 are in, and they come as quite a shock. Despite the long summer and the incredible weather, visitation for Olympic National Park has dropped in August, a usually peak month for tourism. Some say it dropped because of the wildfires and burn bans ruining camping trips. Others …

July, 2015: Yellowstone National Park’s Busiest Month Ever

People love Yellowstone National Park in the summer. July of 2015 is now officially the busiest month in Yellowstone National Park’s history, according to the newest visitation numbers released online. In the 31 days of July, 980,702 entered the park, exploring the geysers, mountains and valleys, while seeing herds of wildlife spread throughout the world’s first …

Olympic National Park’s Staircase and Elwha Regions See Huge Increases in Visitors

Through the first five months of 2015, Olympic National Park visitation is up 3.6%, with 737,085 people exploring the Northwestern-most National Park in the contiguous United States. Olympic has already more than likely seen it’s millionth visitor of the year, as the park draws nearly 400,000 people during the month of June. The increase in attendance is …