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Address: 107 Park Headquarters Rd. Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Phone: (865) 436-1200
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Off I-40 either Exit 389 S. to U.S. 129 S. to U.S. 321 N. to Townsend entrance or I-40, Exit 407. Proceed to 66 S. to U.S. 441 to Gatlinburg entrance

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Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is Americas most visited national park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hikers paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short leg-stretchers to strenuous treks that may require backcountry camping. But hiking is not the only reason for visiting the Smokies. Camping, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and auto touring are popular activities.

Most visitors come to the Smokies hoping to see a bear. Some 1,500 bears live in the park. From the big animals like bears, deer, and elk, down to microscopic organisms, the Smokies have the most biological diversity of any area in the worlds temperate zone. The park is a sanctuary for a magnificent array of animal and plant life, all of which is protected for future generations to enjoy.


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City: Gatlinburg, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Smoky Mountains

Admission Rates:
Free Admission

Hours Open:
Open Year-round


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