Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Working with Tennessee

By The Numbers

Almost every American city and town claims a little bit of the National Park Service. Communities invite us to help them. Together we build trails and playgrounds, return historic buildings to productive use, revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing, protect watersheds, recognize and promote local history, and introduce the next generation to stewardship opportunities. When we combine our expertise and resources we can accomplish great things.

  • 12 National Parks
  • 9,248,087 Visitors to National Parks
  • $904,400,000 Economic Benefit from National Park Tourism
  • $997,220,461 of Rehabilitation Projects Stimulated by Tax Incentives (since 1995)
  • $76,774,182 of Land & Water Conservation Fund Appropriated for Projects (since 1965)
  • $37,805,188 in Historic Preservation Grants (since 1969)
  • 42 Certified Local Governments
  • 60 Community Conservation and Recreation Projects (since 1987)
  • 3,474 Acres Transferred by Federal Lands to Parks for Local Parks & Recreation (since 1948)
  • 67,196 Hours Donated by Volunteers
  • 1 National Heritage Areas
  • 1 Wild & Scenic Rivers Managed by NPS
  • 4 National Trails Managed by NPS
  • 2,138 National Register of Historic Places Listings
  • 30 National Historic Landmarks
  • 13 National Natural Landmarks
  • 1 World Heritage Sites
  • 425 Places Recorded by Heritage Documentation Programs
  • 3,415,148 Objects in National Park Museum Collections
  • 1,656 Archeological Sites in National Parks
  • 35 Threatened & Endangered Species in National Parks
  • 4 Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
  • 8 Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries

These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/2018.

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage