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Crater Lake Shatters Attendance Records In 2016

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Crater Lake saw more than 700,000 visitors in the first nine months of 2016, shattering previous attendance records at Oregon's only national park.

The fame of Crater Lake National Park has spread far and wide, and the numbers prove it.

Oregon’s only national park smashed its attendance record in 2016, posting the highest count of visitors in a single year since tracking began in 1904.

Crater Lake had 702,050 visits from January to September, surpassing last year’s record-setting total with three months remaining in the calendar year.

“We definitely had a lot of people out enjoying their national park this summer,” park spokeswoman Marsha McCabe said.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.