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Annual Visitors to Death Valley National Park

Updated April 29th, 2022
Death Valley National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States. The number of visitors has been increasing steadily over the past few years, reaching a record high of nearly 3 million in 2016.

Death Valley National Park is one of the most popular National Parks to visit in the United States. In 2019, Death Valley National Park had the most visitors of the most recent years. The temporary decrease in annual visits in 2020 was due to being shutdown at the start of the global pandemnic. The expected total count of visitor in 2022 will be approximately 1.7 million visitors. Gateway Arch National Park and Saguaro National Park are the two National Parks with similar annual count of visitors.

Annual Visitor Counts for Death Valley National Park

Here is the most accurate data for the annual visitaiton counts. These counts come from the official NPS.gov website. Slight innacuracies may exist since counting practices have changed over time.

Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the contiguous United States and is popular for its diverse landscapes. The park covers an area of 3.4 million acres and includes the largest desert in North America. The park is home to many unique geological features, such as the lowest point in North America and the largest salt flat in the world. The park also has a variety of plant and animal life, including the endangered desert tortoise.

The park is popular for its annual visitation. In 2019, Death Valley National Park had the most visitors of the most recent years. In 2020, the park was shutdown at the start of the global pandemic, which resulted in a temporary decrease in annual visits. However, the expected total count of visitors in 2022 will be approximately 1.7 million visitors. Gateway Arch National Park and Saguaro National Park are the two National Parks with similar annual count of visitors.

Annual Visitor Counts for Death Valley National Park
YearCount of Visitors
20211,146,551
2020820,023
20191,740,945
20181,678,660
20171,294,827
20161,296,283
20151,154,843
20141,101,312
2013951,972
2012984,568
2011946,867
2010984,775
2009828,574
2008871,938
2007704,122
2006744,440
2005800,113
2004764,820
2003890,375
2002897,596
20011,014,636
20001,179,094
19991,227,583
19981,177,746
19971,188,212
19961,189,215
19951,109,421
1994971,487
1993998,474
1992869,183
Data last updated on April 28th, 2022. Sourced from irma.nps.gov

How many people visited Death Valley National Park last year?

In 2021 there was a total of 1.1 million visitors to Death Valley National Park.