June 20, 2016 | Number of The Day
Visitors to NJ’s nine national parks

New Jersey’s nine national parks hosted 4.2 million visitors and generated $135.8 million in visitor spending according to the federal Department of Interior’s annual economic report for Fiscal Year 2015. The parks also supported 2,000 jobs and the state economic output came in at $189.1 million.

On a national scale, the DOI reported that the country’s national parks, wildlife refuges, monuments, and other public lands hosted an estimated 443 million recreational visits in 2015, an increase from 423 million the year before. These visits supported $45 billion in economic output and 396,000 jobs.