National Parks That Have Grown Most in Popularity Since 1980

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20. Guadalupe Mountains NP
> Change in visits, 1980-2020: 32.9%
> Recreation visits in 1980: 113,825 — 0.21% of all NP recreation visits in 1980
> Recreation visits in 2020: 151,256 — 0.22% of all NP recreation visits in 2020
> Recreation visits in 2019: 188,833 — 0.21% of all NP recreation visits in 2019
> Change in visits, 1980-2019 65.9% — the 21st smallest increase

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19. Lassen Volcanic NP
> Change in visits, 1980-2020: 37.5%
> Recreation visits in 1980: 394,425 — 0.73% of all NP recreation visits in 1980
> Recreation visits in 2020: 542,274 — 0.80% of all NP recreation visits in 2020
> Recreation visits in 2019: 517,039 — 0.57% of all NP recreation visits in 2019
> Change in visits, 1980-2019 31.1% — the 13th smallest increase

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18. Great Smoky Mountains NP
> Change in visits, 1980-2020: 43.3%
> Recreation visits in 1980: 8,440,953 — 15.65% of all NP recreation visits in 1980
> Recreation visits in 2020: 12,095,720 — 17.81% of all NP recreation visits in 2020
> Recreation visits in 2019: 12,547,743 — 13.79% of all NP recreation visits in 2019
> Change in visits, 1980-2019 48.7% — the 17th smallest increase

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17. Crater Lake NP
> Change in visits, 1980-2020: 47.3%
> Recreation visits in 1980: 455,143 — 0.84% of all NP recreation visits in 1980
> Recreation visits in 2020: 670,500 — 0.99% of all NP recreation visits in 2020
> Recreation visits in 2019: 704,512 — 0.77% of all NP recreation visits in 2019
> Change in visits, 1980-2019 54.8% — the 19th smallest increase

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16. Channel Islands NP
> Change in visits, 1980-2020: 60.0%
> Recreation visits in 1980: 104,574 — 0.19% of all NP recreation visits in 1980
> Recreation visits in 2020: 167,290 — 0.25% of all NP recreation visits in 2020
> Recreation visits in 2019: 409,630 — 0.45% of all NP recreation visits in 2019
> Change in visits, 1980-2019 291.7% — the 11th largest increase

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