Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Our Nation’s National Parks “make you act like a kid again”! They are wondrous places; complex and fragile. When they are gone, they are gone. And for those of us senior citizens, that is not as big of an issue as it will be for our grandchildren and theirs. We firmly believe in supporting the parks for the future. Because “fun” is worth saving!

Sincerely,
Kendra Helvey

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains is one of the country's most popular national park sites, drawing millions of visitors year after year. Its ideal mix of the convenient and the extraordinary offers a region with postcard-perfect views and plentiful wildlife within easy reach of the interstate.

State(s): North Carolina Tennessee,

Established: 1926

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