I use the BC campsites a few times/year, and the problems I encounter are the following:
- Can't reach the BC reservations desk because the line is busy
- No available spaces in the preferred campsite
- Crowded BC campsites b/c folks camp at sites without registering
- Broken bear cables
Personally, my experience is that many folks don't appreciate that which comes at no cost. So, I wouldn't mind paying a few dollars/night in order to provide better enforcement of the BC rules and regulations, to provide an online reservation system for the BC sites, and to help maintain and repair the sites.
Face it folks, we risk killing the goose that is laying the golden eggs for us if we don't put our money where our mouth is for the GSMNP BC. It is only fair for those who use the BC help pay to maintain it.