Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw 14.1 million visits in 2021, topping the record from 2019 by 1.5 million.
Officials say the park also set eight monthly visitation records during winter and spring months last year.
The acting superintendent says park visitation has increased by 57% over the last decade. The park saw an increase of 40% in front country camping last year, while backcountry camping increased 20%.
The park reported seeing its highest visitation in the summer and fall, peaking in July and October.