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 »
Species list of all known fish species in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Native species are considered those species found in area waters prior to the arrival of European settlers. Game species are considered those that anglers seek for recreational fishing and harvest. Stream/Reservoir indicates fish may occupy the Fontana Lake impoundment and/or the lower reaches of streams flowing into it.
* Indicates Federally Threatened
Species List Revised 07/2013 by Thomas Johnson, Fisheries Technician
Page, L. M., H. Espinosa-Perez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, R. N. Lea, N. E. Mandrak, R. L. Mayden, and J. S. Nelson. 2013. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, 7th edition. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 34, Bethesda, Maryland.
Page, L. M., and Burr, B. M. 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes: North America north of Mexico, 2nd edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Etnier, D. A., and Starnes, W. C. 1993. The fishes of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press.
Did You Know?
An experimental program to reintroduce elk to the park was begun in 2001. Elk once roamed the Smokies, but were eliminated from the region in the mid 1800s by over-hunting and loss of habitat. Other animals successfully reintroduced to the park include river otters and barn owls. More...