Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

At almost a 10 million visitors a year the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more vistors any other national park. The park spans both the Great Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains which in turn are both part of the larger Appalachian Mountains.The park spans both North Carolina near the city of Cherokee and Tennessee near the city of Gatlinburg spaning over 800 square miles in total. In 1983 the park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many streams that run throughout the park and fishing, hiking, camping, and horseback riding can all be enjoyed by visitors to the park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Info


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, November 17, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the fall sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, including the Milky Way. In case of rain or cloud cover where night skies are not visible, the program will be cancelled.

Park Reopens Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the reopening of Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail on Friday, October 26. Both of these trails extend from the highest peaks in the park to the lower elevations, providing incredible opportunities for hikers to enjoy fall colors over the next few weeks.

Park Hosts Walking Opportunity on the Foothills Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to walk approximately two miles along the new section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley on Thursday, November 8 for a Community Day celebration.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photos

Dropping Into Deep Creek

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Dropping Into Deep Creek

Tom Creek makes its last drop into Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County, North Carolina

Black Bear Cub

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Black Bear Cub

Happy Valentine's Day

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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day...especially to my wife Sandy who puts up with all my crazy photography trips, etc. but sometimes gets rewarded with a nice photo like this one of us at Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains. I love you Baby!!

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Sunset at Clingman's Dome - GSMNP

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Sunset at Clingman's Dome - GSMNP

Sunset from the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just spectacular. At 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome it is the highest elevation point in the state of Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. And watching the sun dip below the horizon from this location is possibly the best sunset I've ever witnessed.

Three bracketed photos were taken with a handheld Nikon D7200 and combined with Photomatix Pro to create this HDR image. Additional adjustments were made in Photoshop CS6.

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Middle Prong Little River

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Middle Prong Little River

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Middle Prong Little River

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Middle Prong Little River

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Little Pigeon River

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Little Pigeon River

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Great Smoky Mountains Time

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Great Smoky Mountains Time

Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

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Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

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Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

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Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

Our Time At the Smoky Mountains

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Our Time At the Smoky Mountains