Shenandoah National Park brings $104 million and jobs to region

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

A recent National Park Service report showed that in 2022, 1.4 million visitors went to the Shenandoah National Park and spent $104 million in communities near the park.

The cumulative benefit on the economy totaled $145 million and supported 1,240 jobs.

Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park Pat Kenney said, “Visitors to Shenandoah National come seeking opportunities to learn, recreate, relax, and build community. We recognize that tourism has an effect on the local economy, and we strive to provide an excellent visit experience to inspire visitors to continue to return to the area for generations to come.”

Nationally, the report shows $23.9 billion in direct spending by nearly 312 million visitors supporting 378,000 jobs.

A link to an interactive tool to explore visitor spending, labor income, and other trending data is available here.

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