A new national park survey shows nearly 3-million visitors to national parks in Arkansas spent about $151 million dollars in communities surrounding the parks.
The 2011 spending report, the most recent numbers analyzed, also supported about 2,500 jobs across the state.
In Hope, Arkansas, the study shows the Clinton Birth home brings in thousands of dollars to the local economy.
Park Ranger Christian Davis says about 10,000 visitors passed through the Clinton Birth home in 2011.
He says having the home designated in the national park system opened a wealth of resources for drawing in more visitors.
Davis says some visitors are traveling the country to receive a stamp in their national park passport and others just want to see Clinton's first home.
Whatever the reason, they're giving back to the local economy.
Visitors to national parks spend money that supports jobs in lodging, retail, and restaurant service.
The Clinton home also brought jobs to the area.
The national park survey shows those jobs added about $124,000 dollars to the local economy.
For more information about National Park in Arkansas go to http://www.nps.gov/arkansas.