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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides visitors of Pigeon Forge, TN with the perfect getaway! These ancient mountains allow visitors to participate in a wide array of activities such as hiking, biking, and camping or vacationing in cabin rentals. No matter what visitors choose to explore, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park's unique flora and fauna and its Southern Appalachian heritage will captivate any audience. Visit the links below to learn more about the many Smoky Mountain activities available inside the park, favorite destinations (like Cades Cove) wildlife in these mountains, general information and common questions, and the history and culture of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park!


Things To Do In The Smokies

Just about anything imaginable awaits visitors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Biking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, water sports, and just for kids programs are only the basic categories of interest. If you love exploring the great outdoors, you'll find days full of fun are waiting for you in the Smoky Mountains.

Things To Do

Visitor Centers

How much does the park cost? When does the park open? When do the leaves change color? Where are there souvenirs? Can we meet a park ranger? What is the temperature range? Are there any road closings? When planning a trip to the Smokies, many common questions cross visitors’ minds.

Visitor Centers

Nature Information

Known for its biological diversity, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 10,000 documented species with estimates as high as 90,000. This temperate rainforest houses common southern species in its lowland areas and, at higher elevations, northern varieties of both flora and fauna thrive.

Nature Info

Historic Sites

Take a step back in time and visit some historic sites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that have historical significance or are a piece of the patchwork that make up our history. Stop by sites like the Bud Ogle Cabin, Cades Cove and Elkmont for a glimpse into the rich history of the area. There is even a monument commemorating Theodore Roosevelt's dedication of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in 1940.

Historic Sites

Historical Information

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was founded June 15, 1934. Even after its creation, many people continued to live in these mountains. Though none currently inhabit their old homesteads, many cabins, mills, churches, cemeteries and other signs of early life are still visible throughout the Smoky Mountains.

Historical Info

Favorite Destinations

Not sure where to start? There's so much to see in the national park that deciding where to go may feel overwhelming at first. Check out some of the most popular destinations to explore in the Smoky Mountains. These are the places everyone knows, loves and would recommend you visit if you are a first-time visitor to the area.

Favorite Destinations