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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a wide variety of free, ranger-led, curriculum-based programs. These programs are correlated to North Carolina and Tennessee State learning standards, provide students with an engaging learning experience, and enhance classroom learning by utilizing the park's cultural and natural resources as teaching tools.
All programs require pre-registration. Please download and email, fax or mail the appropriate registration form. For programs in Tennessee, use the TN Registration form fax #: (865)436-1307; for North Carolina trips, use the NC Registration form fax#: (828) 497-1910
Our education programs are crafted for particular grade levels and their specific state standards. Please visit the individual grade pages for information on program locations, details on program themes and activities, and downloadable lesson plans.
For questions, concerns and comments, please contact by phone:
Did You Know?
The barn at the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center is over 50 feet wide and 60 feet long. A modern 2,500 square foot home would fit in the upstairs loft of the barn and over 16,000 hand-split wooden shingles are required to roof it. More...