Bret Webster

The debate over federal lands in Utah is long and ongoing, but it's an issue that extends beyond the Beehive State's borders.

According to a 2012 Congressional Research Service report, the federal government owns roughly 635 million acres of the 2.27 billion acres in the U.S.

When states have federal lands within their borders, those states can receive Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), which are federal monies given to local governments as payment for property taxes lost to non-taxable federal lands, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 2013, the states received roughly $400 million in PILT payments, up from the $393 million sent out in 2012.

Here's a look at some numbers surrounding federal land within the United States, from the percentage of federal land per state (with a high of 81.1 percent and a low of 0.3 percent) to PILT payments per state and the economic benefits of national park tourism.

Sources: Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data, 2010; U.S. Department of the Interior; National Park Service

>> Landscape Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, backed by the Milky Way galaxy.

Connecticut
National Park Service

Total state acreage: 3,135,360

Total federal land acreage: 8,557

Federal land percentage of state: 0.3%

Number of national parks:2

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 21,465

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $1,200,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $29,612

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $28,900

>> The Weir Farm, the only National Park in Connecticut, is shown in this recent photo.

Iowa
National Park Service

Total state acreage: 35,860,480

Total federal land acreage: 122,602

Federal land percentage of state: 0.3%

Number of national parks: 2

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 207,352

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): 11,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $466,912

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $453, 945

>> Pink flowers bloom around the Birthplace Cottage at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa.

Kansas
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 52,510,720

Total federal land acreage: 301,157

Federal land percentage of state: 0.6%

Number of national parks: 5

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 101,752

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $4,600,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,131,373

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,104,649

>> This Sept. 22, 2011 photo shows a hiking trail which leads to the Lower Fox Creek one-room schoolhouse at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kan. The 11,000 acre preserve gives tourists a glimpse of what settlers on the Kansas prairie would have seen.

New York
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 30,680,960

Total federal land acreage: 211,422

Federal land percentage of state: 0.7%

Number of national parks: 22

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 12,633,278

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $446,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $152,301

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $144,520

>> Rudy and Susie Baeumel, visiting from Colorado, take in views of the Hudson River and Hudson Valley from the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in West Point, N.Y.

Rhode Island
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 667,120

Total federal land acreage: 5,248

Federal land percentage of state: 0.8%

Number of national parks: 1

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 51,944

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $2,800,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $0

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $0

>> In this July 30, 2009 file photo, visitors stand outside the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI., the oldest existing Jewish house of worship in the United States.

Illinois
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 35,795,200

Total federal land acreage: 406,734

Federal land percentage of state: 1.1%

Number of national parks: 1

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 295,464

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $16,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,140,801

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,119,970

>> Abraham Lincoln's home is seen Monday, May 14, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. Restored to its 1860 appearance, the house was Abraham and Mary Lincoln's home for 17 years from 1844 to 1861, before Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States.

Nebraska
National Park Service

Total state acreage: 49,031,680

Total federal land acreage: 549,346

Federal land percentage of state: 1.1%

Number of national parks: 5

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 304,046

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $13,200,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,131,384

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,120,561

>> The Scotts Bluff National Monument in Nebraska is made up of five rock formation: Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, Saddle Rock and Sentinel Rock. Eagle Rock is pictured here.

Ohio
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 26,222,080

Total federal land acreage: 289,500

Federal land percentage of state: 1.1%

Number of national parks: 8

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 2,611,158

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $156,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $521,866

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $554,833

>> Roger Gunter, 52, runs over a bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Valley View, Ohio.

Maine
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 19,847,680

Total federal land acreage: 209,735

Federal land percentage of state: 1.1%

Number of national parks: 3

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 2,431,052

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $200,900,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $316,048

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $299,779

>> The sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, in Maine, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Indiana
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 23,158,400

Total federal land acreage: 340,696

Federal land percentage of state: 1.5%

Number of national parks: 3

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 2,148,903

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $88,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $465,777

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $489,606

>> The statue of Francis Vigo stands along the Wabash River in Vincennes, Ind., on Oct. 9, 1999 at the George Rogers Clark memorial where for a brief time in 1804-1805 the territory that is Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and parts of Michigan and Minnesota were governed.

Oklahoma
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 44,087,680

Total federal land acreage: 703,336

Federal land percentage of state: 1.6%

Number of national parks: 3

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 1,497,654

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $22,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $2,740,199

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $2,794,607

>> Glen Clark, of the National Park Service, walks along the entrance way to the Cultural Heritage Center at the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site near Cheyenne, Okla., Wednesday, April 18, 2007. One side is curved and one has straight lines, representing the different cultures of the Cheyenne and European settlers.

