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 »
Information Centers Outside The Park
The following information centers are located in the communities surrounding the national park. They are staffed by the Great Smoky Mountains Association, a nonprofit park partner that supports scientific and educational programs in the park.
Gatlinburg Welcome Center - On the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Open every day except Christmas Day
Sevierville Visitor Center
Open every day except Christmas Day.
9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Highway US-66 in Sevierville
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Sevier County, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville information. Public restrooms and telephones.
Townsend Visitor Center
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Townsend, Tennessee, on US-321.
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Townsend and local area information. Public restrooms and telephones.
Did You Know?
About 100 native tree species make their home in Great Smoky Mountains National Park—more than in all of northern Europe. The park also contains one of the largest blocks of old-growth temperate deciduous forest in North America. More...