• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Area Communities

Communities surrounding the national park offer services and amenities that are not available in the park, including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, and other shopping opportunities.


North Carolina

Bryson City
Cherokee
Graham County
Haywood County
Maggie Valley


Tennessee
Cosby/Newport
Gatlinburg
Pigeon Forge
Sevierville
Townsend

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