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National Park RV Stays on Pace With Last Year

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October 3, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

RV stays were up about 1% at the nation’s national parks through August, compared to last year, according to the latest data from the National Park Service.

The findings contrast with an overall 2% decline in all visitation to the parks during the same period.

Total RV stays through Aug. 31 at the 79 parks offering RV accommodations tallied 1,633,752, compared with 1,618,729 in the same period of 2010.

Grand Canyon National Park showed the biggest increase, a whopping 118,498 from 2010. Other big gainers were Gulf Islands National Seashore, up 42,933, and Rocky Mountain National Park, up 6,555.

Showing the biggest decline was Yosemite National Parks, down 31,036, Denali National Park, down 11,878, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, off 10,541.

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