National Park Tourism Creates $29 Million in Economic Benefit

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,532,339 visitors to national parks in Oklahoma spent $29,700,000 in the state in 2021. That spending resulted in 292 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $29,000,000. The national parks in Oklahoma are: • Chickasaw National Recreation Area • Fort Smith National Historic Site • Oklahoma City National Memorial • Santa Fe National Historic Trail • Trail Of Tears National Historic Site • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists at the National Park Service and the…

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