This Is the Least-Visited National Park in America

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve in Alaska is where you can head for some solitude
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2022 4:37 PM CST
Here Are the Least-Visited National Parks
North Cascades National Park in Washington usually isn't packed with visitors.   (Getty/SoisudaS)

Looking to avoid crowds while visiting a national park? A CNN travel story highlights the 15 least-visited parks in the nation, with Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve topping the list. It logs only about 7,000 visits each year, largely because visitors must fly there, instead of driving. No. 2 is remote in a different way: The National Park of American Samoa is on a volcanic island and gets about 8,500 visits a year. As for the rest, parks in Alaska dominate the list. Here are the non-Alaskan entrants in the top 10:

  • No. 4: North Cascades National Park, Washington (17,855 visits)
  • No. 7: Isle Royale National Park, Michigan (25,844)
  • No 9: Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida (83,817)
(Check out the full list.)

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