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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Emergency Information

Numbers to call for emergencies:

Park Emergency Line

(865) 436-9171
Cherokee Police (828) 497-4131
Gatlinburg Police (865) 436-5181
Haywood County Sheriff (828) 452-6666



Area Hospitals
:

Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN
(865) 983-7211

LeConte Medical Center
742 Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN
(865) 446-7000
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Swain County Hospital
45 Plateau Street
Bryson City, NC
(828) 488-2155
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Haywood Regional Medical Center
262 Leroy George Drive
Clyde, NC
(828) 456-7311

Did You Know?

The park is named for the misty clouds that hang over the mountains.

The wispy, smoke-like fog that hangs over the Smoky Mountains comes from rain and evaporation from trees. On the high peaks of the Smokies, an average of 85 inches of rain falls each year, qualifying these upper elevation areas as temperate rain forests. More...