Massachusetts
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 5,034,880

Total federal land acreage: 81,692

Federal land percentage of state: 1.6%

Number of national parks:15

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 10,487,447

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $503,200,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $114,403

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $111,203

>> In this Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Susan Carroll, an occupant of one of then 11 cottages on North Beach Island in Chatham, Mass., walks from the beach to her cottage. The cottages were owned by the federal government and leased.

Texas
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 168,217,600

Total federal land acreage: 2,977,950

Federal land percentage of state: 1.8%

Number of national parks: 13

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 3,939,160

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $188,100,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $4,644,653

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $4,803,981

>> Members of the Cruz family from Laredo, Texas, watch the sunrise Saturday, July 30, 2011, on South Padre Island, Texas.

Pennsylvania
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 28,804,480

Total federal land acreage: 616,895

Federal land percentage of state: 2.1%

Number of national parks: 18

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 8,768,869

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $444,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $610,842

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $685,575

>> People visit the field of field Pickett's Charge, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa.

Delaware
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 1,265,920

Total federal land acreage: 28,574

Federal land percentage of state: 2.3%

Number of national parks: 1

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): Not provided

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): Not provided

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $18,268

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $17,828

>> Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., speaks during a ceremony in New Castle, Del., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at First State National Monument, which was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama.

Alabama
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 32,678,400

Total federal land acreage: 871,232

Federal land percentage of state: 2.7%

Number of national parks: 7

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 717,724

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $26,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $805,176

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $901,119

>> A lone car full of visitors passes the battlefield at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Daviston, Ala., on Wednesday, June 14, 2006.

Maryland
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 6,319,360

Total federal land acreage: 195,986

Federal land percentage of state: 3.1%

Number of national parks: 15

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 10,487,447

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $503,200,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $102,393

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $99,591

>> Fort Washington is shown along the Potomac River Monday, June 16, 2003, in Fort Washington, Md. Built in 1824, Fort Washington guarded the capital through the Civil War and World War I before being decommissioned in the 1940s.

New Jersey
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 4,813,440

Total federal land acreage: 176,691

Federal land percentage of state: 3.7%

Number of national parks: 9

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 4,885,202

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $153,000,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $99,413

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $97,250

>> In this Feb. 24, 1998, file photo, a lone person crosses the pedestrian bridge over the rain-swollen Great Falls on the Passaic River in Paterson, N.J. A ceremony in April 2009 celebrated the designation of the 77-foot waterfall, the second largest on the East Coast, as a National Historic Park.

Missouri
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 44,248,320

Total federal land acreage: 1,675,400

Federal land percentage of state: 3.8%

Number of national parks: 6

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 4,171,826

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $297,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $2,736,800

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $3,079,132

>> Trees begin to change colors in this undated photo in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways outside Eminence, Mo.

North Dakota
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 44,452,480

Total federal land acreage: 1,735,755

Federal land percentage of state: 3.9%

Number of national parks: 3

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 669,242

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $39,200,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,418,453

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,374,438

>> This image provided by the Bureau of Land Management shows an expanse of leafy spurge in the Roosevelt National Park, in North Dakota on June 20, 2008.

Kentucky
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 25,512,320

Total federal land acreage: 1,083,104

Federal land percentage of state: 4.2%

Number of national parks: 4

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 1,717,853

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $103,300,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,835,766

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,949,675

>> Rosemary Havill of Lakeland, Fla., can see the Appalachians in three states -- Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia -- from the Pinnacle Overlook at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Middlesboro, Ky.

Louisiana
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 28,867,840

Total federal land acreage: 1,330,429

Federal land percentage of state: 4.6%

Number of national parks: 5

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 625,913

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $33,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $609,979

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $634,317

>> Trees frame Oakland Plantation, Tuesday Aug. 9, 2005, in Bermuda, La. The pre-Civil War estate is part of the National Park Service's Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

South Carolina
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 19,374,080

Total federal land acreage: 898,637

Federal land percentage of state: 4.6%

Number of national parks: 6

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 1,566,756

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $80,300,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $405,963

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $470,359

>> The 28 foot Centennial Monument sit on top of hill along the 1.5 mile Battlefield Trail, inside the Kings Mountain National Military Park, near Blacksburg, S.C., Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. The monument, which was dedicated in 1880, commerates the 100th anniversay of the Battle of Kings Mountain, which was fought Oct. 7, 1780.

