The National Park Service (NPS) is one of four federal agencies protecting nearly all federal lands.
National parks are areas of land that the federal government has set aside to maintain and preserve the natural environment.
Traffic Jams and Congested Trails - Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed over 14 million visitors in 2021, more than the population of all but four states.
They destroy vegetation and disturb the landscape to create a new route and spread the congestion of hikers.
Many visitors to national parks often forget that the animals they see are wild. Driving through a national park is not like going through a zoo.