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Great Smoky Mountains National Park employs 190 people year-round, including managers. Approximately 330 people work for the National Park Service during the peak summer season and perform a wide range of duties.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park preserves a vast expanse of southern Appalachian Mountains ecosystem including its scenic beauty, extraoridnary diversity of natural resources, and rich human history, and provides opportunities for the enjoyment and inspiration of present and future generations.

Enjoy Your Visit and Help Us Preserve The Smokies

You are the reason that Great Smoky Mountains National Park exists here today. With your help, we preserve, protect, and manage historical, natural, and cultural resources, and buildings and roads for you, your children, and their grandchildren. Help us by becoming familiar with some of the rules and regulations that are important to a safe and enjoyable visit.

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Last updated: February 5, 2021

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Mailing Address:

107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


(865) 436-1200

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