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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Fees & Passes

Mount Le Conte covered in the bright green of spring leaves.
Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free!
Kristina Plaas photo
 

Entrance Fee
Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free. The park is one of the few national parks where no entrance fees are charged. Find out why!

Activity Fees
Fees are charged for activities such as overnight camping ($14-23 per night) and pavilion rental at picnic areas.

National Park Service Passes
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is an annual pass that covers entrance fees at sites managed by the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management.
If you are 62 or older or receive disability benefits, you may be eligible for the Senior or Access pass.

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