Park visits up in July

by Aug 23, 2012NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

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.