October 17, 2012 Photos
Fall colors are reaching peak in many mid and lower elevation areas now, while other areas still have a lot of green leaves. The following photographs were taken over the past few days in the park.
Did You Know?
What lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Although the question sounds simple, it is actually extremely complex. Right now scientists think that we only know about 17 percent of the plants and animals that live in the park, or about 17,000 species of a probable 100,000 different organisms.