Most Visited National Park: Hike, Fish and Bike this Mystery Destination

After a brief government shutdown, our national parks are open once again. To celebrate the reopening of our national parks, we've chosen a popular national park for this week's mystery destination. Take a look at the photo and read the five clues below. If you know the answer to this mystery destination game, enter the name in the comments below.

  • This national park covers over 522,419 acres, making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. It is the most visited national park in the United States.

  • It was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds.

  • There are 850 miles of hiking trails and unpaved roads located within the park, including seventy miles of the Appalachian Trail.

  • Behind hiking and basic sight seeing, fishing and fly fishing are the next most popular activities in this park. The park's waters have long had a reputation for healthy trout activity as well as challenging fishing terrain. Brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout are all common in this area.

  • Between 8-10 million people visit this national park each year, making it the most visited national park in the country.


National Park Mystery Destination Photos by Miguel Vieira


Do you know it? Too easy? Enter the name of this popular national park in the comments below. Extra points if you've visited this park. When was the last time you were there?

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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