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10 Least Visited National Parks to Avoid the Crowds

As we all know, National Parks are some of the best places to visit around the country. Don't forget that the National Park Service offers Military free admission with their America The Beautiful Pass (instructions on how to obtain one below).

Click this link here to view all "America the Beautiful" National Park entrance passes for military. Active Duty Military, Gold Star Families, and Veterans are all entitled to a Military America The Beautiful pass - free entry into the National Parks. Visit your nearest federal recreation site to obtain your pass today, or purchase the pass for a small processing fee online.

Check out this article from Outdoors to see what the 10 least visited parks are, so that you can avoid the crowds!

Outdoors ~ "Plenty of national parks see millions of visitors each year. Getting a campsite has become something you need to plan months in advance. Sometimes, you must also make a reservation to get into a park. However, the ten least visited national parks provide an excellent opportunity to explore a new area away from the crowds.

The National Park Service recently released its 2023 numbers, highlighting some of the quietest national parks on the map.

Here’s what you need to know about each destination.

Ten Least Visited National Parks

10. Great Basin National Park

Despite being the tenth least visited national park, Great Basin is not far from some popular destinations. However, sitting in northeast Nevada has kept the park very quiet. Like other western parks, you’ll find endless beauty and a mix of desert and mountain terrain. The park is named for the Great Basin Desert and contains the South Snake Mountains. Caves are also within the park, making endless areas to explore and discover. The park is more or less a four-hour drive from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Great Basin National Park | Image by 12019 from Pixabay

9. Dry Tortugas National Park

On a map, Dry Tortugas doesn’t look too far from the thriving metropolis of Miami. However, to get there, you need to go to the end of the Florida Keys and then take a long ferry ride. The park is fairly quiet. Visitors shouldn’t also expect a lot of hiking. The actual parkland is small. But the true magic of the park can be found underwater. With shipwrecks and abundant marine life, this is a snorkeling paradise. 

Fort Jefferson, Garden Key | National Park Service
Fort Jefferson, Garden Key | National Park Service

8. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Many of the parks on this list will bring you to Alaska. With endless wilderness, you’ll find endless ways to avoid national park crowds at Wrangell-St. Elias. The park is the largest in the National Park Service system. The area is more than 20,000 square miles. The massive park sits between Canada and the Gulf of Alaska. Two roads run through the park, but be prepared. You won’t find places to stop for gas or other needs along the way." ~ Outdoors

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