National Park

national park

Smoky Mountain sunrise

National Park – Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America. Its grand forest area, mountain streams, rivers, breathtaking vistas, and scenic overlooks draw visitors from all over the world.


The national park offers more than 500,000 acres of forestland, more than 200 hiking trails, fishing streams, and lots of wildlife.

Every year more than 11 million people come to the Smoky Mountains to experience its spectacular vistas, overlooks, and remarkable forestland.  Along your journey, you will discover visitor centers throughout the park.  There you can obtain information on hiking trails and other areas of the park.  In addition, there are restroom facilities, park rangers,  a bookstore, and memorabilia.

 

sunset clingmans dome sunset sunset

Inside the national park you can enjoy a variety of driving trails.  You can enjoy mountain vistas, floral, waterfalls, rivers and streams, wildlife, and historic structures right from the comfort of your own vehicle. 

summer black bear hiking

During the summer months you will often see people wading, fishing, tubing, and climbing rocks in the mountain rivers. 

mountain river waterfall bridge

Outdoor activities include:  Hiking, Trout Fishing, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Wildflower Viewing, Backpacking, and Horseback Riding.  Other things to do include Photography, Camping, Bicycling, Bird Watching, and viewing a sunrise or a sunset.

camping hiking elk

You will discover many things to do in the national park.  There is something for all ages.  Many things for families to enjoy together, things for couples, and things for single people.

 

fall season bookstore waterfall

 

Fall is a favorite season here.  Leaves turn into brilliant shades of red, gold, and yellow.  Mountain vistas are breathtaking during this season, and the park is filled with visitors from around the world capturing pictures of these beautiful hills.  No matter where you go in the park, you can take in the glory of Fall.  Cades Cove is especially beautiful in the fall.