Experience the best of Great Smoky while traveling sustainably by eating locally grown food, staying at eco-friendly lodges and hiking on gorgeous trails.
Hint: You won't have to give up the creature comforts of home.
At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the park’s boundaries span two states ⎯Tennessee and North Carolina ⎯ giving you a variety of entrance points to access this beautiful area. With lush waterfalls, valleys and mountain views, where should you settle in for the night and camp?
Find your perfect day hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with our personalized guide. We have included descriptions to give you a sense of what to expect on the trails from a moderate walk to a waterfall to a strenuous hike to the top of a mountain.
From art galleries to theater performances, plan on spending time on the quiet Tennessee side of the park including the towns of Maryville and Townsend.
Bring these things along on your Great Smoky vacation.
Do a puzzle, read a book, listen to music or create art.
Here’s a guide to some of the park’s most beloved animals and where to see them.
From Clingmans Dome to Pioneer History
Avoid getting lost on remote dirt roads and gorgeous trails when you use Gaia GPS.
Here's everything you need to know about the national parks reopening.
Use caution around streams and waterfalls.
This shade-loving tree that keeps the park cool in the summers faces a silent killer.
Steer away from the crowds at America’s most visited national park by going underground in the world's longest cave in nearby Kentucky.
Stop at a shiny bean, an underground corridor, a racetrack and a music mecca on your way to the national park.