Thousands Of People Visit These National Parks, But Never Realize Just How Deadly They Are
Since the National Parks System was established in 1916, countless visitors have benefited from the breathtaking natural beauty of our country. In the grand scheme, this system is a safe and wondrous one. From the deep gorges of the Grand Canyon to the soft rolling hills of the Shenandoah, there’s no limit to the wonders that will be carefully preserved for years to come. With great beauty comes great responsibility, though, especially when it comes to safety. There have been many tragic and devastating instances where the natural landscapes were especially unforgiving. The following National Parks have seen some truly grim accidents:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
While these parks may be especially dangerous, they should by no means be missed. The National Parks Service prioritizes the safety of visitors and is a wonderful resource for anyone planning a visit.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.