Independence Day Travel, Summer Vacations & National Parks

A lot of us will be traveling this 4th of July holiday turning the Thursday holiday into one that combines Friday, Saturday and Sunday into four days and not one. Some of you will be traveling to one of the nation’s many parks.

Though not everyone travels over the 4th, a huge percentage of us will be taking a summer, or early Fall, vacation. Some of those trips will be to a park or two, or more.

KUHL recently did a report on the safest and least safe of the nation’s national parks. The company says the odds of dying in a national park are quite low at 1 in 664,099. That’s a lot, lot lower than the odds of dying as a pedestrian at 1 in 485, or choking to death on food at 1 in 2,659 or the very fall from a wobbly ladder at 1 in 680.

The leading cause of deaths in national parks is falling. They count for 20% of all deaths. Next up is medical issues at 15.4%. Drowning is 12.9% and motor vehicle crashes account for 11.8.

Men account for a staggering 74.1% of the deaths in national parks.

Most Dangerous

1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 77,878,144

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 165

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 233

Park rangers: 58

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

2. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 1.070,756

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 9

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 50

Park rangers: 10

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

3. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 305,691

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 69

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020:

Park rangers: 11

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

4. North Cascades National Park, Washington

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 408,359

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 24

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 216

Park rangers: 1

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

5. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 1,035,392

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 6

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 11

Park rangers: 2

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

Least Dangerous

1. Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 29,766,575

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 0

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 43

Park rangers: 11

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 14

2. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 9,996,792

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 0

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 7

Park rangers: 10

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

3. Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 166,718

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 0

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 0

Park rangers: 7

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

4. National Park of American Samoa

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 283,818

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 0

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 0

Park rangers: 2

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 0

5. Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Visitors 2007 to 2023: 24,239,225

Total deaths 2007 to 2023: 4

Search & rescue missions 2007 to 2020: 42

Park rangers: 5

24-hour Hospitals within one hour of the park: 3

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