Apostle Islands Park Brings in Nearly $36 Million to Economy
Created More than 400 jobs
APOSTLE ISLANDS, Wis.-A new report from the National Park Service, showed that more than 180,000 people visited the Apostle Island National Lakeshore in 2016, generating nearly $36 million in revenue for that community.
The study also showed that more than 450 jobs were created there because of all the tourists the park brings in.
Across the country, the report said that national parks contribute about $18 billion to the U.S. economy, which support about 318,000 jobs.
“Apostle Islands National Lakeshore welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent Bob Krumenaker. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides. We also feature the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning more than $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service, and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.”