Spring Road Status
During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Over 9,000,000 visitors enter the park each year. The following table lists the number of visitors entering the park each month for the past five years.
Additional visitation information:
Chart of visitation by entrance station 2009 (pdf file)
Chart of visitation by entrance station 2010 (pdf file)
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park. More...