Basic Information

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For Operating hours and Seasons click here

Entrance Fees:

Forested mountains stretch to the horizon under a clear blue sky.
On a clear day at Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the park, you can view mountains stretching to the horizon.

NPS Photo.


Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains!

Planning a vacation to the park? Here are some things you will need to know:


Be Prepared

  • Cell phone service is unavailable in many park locations, including Cades Cove and in Cataloochee. It is generally available in the communities surrounding the national park. Plan ahead! What will you do in an emergency if you don't have cell phone service? Carry essentials with you such as a first aid kit, prescription medications, drinking water, and clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
  • Check the forecast. Weather conditions can change rapidly in the park.
  • Roads, including Newfound Gap Road (US-441), may temporarily close due to weather. Follow road status updates on Twitter at Do you know an alternative route to your destination? Check park maps to plan one.
  • Avoid water hazards. Do not take risks while fishing, wading, or crossing streams.

Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park's official online store for other books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Great Smoky Mountains Association, proceeds generated by purchases at the store are donated to educational, scientific, and historical projects in the park.

Last updated: June 14, 2021

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg , TN 37738


865 436-1200

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