Some folks in Tennessee (the Governor) was wanting to impose a State income tax a few years ago. Seems there was not enough money to keep the parks operating. All the efforts failed to get an income tax passed, and a new Governor was elected. The results, no income tax, parks are fully funded, and we are operating in the black. It was amazing! After the election, we had plenty of money, and nothing had changed but the Governor...
It is amazing how picking on the parks gets everyone ready to accept a tax increase... they always use the same ploy.
Yes, there are plenty of campgrounds in the Smoky's, for RVer's... I think probably less prevalent for tent camping, which is the bulk of the camping inside the Smoky Mtn National Park.
The wife and I, almost exclusively, camp at Corp of Engineer parks in Tennessee, it will be interesting to see if they start closing those as part of the cut backs, even though they should be self-supporting.
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