Worst National Parks for Summer Road Trips

National parks represent some of America’s most unique, breathtaking, and environmentally significant places.

And in recent years, more and more Americans have taken advantage of these incredible sites.

While you may want to get behind the wheel and explore some of them this summer, not every park is a great choice for your summer road trip.

This east-coast park provides tens of millions of people easy access to the pristine mountains and gorgeous woods of the Blue Ridge and the greater Appalachian region. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Yellowstone has experienced terrible traffic jams for years. They would make driving in New York or Los Angeles seem pleasant.

Yellowstone National Park

In the summer, you’ll have to deal with these massive crowds at all the viewpoints, park hotels, restaurants, and trails.

Grand Canyon National Park

For most travelers, temperatures in the high 80s or 90s combined with extreme humidity make this an unpleasant summer trip.

Everglades National Park

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