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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Lodging

Lodging Available in Towns Surrounding the Park

There are no motels or rental cabins located within the national park other than Le Conte Lodge. Communities surrounding the national park offer a wide choice of accommodations including hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds. Please note that National Park Service employees are prohibited from providing recommendations regarding lodging.

 

LeConte Lodge

LeConte Lodge is accessible only by foot. The lodge sits atop Mount Le Conte, the park's third highest peak, at an elevation of 6,593 feet. Hiking routes to the lodge vary in length from 5 to 8 miles. The lodge is generally open from mid-March through mid-November. Advance reservations are required to stay at the lodge. Reservations can be made in several ways:

 

Camping

Check our camping page for information about the various types of camping choices the park offers.

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