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US Nature Protection Organizations and Resources

The Nature Conservancy: Warning:Β Protect Our Smoky Mountain Forests -Β The lush mountain forests of the Smoky Mountains are threatened. Devastating tree pests can enter the park through infested firewood. Β  Sierra Club Warning:Β New Roads in Tongass National Forest Could Harm Bears

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Celebrating the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Celebrating the breathtaking Smoky Mountains National Park Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee - close to most in USA. Road access:Β U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road)Β  The MOST visited park in USA - 12M annual visitors! Twice as much as Grand canyon! Close to all states in the lower East Coast. So there MUST be something special, very special, about the smoky mountains. First - it is FREE - no fees to visit. Open at all hours - all the year! Β It has 100 campsites for all to enjoy - and overΒ  500,000 acres. Clingmans Dome has 6,643 feet and the park has >2K miles of streams - idea for fishing and relaxation. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North...

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