GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park says visitation for January through April of this year was down, attributes landslide.
The National Park Service says 1,620,340 visitors which is 359,202 less than what was seen during the same period in 2012.
The park service believes a landslide that washed out Newfound Gap Road was the leading factor for visitation being down this year.
The Gatlinburg, TN entrance saw a high number of visitors in the facility during the Spring Break period in early April. The visitor center recorded over 6000 visitors in one day which is a 20 year record.
Visitation for Entrances:
Outlying Areas: 219,772
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