There was a 2 percent increase in visitors to national parks in Alaska, according to preliminary figures.
The National Park Service in a release says there were about 2.32 million visits to Alaska's parks in 2011.
That's an increase of about 50,000 from 2010.
Final numbers should be released next spring.
Four parks -- Kenai Fjords, Denali, Klondike Gold Rush and Sitka -- account for about 90 percent of those visits.
Kenai Fjords National Park is on the Kenai Peninsula.
Glacier Bay National Park and Klondike Gold Rush and Sitka national historic parks are in southeast Alaska and are popular stops for cruise ship passengers.
All but Denali are in Southeast Alaska and are popular stops for cruise ship passengers.
Over the last 10 years, the most visits to Alaska parks was in 2007 with 2.63 million.
The lowest year was 2.15 million visits in 2002.