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US NP visitation in 2019 tops 327M; Golden Gate NRA top draw

More than 327 million visitors descended on the National Park System in 2019, a number that is seen as the third-highest single year tally dating to 1904, yet the head count comes at a time when some parks are overcrowded, National Park Service ranks are depleted, and Congress continues to fail to both adequately address year-to-year funding for the parks and attack the roughly $12 billion maintenance backlog.


While Interior Secretary David Bernhardt heralded the head count of 327.5 million as a tribute to the Trump administration's leadership, the cheering belies the troubles facing both the park system and the Park Service.


https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/02/update-national-park-2019-visitation-reaches-more-327-million

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