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MT: National park visitation generated $34.9 billion in 2016

(April 20, 2017) -- The record attendance at America’s national parks in 2016 generated an estimated $34.9 billion for the U.S. economy, including $547.8 million in Montana, according to the U.S. Department of Interior.

KALISPELL, Mont. — The record attendance at America’s national parks in 2016 generated an estimated $34.9 billion for the U.S. economy, including $547.8 million in Montana, according to the U.S. Department of Interior.

Ryan Zinke, secretary of the interior and former congressman from Montana, on Wednesday announced the sizable economic contribution that emerged from last year’s centennial celebration for the National Park Service.

Read the full story in the Flathead Beacon.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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