The Most Visited National Parks in the US

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53. Great Basin, Nevada
> Recreational visits, 2021: 144,875 (or 0.16% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Ancient bristlecone pine groves, the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak

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52. Congaree, South Carolina
> Recreational visits, 2021: 215,181 (or 0.23% of all NP visits)
> Known for: The largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the country

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51. Denali, Alaska
> Recreational visits, 2021: 229,521 (or 0.25% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Six million acres of wild land, divided by one ribbon of road

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50. Voyageurs, Minnesota
> Recreational visits, 2021: 243,042 (or 0.26% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Forests, waterways and island-dotted Rainy, Kabetogama and Namakan lakes

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49. Guadalupe Mountains, Texas
> Recreational visits, 2021: 243,291 (or 0.26% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Canyons, desert and dunes, night skies

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48. Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
> Recreational visits, 2021: 308,910 (or 0.33% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Being home to some of the steepest cliffs and oldest rock formations on the continent

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47. Channel Islands, California
> Recreational visits, 2021: 319,252 (or 0.35% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth

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46. Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
> Recreational visits, 2021: 323,999 (or 0.35% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Coral reefs, forests, white sand beaches, and sea turtles

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45. Pinnacles, California
> Recreational visits, 2021: 348,857 (or 0.38% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Formed some 23 million years ago when multiple volcanoes erupted

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44. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
> Recreational visits, 2021: 349,244 (or 0.38% of all NP visits)
> Known for: Having at least 199 caves – of all sizes

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