Hundreds of millions of visitors are visiting National Park Service (NPS) units all across the country. Many national parks are experiencing record-breaking numbers of guests year after year.
Out of the 63 National Park Service units designated as national parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes the crown for being the most popular.
A program that will require guests to the park to purchase a parking tag for their vehicle if they want to park in any designated parking spot in the park.
Visitors can still visit or pass through the park for free.
But must purchase a parking tag if they plan to park their vehicle in any designated parking spot for more than 15 minutes.
The money will help preserve the park and help ensure that all visitors have a first-rate experience.