How to photograph our busy National Parks

Photographing the best locations with the smallest crowds.

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
11,388,893
2. Grand Canyon National Park
6,254,238
3. Zion National Park
4,504,812
4. Rocky Mountain National Park
4,437,215
5. Yosemite National Park
4,366,890
6. Yellowstone National Park
4,116,524
7. Acadia National Park
3,509,271
8. Olympic National Park
3,401,996
9. Grand Teton National Park
3,317,000
10. Glacier National Park
3,305,512
11. Joshua Tree National Park
2,853,619
12. Bryce Canyon National Park
2,571,684
13. Mount Rainier National Park
2,437,800
14. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
2,226,879
15. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
2,016,702
16. Hot Springs National Park
1,561,616
17. Arches National Park
1,539,028
18. Shenandoah National Park
1,458,874
19. Death Valley National Park
1,294,827
20. Sequoia National Park
1,291,256
21. Capitol Reef National Park
1,150,165
22. Haleakala National Park
1,112,390
23. Badlands National Park
1,054,325
24. Everglades National Park
1,018,557
25. Saguaro Forest National Park
964,760
26. Canyonlands National Park
742,271
27. Crater Lake National Park
711,749
28. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
708,003
29. Kings Canyon National Park
692,932
30. Denali National Park
642,809
31. Petrified Forest National Park
627,757
32. Wind Cave National Park
619,924
33. Mesa Verde National Park
613,788
34. Mammoth Cave National Park
587,853
35. Glacier Bay National Park
547,057
36. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
520,026
37. Lassen Volcanic National Park
507,256
38. Great Sand Dunes National Park
486,935
39. Biscayne National Park
446,961
40. Redwood National Park
445,000
41. Big Bend National Park
440,276
42. Channel Islands National Park
383,687
43. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
307,143
44. Virgin Islands National Park
304,408
45. Kenai Fjords National Park
303,598
46. Voyageurs National Park
237,250
47. Pinnacles National Park
233,334
48. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
225,257
49. Great Basin National Park
168,028
50. Congaree National Park
159,595
51. National Park of American Samoa
69,468
52. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
68,292
53. Dry Tortugas National Park
54,281
54. Katmai National Park
37,818
55. North Cascades National Park
30,326
56. Isle Royale National Park
28,196
57. Lake Clark National Park
22,755
58. Kobuk Valley National Park
15,500
59. Gates of the Arctic National Park
11,177