Many national parks have entrance fees, ranging from ~$15-35 

But the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited ... 

And it's also free! 

So why are the Smokies free while others have admission fees? 

Basically, Tennesseans have a distrust for the government  

When the government sought ownership of the land for the park ... 

They negotiated that no toll or fee could be imposed 

Is it possible that there could be fees in the future? 

Read more to find out!