From black bears to salamanders. Old-growth forests to spring wildflowers. Log cabins to grist mills. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a myriad of opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains.
Operating Hours and Seasons
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Some areas of the park may be closed temporarily due to construction, weather, etc. For updated information about closures, contact the national park information line at (865) 436-1200.
Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is FREE. The park is one of the only major national parks that does not charge an entrance fee.
The Great Smoky Mountains are a unique and special place. They are a place rich in heritage and stunning natural beauty. Bring your family to the Smoky Mountains and create everlasting memories and spend quality time with those you love the most.
The annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN is truly an experience that offers something for everyone. Events range from wildflower, wildlife, and human history walks, to motorcades, photographic tours, and indoor seminars.
A little-known fact is that the Smoky Mountains is a very popular destination for anglers all over the world. From Bluegill, to Catfish and everything in between, the Smoky Mountains are a great destination for a fishing trip.