National Parks Economic Impacts

Explore National Parks economic impacts from estimated visits, jobs, and labor income created by visitor spending in National Park Service lands.
Updated August 2019 with latest available data. Related Research »

Additional resources and tools and long-term visitation can help you better understand your local economy and the role of protected public lands.

This visualization uses data from the NPS/USGS Visitor Spending Effects report series. View the National Park Service’s data tool and the 2018 visitor spending effects report (PDF). We suggest you use this report as the citation for data presented on this page.

This visualization includes National Park Service Units in the fifty U.S. States and the District of Columbia but not NPS Units in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and other U.S. Territories.