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The Six Most Dangerous National Parks

National parks are pretty safe, but some carry more risk than others. Text by Shey Kiester. Research by Mackenzie Murphy

photo: AlaskanDude / Flickr
photo: AlaskanDude / Flickr



Yellowstone NP
Considering the number of visitors each year, Yellowstone thankfully sees very few fatalities.  Injuries, however, are a different story; park officials respond to some 700 medical calls annually.  In 2012, this included two men gored by bison and another who suffered thermal burns from a geyser.
Photo: NPS
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