Is the Smoky Mountains National Park Dangerous?

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was rated third-most dangerous ...

But it's actually among the safest national parks!

The original ranking did not account for the number of visitors in the Smokies

...which sees 12.5 million visitors annually

Here's a new most dangerous national park ranking by death rate, adjusted for visitors:

The Virgin Islands


(Island territory, 0.016%)



(Alaska, 0.008%)

Big Bend


(Texas, 0.005%)



(California, 0.004%)

Sequoia & Kings  Canyon


(California, 0.004%)

The GSMNP ranks #24 out of the top 25

(Tennessee & North Carolina, 0.0007%)


Learn more to check out our full analysis  and tell us what  YOU think!