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Which National Park Gets the Most Visitors? Here are all 63 Parks Ranked from 2023

The National Park Service saw another year for the record books in 2023. The agency recently released the numbers from last year, and it shows a steady increase in visitors at most parks, with some setting new records. So, which national park gets the most visitors?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park continues to top the list, but there were plenty of ranking changes from 2022 to 2023.

Take a look at this year’s most visited national parks:

2023 RankingNational ParkNumber of Visitors2022 Ranking
1Great Smoky Mountains13,297,6471
2Grand Canyon4,733,7052
3Zion4,623,2383
4Yellowstone4,501,3827
5Rocky Mountain4,115,8374
6Yosemite3,897,0706
7Acadia3,879,8905
8Grand Teton3,417,10612
9Joshua Tree3,270,4048
10Olympic2,947,50314
11Glacier2,933,61610
12Cuyahoga Valley2,860,0599
13Indiana Dunes2,765,89211
14Hot Springs2,502,96713
15Bryce Canyon2,461,26915
16Gateway Arch2,422,83617
17New River Gorge1,707,22318
18Mount Rainier1,674,29416
19Hawaii Volcanoes1,620,29419
20Shenandoah1,576,00821
21Arches1,482,04520
22Capitol Reef1,268,86122
23Death Valley1,099,63225
24Badlands1,046,40027
25Sagurao1,010,90628
26Sequoia980,56724
27Everglades810,18923
28Canyonlands800,32229
29Haleakala791,29226
30Theodore Roosevelt746,86232
31White Sands729,09630
32Glacier Bay703,65936
33Mammoth Cave654,45033
34Kings Canyon643,06534
35Wind Cave592,45935
36Biscayne571,24231
37Crater Lake559,97637
38Petrified Forest520,49139
39Great Sand Dunes512,21941
40Big Bend509,12938
41Mesa Verde505,19440
42Denali498,72244
43Lassen Volcanic418,97843
44Redwood409,10542
45Carlsbad Caverns394,12145
46Kenai Fjords387,52546
47Black Canyon of the Gunnison357,06948
48Virgin Islands343,68553
49Pinnacles341,22049
50Channel Islands328,74647
51Congaree250,11452
52Guadalupe Mountains227,34051
53Voyageurs220,82550
54Great Basin143,26554
55Dry Tortugas84,28555
56Wrangell-St. Elias78,30556
57North Cascades40,35158
58Katmai33,76357
59Isle Royale28,96559
60Kobuk Valley17,61661
61Lake Clark16,72860
62National Park of American Samoa12,13563
63Gates of the Arctic11,04562

As the numbers reveal, the popularity of many parks grew last year. And in some cases, some parks saw huge spikes while others lost a bit of their crowds.

What park did you visit in 2023? What are you looking forward to in 2024?

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