(Lake Mead, NV) — National Parks bring lots of visitors, money and jobs to Nevada.  A new National Park Service report shows in 2012, 4.8 million visitors spent $194 million dollars and supported 2,194 jobs in the state.

The report includes Lake Mead National Recreational Area, Great Basin National Park and Death Valley. National Park Service officials say the visitors are from across the country and around the world.

According to the report, most visitor spending supports jobs in restaurants, groceries and convenience stores, followed by hotels, motels and B&Bs. The new report indicates national park tourism returns $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service.


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