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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

Nearby Attractions

National Park Service Areas - located within a two hour drive of the park
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site - 40mi
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area - 60mi
Blue Ridge Parkway - Adjacent to national park in North Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site - 50mi
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park- 120mi
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - 95mi


Attractions In Nearby Cities- information about accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and other amenities is available from the Departments of Tourism in Local Communities


Local Partners & Information Resources
Great Smoky Mountains Association
Friends of the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains Institute
Smoky Mountain Field School
Discover Life in America
East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

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