Which National Park Gets the Most Visitors? Here are all 63 Parks Ranked from 2023


The National Park Service saw another year for the record books in 2023. The agency recently released the numbers from last year, and it shows a steady increase in visitors at most parks, with some setting new records. So, which national park gets the most visitors?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park continues to top the list, but there were plenty of ranking changes from 2022 to 2023.

Take a look at this year’s most visited national parks:

2023 Ranking National Park Number of Visitors 2022 Ranking
1 Great Smoky Mountains 13,297,647 1
2 Grand Canyon 4,733,705 2
3 Zion 4,623,238 3
4 Yellowstone 4,501,382 7
5 Rocky Mountain 4,115,837 4
6 Yosemite 3,897,070 6
7 Acadia 3,879,890 5
8 Grand Teton 3,417,106 12
9 Joshua Tree 3,270,404 8
10 Olympic 2,947,503 14
11 Glacier 2,933,616 10
12 Cuyahoga Valley 2,860,059 9
13 Indiana Dunes 2,765,892 11
14 Hot Springs 2,502,967 13
15 Bryce Canyon 2,461,269 15
16 Gateway Arch 2,422,836 17
17 New River Gorge 1,707,223 18
18 Mount Rainier 1,674,294 16
19 Hawaii Volcanoes 1,620,294 19
20 Shenandoah 1,576,008 21
21 Arches 1,482,045 20
22 Capitol Reef 1,268,861 22
23 Death Valley 1,099,632 25
24 Badlands 1,046,400 27
25 Sagurao 1,010,906 28
26 Sequoia 980,567 24
27 Everglades 810,189 23
28 Canyonlands 800,322 29
29 Haleakala 791,292 26
30 Theodore Roosevelt 746,862 32
31 White Sands 729,096 30
32 Glacier Bay 703,659 36
33 Mammoth Cave 654,450 33
34 Kings Canyon 643,065 34
35 Wind Cave 592,459 35
36 Biscayne 571,242 31
37 Crater Lake 559,976 37
38 Petrified Forest 520,491 39
39 Great Sand Dunes 512,219 41
40 Big Bend 509,129 38
41 Mesa Verde 505,194 40
42 Denali 498,722 44
43 Lassen Volcanic 418,978 43
44 Redwood 409,105 42
45 Carlsbad Caverns 394,121 45
46 Kenai Fjords 387,525 46
47 Black Canyon of the Gunnison 357,069 48
48 Virgin Islands 343,685 53
49 Pinnacles 341,220 49
50 Channel Islands 328,746 47
51 Congaree 250,114 52
52 Guadalupe Mountains 227,340 51
53 Voyageurs 220,825 50
54 Great Basin 143,265 54
55 Dry Tortugas 84,285 55
56 Wrangell-St. Elias 78,305 56
57 North Cascades 40,351 58
58 Katmai 33,763 57
59 Isle Royale 28,965 59
60 Kobuk Valley 17,616 61
61 Lake Clark 16,728 60
62 National Park of American Samoa 12,135 63
63 Gates of the Arctic 11,045 62

As the numbers reveal, the popularity of many parks grew last year. And in some cases, some parks saw huge spikes while others lost a bit of their crowds.

What park did you visit in 2023? What are you looking forward to in 2024?


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