How Many People Die in the National Parks and How?
Overall, the risk of being injured or killed while visiting a national park is very low, according to the National Park Service. “For example, when looking at fatality rates during the 2007-2013 timeframe, the average rate is 0.57 deaths [per] 1 million visits,” said Jeremy Barnum, public affairs officer at National Park Service. Between 2007 and 2013, in all 59 parks, there were 1,025 fatalities. On average, approximately 160 visitors per year die while visiting national parks.