The Most Dangerous National Parks in America

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25. Acadia National Park
>Avg. annual deaths, 2010 to 2020: 0.6 per million visitors
>Total deaths, 2010 to 2020: 19
>Avg. annual visitors, 2010 to 2020: 2,854,154
>Most common cause of death: Tie: Motor vehicle crash; falls (4 fatalities)

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24. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
>Avg. annual deaths, 2010 to 2020: 0.7 per million visitors
>Total deaths, 2010 to 2020: 18
>Avg. annual visitors, 2010 to 2020: 2,297,363
>Most common cause of death: Motor vehicle crash (4 fatalities)

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23. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
>Avg. annual deaths, 2010 to 2020: 0.8 per million visitors
>Total deaths, 2010 to 2020: 92
>Avg. annual visitors, 2010 to 2020: 10,640,108
>Most common cause of death: Motor vehicle crash (37 fatalities)

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22. Indiana Dunes National Park
>Avg. annual deaths, 2010 to 2020: 0.9 per million visitors
>Total deaths, 2010 to 2020: 19
>Avg. annual visitors, 2010 to 2020: 1,890,515
>Most common cause of death: Drowning (16 fatalities)

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21. Olympic National Park
>Avg. annual deaths, 2010 to 2020: 0.9 per million visitors
>Total deaths, 2010 to 2020: 32
>Avg. annual visitors, 2010 to 2020: 3,079,146
>Most common cause of death: Medical/natural death (8 fatalities)

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