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.
Laws and Policies
- Compendium of Regulations
Regulations applying specifically to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Code of Federal Regulations
Title 36 Regulations covering all National Park Service units.
- Elkmont Historic District Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume 1
- Elkmont Historic District Final Environmental Impact Statement Volume 2
- Establishment of Elk, Appendices
- Establishment of Elk - Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control
- Foundation Document - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (October 2016): Every unit of the national park system is to have a foundation document that provides basic guidance for planning and management decisions.
- Foundation Document Overview - Great Smoky Mountains National Park