Ancient Mountains, Ancient Wonders

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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A truly living mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains are constantly re-inventing themselves as wind, water, and erosion continuously shape these ageless mountains. Wander the tranquil woods and hills to appreciate what your support can do to protect our nation’s beauty.
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America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains, is an ideal getaway. Hike, camp, and experience one of America’s oldest mountain ranges.      

America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains, is an ideal getaway. Hike, camp, and experience one of America’s oldest mountain ranges.

The fog rolls in at Great Smoky Mountain
The trees come alive at Great Smoky

“There are trees here that stood before our forefathers ever came to this continent; there are brooks that still run as clear as on the day the first pioneer cupped his hand and drank from them.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Established in 1934, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is comprised of ridge upon ridge of seemingly endless forest on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Called the Smokies due to the ever-present morning fog, this mountain range is world renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and its history of southern Appalachian mountain culture. With nearly 80 historic buildings, spectacular displays of wildflowers, and abundant wildlife, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers myriad activities to enjoy.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park region is divided down its length by the Tennessee – North Carolina border. Visitor centers—Sugarlands and Oconaluftee—mirror each other across the state line separated by many miles of deciduous forest. There are waterfalls throughout the park, with larger falls like Grotto, Laurel, Abrams, Rainbow, and Mingo drawing over 200,000 visitors per year.

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The fog rolls in at Great Smoky Mountain
Great Smoky Mountains Park foliage

Map of the Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg , TN

Parks Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The park is composed of three separate sites, in Washington, New Mexico, and Tennessee, that each played a significant role in The Manhattan Project.
Andrea Johnson's brick house
One of the many historic national park sites honoring the life of the 17th President, this park preserves his two homes, tailor shop, and grave site.
The leaves have turned during fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway borders both the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park, offering stunning views of Appalachia.
Waterfall
The story of the first doorway to the west is at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, located where the borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia meet.
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