Most Deadly National Parks In America, Did Montana Make The List?
Every year, tens of millions of people from all over the world load up and set out to visit the many stunning National Parks that are scattered throughout the United States.
Not only do National parks represent the beauty of nature, but they're also a great educational tool. Folks have a first-hand experience learning about all of the different, mountains, rocks, lakes, rivers, and trees while taking in some of the most stunning views found anywhere.
However, National Parks can also be dangerous, and require folks to be aware of their surroundings at all times. There are several different factors that can pose a problem for those exploring our national parks. Weather, wildlife, rough terrain, and lack of proper supplies can result in what should be a wonderful trip turning into a disaster.
The Hill, which released information from the National Park Service shows that 2000 people died in the U.S. National Parks between the years 2014 and 2021. So which National Parks are the most dangerous? Does Yellowstone or Glacier make the list?
First, it seems that the main cause of death in National Parks is not being attacked and then eaten by wildlife, animal-related deaths are the second lowest cause with only 5 deaths reported in that time frame.
It seems the Top 3 causes of death are "undetermined" (449 deaths), "motor vehicle crash" (415 deaths), and "medical death" (402 deaths).
So does either Montana National Park make the list of the most deadly? It seems that at least a few times a year we will hear of someone trying to pet something they shouldn't or getting too close to one of the many scalding thermal pools, right?
According to the data, neither Yellowstone nor Glacier makes the Top 5 list. However, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, The Great Smokey Mountains, and Natchez Trace Parkway National Parks do.
So, for those of you that are planning on hitting the road and visiting one of our wonder National Parks here in Montana, remember to be prepared, don't do something you aren't skilled to do, don't try and touch any animals, and keep an eye on the road.