Plan Your Visit
From black bears to salamanders. Old-growth forests to spring wildflowers. Log cabins to grist mills. The park offers a myriad of opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains.
Where to begin? To make the most of your time here, visit Things To Do and download a copy of the Smokies Trip Planner
Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park's official online store for books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Great Smoky Mountains Association, proceeds generated by purchases at the store are donated to educational, scientific, and historical projects in the park.
Smokies Mobile App
Did You Know?
The barn at the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center is over 50 feet wide and 60 feet long. A modern 2,500 square foot home would fit in the upstairs loft of the barn and over 16,000 hand-split wooden shingles are required to roof it. More...