Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facts

FACTS

Acreage

Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 521,752

Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 521,495

Gross Area Acres for FY 2002 - 521,490

Visitation

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 9,205,037

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003- 9,189,543

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2002- 9,215,812

Budget

FY 2004 Annual Budget is $15,329,000

FY 2003 Annual Budget is $15,608,000

FY 2002 Annual Budget is $15,347,000

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.