The 13 most visited national parks in 2021, including the Cuyahoga Valley

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GATLINBURG, Tennessee – More than 14 million people visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2021, a new record, making it by far the most visited national park in the United States

The second most popular park, Zion National Park in Utah, attracted half as many visitors but also set a record – with 5 million visitors in 2021.

Here is a list of the most visited national parks in 2021, a year that has seen many parks set attendance records, likely due to increased interest in outdoor activities due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina, 14.1 million, up from 12.1 million in 2020, also a record.

2. Zion, Utah, 5 million

3. Yellowstone, Wyoming, 4.9 million

4. Grand Canyon, Arizona, 4.5 million

5. Rocky Mountain, Colorado, 4.4 million

6. Acadie, Maine, 4 million

7. Grand Teton, Wyoming, 3.9 million

8. Yosemite, CA, 3.3 million

9. Indiana Dunes, Indiana, 3.2 million

10. Glacier, Montana, 3.1 million

11. Joshua Tree, Calif., 3.1 million

12. Olympic, Washington, 2.7 million

13. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio, 2.6 million

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