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Title: BBNP sets new visitation record in 2017
Post by: RichardM on January 17, 2018, 03:37:34 PM
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Big-Bend-National-Park-reports-busiest-year-ever-12504212.php

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Big Bend National Park had its busiest attendance year on record in 2017, according to park staff.

In 2017 the park welcomed 442,641 visitors, an increase of 14 percent from 2016. March and some of the hottest months were the busiest, according to a release. According to staff, 388,290 visitors came in 2016.
Title: Re: BBNP sets new visitation record in 2017
Post by: House Made of Dawn on January 17, 2018, 03:44:24 PM
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Big-Bend-National-Park-reports-busiest-year-ever-12504212.php

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Big Bend National Park had its busiest attendance year on record in 2017, according to park staff.

In 2017 the park welcomed 442,641 visitors, an increase of 14 percent from 2016. March and some of the hottest months were the busiest, according to a release. According to staff, 388,290 visitors came in 2016.

Well, I did my part.
Title: Re: BBNP sets new visitation record in 2017
Post by: mule ears on January 17, 2018, 03:45:01 PM
From the Park Facebook page it says 402,000.

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Big Bend National Park
January 1 at 9:30am
Happy New Year from all of us in Big Bend National Park! We have had a very busy 2017 here in Big Bend, our biggest visitation year on record with more than 402,000 visitors. Thank you to all of our visitors and friends for helping to protect this park so that we can keep sharing this majestic place for future years. As the sun rises today, we wish you a very happy 2018, and hope that one of your New Years resolutions will be to keep exploring National Parks!
Title: Re: BBNP sets new visitation record in 2017
Post by: mule ears on January 17, 2018, 03:45:45 PM
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Big-Bend-National-Park-reports-busiest-year-ever-12504212.php

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Big Bend National Park had its busiest attendance year on record in 2017, according to park staff.

In 2017 the park welcomed 442,641 visitors, an increase of 14 percent from 2016. March and some of the hottest months were the busiest, according to a release. According to staff, 388,290 visitors came in 2016.

Well, I did my part.

So did I , first time I was in the park twice in one year since 1973  :eusa_dance:
Title: Re: BBNP sets new visitation record in 2017
Post by: Txlj on January 17, 2018, 07:58:30 PM
Great for the park, bad for quite time.

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