The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with rich history, a wide variety of plant and animal life, and beautiful outdoor opportunities. Here are some of our favorite fun facts about the park!

  1. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 522,427 acres, divided almost evenly between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee.
  2. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park, with 11.3 million visits in 2016.
  3. There are 850 miles of hiking trails in the park, with 40,000 hikers annually.
  4. The park generated over $734 million in 2013, and supports over 10,000 jobs in the surrounding community.
  5. The park is home to many threatened or rare species.
  6. The park is home to over 1000 developed campsites, making this park a must visit for any avid camper.
  7. There are five historic areas in the park, with 97 maintained buildings that celebrate southern Appalachian culture.
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