Le Conte Lodge
Le Conte Lodge, accessible only by foot, sits atop 6,593 Mount Le Conte, the park's third highest peak. 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:
Did You Know?
Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. Bears can be found throughout the park, but are easiest to spot in open areas such as Cades Cove and Cataloochee Valley.