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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738
Category: Activities
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

America's most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to diverse plant and animal life, stunning mountain vistas, breathtaking waterfalls, majestic forests, cascading mountain rivers and more than 800 miles of scenic trails for hiking and horseback riding, including part of the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy fishing for trout in brooks and streams, hike to the top of the peak, bike through Cades Cove on a summer morning or explore historic log buildings. Whether you want to drive through the beautiful scenery, gaze at the colorful wildflowers or have a picnic in some of the most pristine country in North America, the Smoky Mountains are the place for adventure and relaxation.



Open daily 24 hours a day. Some areas close seasonally.


  • Admission: Free
  • Camping: $14-23 per night
  • Group picnic pavilions: Vary


  • Wilderness Wednesday Talk
  • Traditional Old Time Music
  • Cataract Falls Walk


  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Guided Tours
  • Picnicking


  • Where can I picnic in the park?

    Year round picnic areas are located at Metcalf Bottoms, Cades Cove, Greenbrier and Deep Creek. Big Creek, Cosby, Look Rock, Chimneys, Collins Creek and Twins Creek are closed for the winter season. Collins Creek, Deep Creek and Cosby offer picnic pavilions.
  • Are there any wild animals that I should be wary of?

    Black bears live in the wild in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The bears are dangerous, unpredictable and inhabit the entire park. If you spot a black bear, do not approach it or let it come near you.

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