The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees has gathered figures on how the cost of the Government shut down. Today is the 11th day of the government shutdown and more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and $750 million in visitor spending has been lost, with huge repercussions for the economies of gateway communities and entire states that depend on national park tourism. Based on October 2012 national park attendance numbers it is estimated that 715,000 visitors are lost daily, $76 million in lost visitor spending per day. $450,000 in lost revenue each day that would go directly to the National Park Service ($300,000 in entrance fees and $150,000 in other in-park expenditures, such as campground fees, boat rentals). The estimates for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina and Tennessee) – over 250,000 lost visitors and over $23 million in lost visitor dollars.