Social Distancing, Naturally
America’s national parks continue to be some of the nation’s biggest tourist draws. Recreational visits were up 25.3% system-wide in 2021, according to the National Park Service, as 2020’s park closures lapsed and visitors eager for fresh air returned. The surge in visitors hasn’t been without its downsides, though, with some of the most popular parks dealing with overcrowding and all of the problems that come with it. Here are the 15 parks that drew the most visitors last year, including a few names you might not expect.