Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Straddling the North Carolina and Tennessee border is America’s most visited national park – the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Its plant and animal life diversity, beautiful rolling mountains, remnants of Southern Appalachian Mountain culture, and more are known worldwide. The park offers a variety of opportunities for exploring and learning more about the history of our area.
Preparing for your visit
Parking, Passes, & Fees
Information on visiting the park
Closures & Alerts
Up-to-date information on what’s going on in the park
Places to go
scenic vistas, historic sites, waterfalls, and more
Things to do
all the -ings: hiking, biking, picnicking, observing wildlife
Pet-Friendly Park Ideas
know before you go with Fido
always be prepared
what you need to know about black bears
Start Your Vacation
Float on the lake, drive a scenic byway, take in some history, or just enjoy the views — no matter what you’re looking to do on your Smoky Mountian vacation, Jefferson County has it for you.
Jefferson County, TN conveniently located just off I-40 and minutes from I-81 and I-75 and is just minutes from everything. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and experience the quieter side of the Smokies while being just down the road from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.