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State Parks Tally Record Attendance in 2002

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State parks in North Carolina were visited by a record 13.2 million people in 2002, according to statistics from the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. This represents an increase of 5 percent over 2001 and a 160 percent increase during the last twenty years. The top park in attendance was Kerr Lake, with 1,574,188 visitors.