2020 Visitor Spending Effects Infographic

Infographic showing national park visitor spending effects, including money spent, jobs supported, and top sectors impacted.

Detailed Description

Information from the 2020 Visitor Spending Effects in National Parks Economics Report:

  • Intro text: "In 2020, visitors secured lodging, bought food, and purchased gear for trips to some of America's most iconic landscapes. Visitor spending effects demonstrate the importance of national parks to the country's economy"
  • Three key figures from the report: "237 million visits made to National Park sites in 2020", "$14.5 billion spent by visitors in communities near parks", and "234,000 jobs supported by visitor spending"
  • Top three sectors impacted by visitor spending: Lodging, with $5 billion spent supporting 43,100 jobs; Restaurants, with $3 billion spent, supporting 45,900 jobs; Gas, with $1.6 billion spent supporting 2,950 jobs. 
  • Map of the United States, titled "423 National Park Sites". Blue Ridge Parkway is denoted on the map, where 14.1 million visitors spent an estimated $1.1 billion. Golden Gate National Recreational Area is also denoted, where 12.4 million visitors spent an estimated $685 million. 
  • Most visited parks in 2020 included Blue Ridge Parkway, Golden Gate National Recreational Area, and the Great Smoky Mountains. 


Image Dimensions: 2982 x 3533

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Location Taken: US