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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Current Conditions

Fog fills the mountain valleys below Purchase Knob after a snowstorm.
Be sure to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling to the park.
NPS Photo from the Purchase Knob Webcam.
 

Road, Trail, and Facility Closures and Warnings

Road, trail, and facility closures may occur due to severe weather events such as winter storms, floods, and tormados. Backcountry campsites, shelters, and trails that are frequented by black bears may have warnings posted or be closed. Check current closures before coming to the park.

For updated road information please call (865) 436-1200. Once you hear a voice, dial extension 631 for road information.

Follow road status updates on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps. Updates are available for Newfound Gap Road (US-441), Little River Road, Laurel Creek Road, and Cades Cove Loop Road.

 

Weather Forecasts

Current weather forecasts are available by phone at (865) 436-1200 extension 630 or online from the National Weather Service:

Gatlinburg, TN forecast
Cherokee, NC forecast
Temperature and precipitation data for past 24 hours

 

WebCams

Two webcams provide a current view of the park and information about air quality conditions. Images are updated every 15 minutes.

Look Rock (located on the western end of the park)
Purchase Knob (located on the eastern end of the park)

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