Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Activities & Programs

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a variety of things to do each season.  Park Programs The NPS offers talks, slide shows, films, guided nature and history walks, and evening campfire programs. The park provides a wealth of year-round classes and programs covering almost every aspect of the park's nature and ...

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Smoky Mountains : Bluebird Red Berry
Bluebird Red Berry
Tony Campbell
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Smoky Mountains : Coyote Field
Coyote Field
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Smoky Mountains : Night Opossum
Night Opossum
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Smoky Mountains : Old Settlers House
Old Settlers House
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Smoky Mountains : Photo Landscape
Photo Landscape
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Smoky Mountains : Spring Fence
Spring Fence
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Smoky Mountains : Spring Fence 2
Spring Fence 2
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Dale Ditmanson

Welcome to Great Smoky Mountains, comprised of ridge upon ridge of forest straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The park is world renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. With over 800 miles of trails, America's most visited national park is a hiker's paradise.

Park Acreage: 
521495
Highest Point: 
Clingman's Dome
Highest Point Elevation: 
6643 feet
Visitor Count: 
9289215
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mingus Mill; Mountain Farm Museum; Caldwell House; Gregg-Cable House; Hannah Cabin; Little Cataloochee Church; Noah "Bud" Ogle Cabin; Palmer Chapel; Grotto Falls; Laurel Falls; Abrams Falls; Rainbow Falls; Fontana Dam; Clingmans Dome
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Cherokee, NC; Knoxville, TN
Gateway Communities: 
Cherokee, NC; Whittier, NC; Bryson City, NC; Gatlinburg, TN; Dillsboro, NC
Nearby Airports: 
McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS); Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

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