Where is Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Map of location of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North America

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the United States on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. It straddles a thickly forested, stunningly bio-diverse collection of mountains, valleys, and rivers.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Location Map

Elevations range from 875 feet to 6,643 feet at Clingmans Dome (the highest point in the park). This varied elevation supports the same ecosystems you’d find traveling all the way from Georgia to Maine, all encompassed within the park. Wildlife is varied and abundant throughout the park, from black bears and elk to salamanders and pileated woodpeckers.

The national park is open all day, every day of the year, though some facilities and roads do shut down in winter.

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Gateway Towns to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The closest towns to the park include quaint mountain lodging, hot springs, American culture and outdoor outfitters. Read More...

Park Entrances to Great Smoky Mountains NP

The majority of visitors enter through the Sugarlands entrance on the park’s north side by driving through Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Read More...

Visitor Centers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are four main visitor centers in the park: Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Oconaluftee, and Sugarlands. Read More...