America’s best idea, the national parks, continue to rise in popularity each year. 2016 saw the third year in a row where attendance to the national parks broke the previous all-time attendance record. Over 330 million visitors enjoyed the 417 national park sites last year, and that number is almost certainly going to increase yet again this year.
With these kinds of attendance numbers, the National Park Service knows now more than ever is time to be a polite, respectful and considerate visitor to national parks. It is our duty to conserve them for others to enjoy.
The start of 2017 National Park Week beginning April 15 and lasting until April 23 is a good excuse to get some simple tips on how to be a better national parks visitor, straight from National Park Service. Get out there and enjoy the national parks.