Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facts



Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 521,752

Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 521,495

Gross Area Acres for FY 2002 - 521,490


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


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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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.