From black bears to salamanders, old-growth forests to spring wildflowers, log cabins to gristmills... the park offers myriad opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains.
Prepare in advance for an enjoyable, safe visit.
Closures & Alerts
Know the status of the park's roads, facilities, and trails before you go.
Places to Go
Scenic vistas, historic buildings, rushing waterfalls, and expansive forests await.
Things To Do
Hiking, biking, picniking, watching wildlife, auto touring... What do you want to do in the park?
Explore with Pets
Review pet-friendly park activities for a great visit.
Camping in the Smokies
You can choose from 10 frontcountry campgrounds or head into the backcountry. Your adventure awaits!
Clear skies in lower areas do not guarantee the same weather in the higher elevations.
Bears in the park are wild and their behavior can be unpredictable. Treat bear encounters with extreme caution!
Last updated: August 11, 2022