Category: Great Smoky Mountains National Park News

Smokies Centennial Hike 100 Challenge inspires & promotes service to park

March 10, 2017

by Julie Dodd More than 2,275 hikers completed the Smokies Centennial Hike 100 Challenge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016. The hikers ranged in age from 4 to 86 and were from 24 states…

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GSMNP hits record attendance in 2016

January 27, 2017

Hikers at Charlies Bunion

by Julie Dodd The Great Smoky Mountains National Park set a record for attendance in 2016 and was the most-visited national park in the country. A record 11,312,785 people visited the park, a 5.6 percent increase over 2015. National Park…

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Summer interns value GSMNP experiences

August 30, 2016

Summer Interns from NC and TN 2016

by Linden Jones Rising Junior at Asheville School Asheville, North Carolina Our six weeks in the Smokies were eye opening. We learned how to track elk using radio telemetry and triangulation. We helped out around the Oconaluftee and Sugarlands Visitor…

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