National parks are so crowded that Congress is getting involved

National Parks like Yosemite have seen a surge of visitors, leading to an increase in traffic, crowds and waiting times. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS) 22906946W 22906946W

Post-pandemic travel has hit national parks particularly hard with record attendance leading to overcrowding, litter and vandalism. More than 31 million people visited a National Park Service site in June.

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