2014 A Huge Year For Visitors and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Last year was huge for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the park got over 10 million visitors. The busiest year was in 1999 with 10,284,000 visitors. Last year there were 10,099,000 visitors. There was also a higher number of campers in the campgrounds and backcountry camping sites. This was good news for the park since the government shutdown caused a significant loss of revenue in the 2012 year.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the second most visited National Park in the United States. The park has about 522,419 acres to enjoy with numerous activities for all four seasons. No matter what time of year it is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a wonderful place to visit. Thick forest, high peaks, stunning views, hiking, camping, horseback riding, wildlife, flowers and leisurely drives the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will not disappoint you.