Tourism surge in National Parks in Michigan

Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

michganFederal data revealed that tourism to Michigan’s National Park was on a rise.


There was an increase of more than 5 percent at the state national parks from July as mentioned by the National Park Service.


Reports revealed that the Michigan parks had 2.7 million visitors last year and the parks have noticed a record number of visitors over year.


The parks have seen a record number of visitors over the past two years. Reports show Michigan parks had 2.7 million visitors last year. The five parks this year have drawn more than 1.5 million from January through July.


Lauren Blacik, special assistant for the National Park Service Midwest Region said that Michigan has more visitors in 2017 as compared to 2016 and 2016 was a record breaking year.


By the end of July Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior had around 16,000 visitors resulting in a 20 percent increase as compared to the same duration last year.



Merrith Baughman the chief of interpretation and visitor services at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park mentioned that July was the first time when the park had more than half a million visitors in one month.



Black further said that more people are now wanting to explore the national parks and planning vacation. There is a huge increase in enthusiasm and support for the national parks.

According to Ron Olson  the Michigan campground were filling up and the loding sites were 92 percent occupied for the weekend that was more than  1 percent than the Labor Day.

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