Online Reservations For National Park?

Zion National Park in Utah is considering adopting an online reservation system amid record crowds that are wearing down trails and campgrounds faster than the park can afford to repair them, the New York Times reported.

Some national parks may require reservations and permits for certain activities, but they do not currently require reservations for entry. But Zion may become the first park to do so after record crowds last year: more than 4.3 million people, up from 3.6 million in 2015. Jeff Bradybaugh, Zion’s superintendent, said in a newsletter this summer that visitation there “is skyrocketing at a rate exceeding even recent record-setting years.”