Winter Road Status
During winter, roads in the park may close due to snow and ice, especially at night when water from melting refreezes on roads. For road status information please call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow road updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Elkmont Campground Water
Due to water line construction in the Elkmont Campground, drinking water will not be available in campground sinks. Containers of drinking water will be provided to campers upon check-in. We expect full water service to be restored by March 19.
Smokies Trip Planner
The Smokies Trip Planner contains information about:
Favorite destinations in the park including
Popular activities such as
General information including
If your internet connection is slow, you can download the trip planner in sections. The following links break the planner up into a 5 files-the text and four map quadrants:
Smokies Mobile App
Download the Free Smokies Visitor Guide for your phone. Includes trip planning, recreation and services information along with the park map. Everything works without a cell signal.
Did You Know?
An experimental program to reintroduce elk to the park was begun in 2001. Elk once roamed the Smokies, but were eliminated from the region in the mid 1800s by over-hunting and loss of habitat. Other animals successfully reintroduced to the park include river otters and barn owls. More...