• 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 »

Maps

Vehicle Navigation Systems and GPS units may provide inaccurate information in the mountains—sending drivers the wrong way on one-way roads or leading them to dead ends in remote areas. Free park road maps can be downloaded below and are available in park visitor centers.

The following maps are available for downloading:

 

• Park Map
Shows location of all park roads, visitor centers, picnic areas, and campgrounds. (PDF file - 1.0 mb in size.)

 

• Trail Map
Shows all official trails in the park. Also indicates location of backcountry campsites and shelters, front country (developed) campgrounds, and primary and secondary roads throughout park.
(PDF file - 1.4 mb in size)

 

• Map of Region
Shows major highways providing access to the national park.
(PDF file - 368 kb in size)

 
• Campground Maps
Maps of the following developed campgrounds are available for downloading: Abrams Creek, Balsam Mountain, Big Creek, Cades Cove, Cataloochee, Cosby, Deep Creek, Elkmont, Look Rock, Smokemont.

Did You Know?

Barn at the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

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...