Winter Road Status
During winter, roads in the park may close due to snow and ice, especially at night when water from melting refreezes on roads. For road status information please call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow road updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Elkmont Campground Water
Due to water line construction in the Elkmont Campground, drinking water will not be available in campground sinks. Containers of drinking water will be provided to campers upon check-in. We expect full water service to be restored by March 19.
Parks As Classrooms Video - TN K-5
This short video highlights the main themes, activities and lessons for Elementary grade levels in Tennessee. The video assists with fieldtrip planning by demonstrating the variety of park educational offerings and providing a sense of program setting and location. Each of the featured programs has a complete downloadable lesson plan with information about the in-park field trips as well as background materials and pre and post visit activities for your students.
Did You Know?
What lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Although the question sounds simple, it is actually extremely complex. Right now scientists think that we only know about 17 percent of the plants and animals that live in the park, or about 17,000 species of a probable 100,000 different organisms.