The National Park Service released a new report showing that 2.5 million visitors came to national parks in Alaska in 2013. Those millions of visitors brought with them money that supports some communities.
Alaska national parks brought in $1.1 billion in economic support to communities across the state. These parks employ 17,000 workers directly and thousands more indirectly. The three most visited parks in the state last year were Klondike Gold Rush at 928,000 visitors, Denali at 530,000 visitors and Glacier Bay at 500,000 visitors.