Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I love this park and have been hiking in It for 44 years. The beauty is incredible and the historic site are awesome. The elk herd is so cool to see. It’s just awesome

Sincerely,
Nancy

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the country's most popular national park sites. It offers postcard-perfect views and plentiful wildlife.

State(s): North Carolina Tennessee,

Established: 1926

“They belong to the people and while there are so many threats to them, we must preserve them. Our children deserve them, and their children do also. The beauty is America. The experiences one can have is incredible and stay with you. These parks cal, you back time and again and each time they are more breathtaking. Hiking, climbing, waterfalls, wildlife, incredible plant life and just so much more . Families can enjoy their parks and create lifetime memories. The threats are real and continuous by those who would strip mine, clear cut and sell off OUR parks. This is America and it’s belongs to the people. It’s the few places that America's dwindling wildlife can be safe and flourish. They give me solace. I cannot get enough of our National Parks. We must preserve them. This park only has two Rangers to protect thousands of acres. We must volunteer if we can to help to maintain trails and help visitors get the information they need to enjoy . If I were younger I would make my career a park Ranger. I just can’t express enough how just being in this park soothes my soul. Gives me hope. And helps me to see why we must fight to protect them.”

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