Clingmans Dome & Newfound Gap Area

Rolling mountains in the distance. A paved path with metal railing in foreground overlooking nearby evergreen trees.

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Newfound Gap/ Clingmans Dome straddles the pinnacle of the Smokies where an important high-elevation pass connects the North Carolina and Tennessee sides of the park via Newfound Gap Road/ US 411. The Appalachian Trail and other trails wind through spruce-fir forest, and at the very top, via Clingmans Dome Road, is a small visitor center and popular lookout tower providing panoramic views.


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      Visitor Center & Campground Information

      The closest campgrounds to Clingmans Dome & Newfound Gap are Smokemont Campground and Elkmont Campground.



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

      Last updated: May 30, 2024

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      107 Park Headquarters Road
      Gatlinburg, TN 37738



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