Tennessee
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 26,727,680

Total federal land acreage: 1,273,974

Federal land percentage of state: 4.8%

Number of national parks: 12

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 8,414,094

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $541,000,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,826,471

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,877,039

>> A pickup truck drives by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance near Townsend, Tenn., on Friday, July 6, 2012.

Mississippi
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 30,222,720

Total federal land acreage: 1,523,574

Federal land percentage of state: 5%

Number of national parks: 8

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 6,449,713

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $191,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,611,979

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,580,410

>> A bus load of visitors pull up to the Illinois Memorial at the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Miss., Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

Georgia
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 37,295,360

Total federal land acreage: 1,956,720

Federal land percentage of state: 5.2%

Number of national parks: 11

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 7,350,309

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $354,800,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $2,242,635

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $2,286,091

>> A wild horse grazes next to the ruins of the Dungeness mansion in the south end of Cumberland Island, Georgia National Seashore, Saturday, September 20, 2008. The 17 mile long island was once owned by the Carnegie family and is only accessible by boat in the south end.

Wisconsin
National Park Service

Total state acreage: 35,011,200

Total federal land acreage: 1,865,374

Federal land percentage of state: 5.3%

Number of national parks: 2

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 273,933

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $28,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,087,158

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,304,986

>> Ice caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

South Dakota
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 48,881,920

Total federal land acreage: 2,646,241

Federal land percentage of state: 5.4%

Number of national parks: 6

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 3,950,666

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $236,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $5,363,811

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $5,669,767

>> This April 7, 2012, photo provided by Randy Halverson shows the Orion constellation from Badlands National Park in South Dakota.

Minnesota
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 51,205,760

Total federal land acreage: 3,469,211

Federal land percentage of state: 6.8%

Number of national parks: 5

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 601,274

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $34,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,944,085

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,974,972
>> The Grand Portage National Monument along Lake Superior is shown May 27, 2003, near Grand Portage, Minn.

West Virginia
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 15,410,560

Total federal land acreage: 1,130,951

Federal land percentage of state: 7.3%

Number of national parks: 6

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 1,543,425

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $63,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $2,953,219

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $2,892,560

>> A stone terrace serves as an overlook of the New River Gorge Bridge for home owners at the New River Gorge Preserve, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 in Fayetteville, W.Va.

Vermont
Sally McCay, National Park Service website

Total state acreage: 5,936,640

Total federal land acreage: 453,871

Federal land percentage of state: 7.6%

Number of national parks: 2

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 32,403

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $1,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $942,220

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $944,378

>> Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vt.

North Carolina
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 31,402,880

Total federal land acreage: 2,426,699

Federal land percentage of state: 7.7%

Number of national parks: 10

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 17,706,032

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $1,110,300,00

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $4,030,522

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $3,997,200

>> In this photo provided by Jim Morton, fall foliage is reflected on Julian Price Lake off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, N.C., Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.

Virginia
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 25,496,320

Total federal land acreage: 2,358,071

Federal land percentage of state: 9.2%

Number of national parks: 22

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 23,398,517

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $926,300,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $3,113,070

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $3,263,807

>> A rainbow is seen from Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 near Stanley, Va.

Arkansas
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 33,599,360

Total federal land acreage:3,161,978

Federal land percentage of state: 9.4%

Number of national parks: 7

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 2,727,454

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $138,900,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $5,277,001

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $5,840,895

>> Hot Springs National Park was established in 1921 to protect 47 mineral springs used in therapeutic baths for a variety of ailments, shown here April 22, 2005 in Hot Springs, Ark.

Michigan
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 36,492,160

Total federal land acreage: 3,637,965

Federal land percentage of state: 10%

Number of national parks: 5

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 2,192,477

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $181,700,00

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $4,150,498

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $4,187,945

>> This photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2011, shows the mixture of fine sand and pebbles on Glen Haven beach alongside Lake Michigan in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Florida
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 34,721,280

Total federal land acreage: 4,536,811

Federal land percentage of state: 13.1%

Number of national parks: 11

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 10,366,613

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $572,600,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $4,891,669

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $4,968,346

>> A little blue heron catches a crayfish in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Everglades National Park, Fla.

