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Category Archives: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Yes, You Can Avoid the Crowds at (the Very Popular) Great Smoky Mountain National Park

63 Parks Traveler started with a simple goal: to visit every U.S. national park. Avid backpacker and public-lands nerd Emily Pennington saved up, built out a tiny van to travel and live in, and hit the road, practicing COVID-19 best safety protocols along the way. The parks as we know them are rapidly changing, and […]

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How to Avoid Crowds in the 10 Most Popular National Parks

National parks broke dozens of attendance records last year, making this summer a challenging time to visit any of the sites on the top-ten list. Add to that the strict reservation systems implemented by many, and planning ahead is more crucial than ever. The National Park Services’ official stance on the matter is simple: explore […]

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