What National Park Should You Visit?

Intrepid explorers, get ready to plan your next National Park adventure. Whether you’re looking for a safe, family-friendly park to enjoy or an adrenaline filled trek at one of the most dangerous parks, the team at CocoWeb has an infographic that will help you make travel plans. The team came up with a scoring scale of National Park safety using criteria like number of fatalities, cell service coverage, extreme weather, and presence of dangerous species. Using the scores, they ranked the parks on a list of the safest or the most dangerous.


The Safest (and Most Dangerous) National Parks in the United States

The safest parks have moderate temperatures, little risk of slips and falls, few dangerous animals, and good access for rescue crews and strong cell service. The 10 safest parks are:

  1. Gateway Arch
  2. Indiana Dunes
  3. Mammoth Cave
  4. Petrified Forest
  5. Cuyahoga Valley
  6. Channel Islands
  7. Haleakala
  8. New River Gorge
  9. Congaree
  10. Virgin Islands

The most dangerous parks have a high number of fatal accidents, lots of risk of falls, drowning, or heat exhaustion, dangerous animals, and limited cell service and access for rescue crews. Every park has its risks, and people who enjoy outdoor activities like mountaineering are used to the danger. This list shouldn’t put people off visiting these beautiful parks but encourage them to arrive prepared. The most dangerous parks are:

  1. North Cascades
  2. Lake Clark
  3. Denali
  4. Wrangell-St. Elias
  5. Isle Royale
  6. Gates of the Arctic
  7. Sequoia and Kings Canyon
  8. Grand Teton
  9. Yellowstone
  10. Glacier Bay

These high-risk parks have a few things in common. All of them are in remote locations with limited access to cell service and Wi-Fi.

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