Great Smoky Mountain National Park Begins Charging FeesBy Rocky Thompson on January 23rd, 2013
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Great Smoky Mountain National Park will implement their new and somewhat controversial fees for backcountry camping. The $4 per night permits will go into effect on February 13. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about getting reservations way in advance for this romantic trip since the NPS site will take then at anytime. Some of that money will go to providing more staff in the park, so it’s tough to get too upset about paying $4 per day.