Great Smoky MountainsTennessee 

America’s Most Visited National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

More than 11 million people visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2016, a record number and more than twice the number that typically visit the Grand Canyon (the second most popular park). Highlights include the hiking trails, waterfalls and tremendous views from Clingmans Dome and the rest of the mountain peaks in the area.

Open / Close / Reopening Status of Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

More information about Great Smoky Mountains

Last Updated: May 2, 2020

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Recent Bird Sightings



You must have either a valid Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license to fish in the park.  To buy a TN license online, click here.

Current Astronomy Chart

current night sky over Gatlinburg

Courtesy of the AstroViewer night sky map.

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Roundtrip Flights to Knoxville

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