Attendance in the GSMNP getting back to normal this June after a slow start to the first 5 months in 2013 thanks to the reopening of Newfound Gap Road. Attendance up till June of this year were some of the lowest in years a park official states, but the month of June for 2013 is up more than 5% from last year. GSMNP attendance also affect tourism in nearby Cherokee, NC as well as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. The GSMNP is the most-visited park in the United States.
GSMNP Attendance Getting Back to Normal