Ticks & Tick Borne Diseases in 
National & State Parks
 

Above-  Fig. 16. Parks sampled in geographical survey. 

NP = National Park; NHS = National Historic Site; NHP = National Historical Park; 

NS = National Seashore; NRA = National Recreation Area. 



The above map and chart are from the United States Department of the Interior's study:
Ecology and Management of Ticks and Lyme Disease at Fire Island National Seashore and Selected Eastern National Parks- By Howard S. Ginsberg. 1992. NPS/NRSUNJ/NRSM-92/20  

*This 1987-1988 study found the highest rate of ticks infected with spirochetes came from Assateague Island National Seashore.  

 
Articles/Studies In Specific Parks- USA



















Rock Creek Park- Maryland (near Washington DC)












Parks Outside the USA
(May 2017 and Continuing 
Unless Otherwise Noted)

Australia
Ehrlichia & Anaplasma Discovered In Ticks- 2017


Italy


Netherlands

Poland

Slovakia- Slovak Karst National Park


Government Policies

USA









Last Updated- July 2018
Lucy Barnes






















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