Quantcast

National park visitors contribute millions to Montana economy - KBZK.com | Continuous News | Bozeman, Montana

National park visitors contribute millions to Montana economy

Posted: Updated:
Bison jam on Swan Lake Flat in May 2016. (YNP/Jim Peaco photo) Bison jam on Swan Lake Flat in May 2016. (YNP/Jim Peaco photo)
BOZEMAN -

A new report released today by Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke shows national park visitors contributed more than $500 million to Montana's economy last year.  

In 2016 National Park visitors spent  $547.8 million up from $478.3 million in 2015.  

The largest chunk of money was spent on hotels, followed by restaurants.  Park visitation is also responsible for 9,500 jobs in Montana last year.

Nationwide 331 million park visitors spent an estimated $18.4 billion.  View the report here

Top Trending Videos

WEATHER
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Belgrade subdivision residents not happy with proposed developments

    Belgrade subdivision residents not happy with proposed developments

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:53:48 GMT

    Homeowners in a  subdivision in Belgrade have recently discovered the plans for the vacant lots in their neighborhood. A new proposal for Ryen Glenn Estates has many homeowners concerned as it calls for multi-family housing in a neighborhood that they thought would only be single family. 

    Homeowners in a  subdivision in Belgrade have recently discovered the plans for the vacant lots in their neighborhood. A new proposal for Ryen Glenn Estates has many homeowners concerned as it calls for multi-family housing in a neighborhood that they thought would only be single family. 

  • Body of missing man located in Hebgen Lake

    Body of missing man located in Hebgen Lake

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-06-23 17:57:31 GMT
    Scene of search from Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Hebgen Lake (MTN News photo)Scene of search from Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Hebgen Lake (MTN News photo)

    The body of a missing man on the Madison Arm of Hebgen lake has been located according to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. The 68-year-old man from Burbank, Calif. Was located Friday underwater approximately 300 feet from the shore of Hebgen Lake

    The body of a missing man on the Madison Arm of Hebgen lake has been located according to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. The 68-year-old man from Burbank, Calif. Was located Friday underwater approximately 300 feet from the shore of Hebgen Lake

  • 5 Romanian nationals arrested by US Border Patrol in Whitefish

    5 Romanian nationals arrested by US Border Patrol in Whitefish

    Saturday, June 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-06-24 04:12:09 GMT
    (MTN News photo)(MTN News photo)

    US Border Patrol agents from the Whitefish Station arrested five Romanian nationals, who were illegally present in the United States, on Tuesday.

    US Border Patrol agents from the Whitefish Station arrested five Romanian nationals, who were illegally present in the United States, on Tuesday.

Powered by Frankly

© KBZK.com 2017, KBZK.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?