New Hampshire
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 5,768,960

Total federal land acreage: 777,807

Federal land percentage of state: 13.5%

Number of national parks: 2

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 33,663

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $1,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $1,800,869

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $1,767,252

>> In this July 2011 photo, a sign directs hikers to nearby points of interest near the Kennebec River in Carrying Place Township, Maine.

Hawaii
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 4,105,600

Total federal land acreage: 833,786

Federal land percentage of state: 20.3%

Number of national parks: 7

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 5,119,035

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $314,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $334,977

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $326,906

>> Lava from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park enters the Pacific Ocean at dawn on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, in Volcano, Hawaii.

Washington
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 42,693,760

Total federal land acreage: 12,173,813

Federal land percentage of state: 28.5%

Number of national parks: 13

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 7,529,549

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $419,200,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $15,340,025

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $17,222,833

>> A pair of small airplanes fly into Boeing Field and in view of Mount Rainier at dusk Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Seattle.

Montana
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 93,271,040

Total federal land acreage: 26,921,861

Federal land percentage of state: 28.9%

Number of national parks: 8

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 4,451,755

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $403,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $26,151,999

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $26,497,071

>> A couple sits on a rock as they look at the scenery in Glacier National Park in Montana on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

New Mexico
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 77,766,400

Total federal land acreage: 27,001,583

Federal land percentage of state: 34.7%

Number of national parks: 13

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 1,502,808

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $81,100,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $34,805,383

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $34,692,967

>> This undated photo supplied by the National Park Service shows the nightly exodus of bats from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.

Colorado
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 66,485,760

Total federal land acreage: 24,086,075

Federal land percentage of state: 36.2%

Number of national parks: 13

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 5,811,546

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $347,400,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $27,724,576

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $31,986,266

>> This August 2012 file photo shows the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park in Cortez, Colo.

Arizona
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 72,688,000

Total federal land acreage: 30,741,287

Federal land percentage of state: 42.3%

Number of national parks: 22

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 9,979,972

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $745,600,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $32,886,575

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $32,203,852

>> In this photo released by the National Park Service, visitors to Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. look out over a rare total cloud inversion, Friday Nov. 29, 2013.

California
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 100,206,720

Total federal land acreage: 47,797,533

Federal land percentage of state: 47.7%

Number of national parks: 26

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 35,991,200

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $1,533,700,00

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $40,272,053

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $41,445,228

>> Visitors at Tunnel View, like Kaori Nishimura and Eriko Kuboi, from Japan, pose in front of Half Dome, center facing, during the reopening of Yosemite National Park, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Tunnel View is a scenic vista which shows off El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Fall.

Wyoming
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 62,343,040

Total federal land acreage: 30,043,513

Federal land percentage of state: 48.2%

Number of national parks: 7

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 6,194,725

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $721,000,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $25,315,295

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $25,340,612

>> Bighorn River winds through a snow-dusted Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area near the Wyoming-Montana border, Jan. 24, 2007.

Oregon
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 61,598,720

Total federal land acreage: 32,665,430

Federal land percentage of state: 53%

Number of national parks: 6

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 875,271

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $58,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $14,004,966

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $15,578,762

>> In this photo released by Crater Lake National Park Service, The Phantom Ship is shown.

Idaho
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 52,933,120

Total federal land acreage: 32,635,835

Federal land percentage of state: 61.7%

Number of national parks: 6

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 553,554

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $25,500,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $26,560,218

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $26,326,163

>> This undated image provided by the National Park Service shows the spires of the Twin Sisters granite formation inside the City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho.

Alaska
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 365,481,600

Total federal land acreage: 225,848,164

Federal land percentage of state: 61.8%

Number of national parks: 23

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 2,412,524

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $1,061,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $26,894,462

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $26,458,503

>> This undated file photo shows Mount McKinley as seen from Talkeetna, Alaska.

Utah
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 52,696,960

Total federal land acreage: 35,033,603

Federal land percentage of state: 66.5%

Number of national parks: 13

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 9,503,304

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $613,700,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $36,038,626

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $35,391,052

>> Delicate Arch glows in light from the setting sun as alpenglow lights up the La Sal mountains in the distance Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

Nevada
Associated Press

Total state acreage: 70,264,320

Total federal land acreage: 56,961,778

Federal land percentage of state: 81.1%

Number of national parks: 3

Number of visitors to national parks (2012): 4,808,929

Economic benefits from national park tourism (2012): $194,100,000

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2012): $23,917,845

Payments in Lieu of Taxes (2013): $23,331,913

>> The sun sets on Echo Bay at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, June 10, 2013, near Overton, Nev.