The Great Smoky Mountains National Park fall foliage show has been hurt by the government shutdown. Of the 326 Great Smoky Mountains National Park employees only 47 remain on duty during the park’s closure. Those 47 are mostly law enforcement staff and maintenance staff for human health safety reasons. The employees on furlough due to the Government Shutdown will probably not receive pay during the shutdown period. A shutdown of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park couldn’t be at a worse time. In October about 1.1 million visitors come to the area to see the fall foliage display. This time of year is one of the busiest times of the year for the park.