107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4102
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An International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site are located at this popular National Park that has 500,000 acres ... More
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
An International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site are located at this popular National Park that has 500,000 acres covering parts of Tennessee and North Carolina and features over 4,000 species of plants and over 800 miles of hiking trails. Activities available including hiking, bicycling, picnicking, scenic drives, swimming, and fishing. There are also many camping sites available in various areas in the park.
We took 2 roads, one out of Cades Cove and another from Cataluchee, that are closed in the winter. There were NO cars on these roads, but the wildlife was abundant! We saw a black bear, a bull elk and a baby elk. These roads are narrow and steep, not the type for a car to travel (we were in an SUV). But if youre looking to get away from the tourists and traffic and see the raw beauty the Smokies can offer, venture there. It will make your trip one to remember for a long time!
all we could do was say wow we are from illinois so the smokey mountains all the creeks and water paths were so neat we even drove to cherokee nc and went to mingo falls to see the water fall aslo on the way back to gatlinburg we stopped on the road and took pictures of bears cant wait to go again gatlinburg was crowded we stay in pigeon forge but it was busy with the spring rod run
This is a beautiful place to vcacation. It is peacefully exciting, if that makes any sense. The creeks and water ways that wind through the park are splendid. I visited the park often as a child and am planning a trip back with my daughter.
I have traveled all over the U.S., but East Tennessee is the only place I have ever wanted to move to. The area is full of nature and so much natural beauty. I have become protect of the Smokies as I have seen too many tourists leave human trash with littering and carvings in the old historical sites. Please remember, to respect this park and leave it as you found it so future generations can also enjoy its natural beauty. I feel so very blessed to be here in East Tennessee!
I have lived in the Great Smoky mountains for 28 Years i recently moved to Colorado about 2 years ago. I miss those Mountains so much. The best time to go is in the Fall when the leaves are changing. I miss the Drive through the mountains from cherokee to Tenn.
well, both times ive been through this particular mt pass ive been the passenger, and its been tough. the last time i went through it, it was winter time and the roads were very slick with ice and sleeting real bad. if you want to drive through, i suggest to go through it during the summertime,so as to not scare your passengers. its difficult now, since i was pregnant passing through the second time, and i wound up losing the pregnancy due to severe conditions and bad drivers. ive been through it since, during the spring/summer time, and the pisgah forest is very remarkable. i recommend going through it with safe, dependable drivers, and not during a icy rain storm. :)
We love the Smokies. My family and I vacationed there every year. When I grew up I took my family there several times a year, until we moved to Florida. The beach is fun, but we love our Smoky Mountains!
We truly enjoyed visiting Great Smokey Nat'l Park and hiking various trails (do pick up a day hike book at the visitor ctr for $1). The park is such awe inspiringly beautiful. The tourist strip of Gatlinburg, however is a dive. It reminded us of a cheap carnival with funnel cake and airbrushed junk everywhere. It just kills the beauty of the location. Do stay in a hotel there, but head straight to the park as soon as you can.
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