Repeal the Great Smoky Mountains NP backcountry camping fee.
  • Petitioning Jon Jarvis

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Director of The National Park Service
Jon Jarvis
Secretary of The Department Of The Interior
Sally Jewell (Secretary of The Department Of The Interior)
Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains NP
Dale Ditmanson, (Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains NP)
Acting Regional Director, Southest Region, National Park Service
Gordon Wissinger (Acting Regional Director, Southest Region, National Park Service)
U.S. Senate
Ohio
Sen. Rob Portman

Repeal the Great Smoky Mountains NP backcountry camping fee.

    1. Petition by

      Jeff Schimer

      Beavercreek, OH

To stop this and further fees without providing any amenities.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Kevin Jackson GEORGETOWN, KY
      • 30 days ago

      I spend a lot of time in the back country in the Smokies and don't mind paying a fee if used to maintain trails, campsites, etc... however this fee has no tangible benefit to anyone other than Park service staff not present in the backcountry.

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    • Randy Draper MADISON, TN
      • about 1 month ago

      We should not be charged a fee to simply sleep in the backcountry.

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    • Shawn Wandell POWELL, TN
      • 5 months ago

      I hike. Those I love hike.

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    • Josh Baker NASHVILLE, TN
      • 8 months ago

      Because the fees do not justify the services rendered.

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    • Jason Knox VICKSBURG, MS
      • 8 months ago

      I've been hiking the Smokies for most of my life and volunteers and hikers have taken great care of the trails and camping areas. These fees are getting ridiculous. These are supposed to be public parks.

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