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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Spring Road Status

    During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »

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
Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation
East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

Did You Know?

Marbled salamanders are one of 30 salamander species native to the park.

There are at least 30 different species of salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This gives the Smokies the distinction of having the most diverse salamander population anywhere in the world and has earned the park the nickname “Salamander Capital of the World.” More...