Great Smoky Mountains National Park recorded 1,402,790 visitors during July 2012. This is a 4.5 percent increase in visitation as compared with July 2011.
Year-to-date visitation in 2012 is up by 9.6 percent, which works out to 471,066 more people than during the same time last year.
Visitation numbers at the entrances:
Gatlinburg: 450,338 visitors
Townsend: 202,560 visitors
Cherokee: 282,808 visitors
13 Outlying Entrances: 467,085 visitors.
The January to July 2012 visitation is approximately 3.4 percent above the 5 year average for number of visitors during the same time period.
July is typically the month that sees the most visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.