New study by Outforia lists the U.S. most dangerous national parks
Stats and infographics in this post are used with permission. See the full Outforia report here.
As a landscape photographer, I spend a lot of time in parks of all kinds, including national parks. I love a good hike in a beautiful place, but I’m not an extreme outdoorsman nor do I care to stand on a high precipice to capture a risky selfie. My interest is primarily enjoying the outdoors and capturing photographs.
Still, it’s interesting to see where the riskiest parks are and what happens to people there. I live only a few hours from the Great Smoky Mountains, and I am surprised to see it so high on the list of risky parks (number 3). But, according to the report, the major risk in the Smokys is car crash.
Deaths from wild animals are pretty low, but bizarrely, several national parks have reported death by poisoning.
National parks ranked by level of danger
Danger Parks Infographic by Outforia
Thanks for reading.
National Park Service, “Trip Planning Guide“