Nevada Park Visitors Spend Millions on Visits | Public Spaces
Nearly five million visitors to Nevada’s two national parks spent $190 million in surrounding communities in 2011, according to a national study conducted by Michigan State University.
Per the report, this spending supported 2,377 jobs across the state. Great Basin National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area are included in the study.
To download the report – which provides park-by-park information – visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/products.cfm#MGM and click on Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2011.
Most visitor spending supports jobs in lodging, food, and beverage service (63 percent) followed by recreation and entertainment (17 percent), other retail (11 percent), transportation and fuel (7 percent) and wholesale and manufacturing (2 percent.)