Fees & Passes

Mount Le Conte covered in the bright green of spring leaves.
Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free!

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Entrance Fee
Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free. The park is one of the few national parks where no entrance fees are charged. Find out why!

Activity Fees
Fees are charged for activities such as overnight camping ($14-23 per night) and pavilion rental at picnic areas.

National Park Service Passes
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is an annual pass that covers entrance fees at sites managed by the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management.
If you are 62 or older or receive disability benefits, you may be eligible for the senior or access pass. As of August 28, 2017, senior passes will increase to $80. Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitor centers no longer sell senior passes. Please check at Smokemont, Elkmont, or Cades Cove campground. Get more information about Senior or Access passes at the USGS website.

Last updated: July 26, 2017

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg , TN 37738



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