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Blue Ridge Parkway visitation tops 14 million in 2018

blue ridge parkwayThe Blue Ridge Parkway welcomed more than 14 million visitors in 2018.

Visitation patterns on the Blue Ridge Parkway confirm that visitors access the Parkway in large numbers when the Parkway is accessible. Weather and maintenance related closures continue to be the primary factor influencing Parkway visitation through the years.

In 2018, Golden Gate National Recreation Area reclaimed the top spot for highest visitation in the National Park System from the Blue Ridge Parkway. These two parks have been trading places at one and two since 1979.

For an in-depth look at 2018 visitation, including individual park figures, please visit the NPS Social Science website.

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