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NEW Parking Fee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

smoky-mountains-parking-fee-feature After nearly 90 years of free parking, the country’s most-visited national park was in dire need of funding to rehabilitate, preserve, and protect this national treasure. The Park It Forward program was introduced in 2023 to bring that much-needed funding to the park - and has already raised more than $10 million since its launch!  Hear from Superintendent Cassius Cash to find out how the Park It Forward program has already helped the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Filled with awe-inspiring vistas, diverse wildlife, and fond memories across generations, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) offers scenic drives, camping

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