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

This petition will be delivered to:

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.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Randy Draper MADISON, TN
      • 9 days ago

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

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Shawn Wandell POWELL, TN
      • 4 months ago

      I hike. Those I love hike.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Josh Baker NASHVILLE, TN
      • 7 months ago

      Because the fees do not justify the services rendered.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Jason Knox VICKSBURG, MS
      • 7 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.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Robert Horak COLUMBIA, SC
      • 11 months ago

      Folks should have access without additional fees, red tape, etc. It should be expected that the park can function within budget.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.