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5 BEST Places to Stay in Great Smoky Mountain National Park (2020 Guide); Ana Pereira; The Broke Backpacker
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What are the best campgrounds in the Smoky Mounatains and Great Smoky Mountains Nationak Park by budget and type of trip.
Why are the Great Smoky Mountains so special? Here are four reasons this park is so popular with visitors.
When in the states do remember to visit some of the most beautiful and heritage sites in the world…
This unattended UNESCO World Heritage site is now America’s most popular National Park; Travel Wires
America is home to a range of national parks that each offer their own natural and cultural gems, but one park has been drawing in the highest number of visitor…
With as many trees as all of Europe, magnificent foliage-filled drives, and a variety of landscapes, Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws…
The Smoky Mountains are a popular tourist attraction in the southeastern United States.
The Smoky Mountains are a range of mountains found along the border between Tennessee and the North Carolina. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains are sometimes referred to as the Smoky Mountains and occasionally shortened to Smokies. The range is popularly known for being home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was established in 1934, and protects most parts of the mountain range. It is one of the country’s most visited parks with more than 9 million visits every year. Following the Great Smoky Mountains wildfires in 2016, the Smokies have received massive international media coverage.
Every year millions of people make a visit to one of the many beautiful national parks located throughout the United States. With so much natural beauty along with the endless supply of wildlife, one can’t help but be glad that such parks exist for all to enjoy. With a total of 27 states having national parks, there is bound to be something new and different for all visitors to enjoy.
2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, a federal program designed to protect diverse sites which showcase the United States’ unique natural and cultural heritage. With so much beauty among all of the national parks, it can seem difficult to choose just one to visit.
Great Smoky is teetering the line between use and overuse. Here’s what needs to happen to protect the United States’ most beloved park—and all of our public lands.
Anna King, of Greenville, South Carolina, remembers the synchronous fireflies of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “One firefly goes off, sparking the others around them, and it’s like a blanket of flickering lights coming toward you,” she says. “It dies down for a few seconds, and then they do it again. It seems as if there are millions of them.”
Campsites at the Elkmont Campground are reserved within minutes of opening for a slot between the end of May and the beginning of June to catch the natural lightshow.