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

National Park Service Seeks Information Regarding Man’s Death

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of David Carver, Jr who was found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on July 8, 2019. Carver was reported missing by a family member to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office in early June.  

Upcoming Winter Park Closures Due to Roadwork

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the main access roads into Cades Cove and Cataloochee will be closed for several months this winter for road construction projects.

Search Efforts Continue for Missing Kevin Lynch

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials continue to search for 58 year-old Kevin Mark Lynch who went missing on Saturday, July 27. Today marks day five of search efforts as more agencies are incorporated into the operation.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photos

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Indian Creek Falls, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, near Bryson City, NC
© Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson
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Tom Branch Falls, Deep Creek, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Bryson City, NC
© Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson
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Tsunami (Louis Keiner) posted a photo:

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A detail of Indian Creek Falls, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, near Bryson City, NC
© Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson
www.keiner.us

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Mingo Falls, in the Qualla Boundary, western North Carolina
© Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson
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Tsunami (Louis Keiner) posted a photo:

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A variation on Mingo Falls, in the Qualla Boundary, western North Carolina
© Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson
www.keiner.us

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Tsunami (Louis Keiner) posted a photo:

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A detail of Indian Creek Falls, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, near Bryson City, NC
© Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson
www.keiner.us

"Finally" A deer jumps the fence at Cades Cove, Tennessee | Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Judy Royal Glenn Photography posted a photo:

"Finally" A deer jumps the fence at Cades Cove, Tennessee | Judy Royal Glenn Photography

“Finally”
Judy Royal Glenn Photography

Yesterday, I finally was able to get the coveted shot I truly wanted while in Cades Cove—a deer jumping a fence.

Sparks Lane and Hyatt Lane are two gravel roads lined with barbed wire fences. I have gotten a deer sneaking under the fence but never while they jumped the fence like so many other photographers have gotten.

Finally, I have been able to sit at my desk and edit a photograph to post.

The last five weeks have been so hectic with packing, sorting through items to sell, having a moving sale, and finally moving to Knoxville, Tennessee.

We absolutely love where we live! Our apartment in nestled on a beautiful cove. My favorite thing to do is sit on my patio furniture cuddled under a soft blanket while eating my meals.

This is a new adventure with my photography. Hopefully, you can sit back and enjoy God’s beautiful creation via my photography.

To purchase wildlife and nature photography, please visit my website:

www.judyroyalglennphotography.com

Location: Cades Cove, Tennessee - In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bugling bull elk, Great Smoky Mountains NP

sniggie posted a photo:

Bugling bull elk, Great Smoky Mountains NP

Cataloochee Creek

esywlkr posted a photo:

Cataloochee Creek

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. Low water levels.

Suspense on Abrams Creek

dan@propeakphotography.com posted a photo:

Suspense on Abrams Creek

The trunk of a fallen tree lodged in the rocks at the top of Abrams Falls adds a bit of character to this forest glen.

The pool below the falls is a tranquil place along a hiking trail. The falls are loud, but consistently so, creating a sort of white noise that adds to the serenity. This tree, suspended as it is, adds a bit of tension to the scene. When will it fall? How long has it been here? Will a bear, raccoon, or some other animal end up making it an impromptu diving board?

Gotcha Little Bigfoot

sniggie posted a photo:

Gotcha Little Bigfoot

I photographed Bigfoot, with his little man-sized feet, getting his mail. Now I’m going to be famous!

Why are they called Smoky Mountains?

sniggie posted a photo:

Why are they called Smoky Mountains?

There is no smoke. No fires. Shouldn't they be called the Great Hazy Mountains? Or more accurately, Ancient-Forests-Exude-Life-Giving-Foggy-Vapors Mountains?

Bull elk (Explored)

sniggie posted a photo:

Bull elk (Explored)

A small bull elk in the Smoky Mountains awaits the arrival of the mighty ones in the coming days. He'll have to stand his turf.

I see that the tiny ones are following him.

Wild turkey ♀︎

sniggie posted a photo:

Wild turkey ♀︎

Smoky Mountain morning

sniggie posted a photo:

Smoky Mountain morning

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Carolina explorer photographer posted a photo:

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Appalachian morning

sniggie posted a photo:

Appalachian morning

Bull Elk

Hank Halsey posted a photo:

Bull Elk

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Roaring Fork - GSMNP

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Roaring Fork - GSMNP

Roaring Fork Motor Trail