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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News

Motorcycle Fatality near Park Headquarters

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of a motorcycle collision along Newfound Gap Road near Park Headquarters at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.

Hiker Fatality on Abrams Falls Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a report of a woman in cardiac distress along the Abrams Falls Trail on Monday, June 15 at 1:09 p.m.

Park Restores Limited Campground and Visitor Center Services

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that some campgrounds, visitor centers, and additional roads will be accessible to visitors as part of the current phase in the park’s plan to restore public access across the park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photos

Laurel Falls

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Laurel Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

near Gatlinburg, TN

Smoky Mountains in Black and White

Encountered Moments Photography posted a photo:

Smoky Mountains in Black and White

Smoky Mountains Landscape

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Smoky Mountains Landscape

Looking west into Tennessee from the Appalachian Trail just north of Newfound Gap.

9241e Bluets

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9241e  Bluets

seen while hiking along the Forney's Creek trail, heading to Andrew's Bald. Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This trail is on the North Carolina side of the park.

Zoom for dewy details.

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Bull Elk

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Bull Elk

Mother Elk with Two Calves

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Mother Elk with Two Calves

Bluebird and Gourd Birdhouses

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Bluebird and Gourd Birdhouses

Rhododendrons along the Thunderhead Prong

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Rhododendrons along the Thunderhead Prong

Last summer I captured an image of the blooming rhododendrons beside a stream and I absolutely loved it, but I've always felt I could do better. Well, I don't know that I've accomplished my goal, but we're in full bloom right now and I'm trying my hardest! Now if the weather would just cooperate!

Ween

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Ween

summer morning reflections

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summer morning reflections

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Fuji X-T3, 18-135mm lens

The Middleprong Fan 2

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The Middleprong Fan 2

A week or so ago I posted a picture of this same spot, but with much higher water levels. I returned this week because I wanted to get closer to the main feature here, and with the water levels lower (almost too low) I could get right to it. Love this spot!

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Wear's Valley

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Wear's Valley

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Wear's Valley

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Wear's Valley

Meigs Falls

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Meigs Falls

in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Daisy Town

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Daisy Town

Daisy Town at Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Daisy Town

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Daisy Town

Daisy Town at Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Appalachian Clubhouse

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Appalachian Clubhouse

Daisy Town at Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Daisy Town

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Daisy Town

Daisy Town at Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park