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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited National Park in the United States of America! This popular vacation destination offers scenic drives, beautiful hikes, stunning waterfalls, and more! The park straddles North Carolina and Tennessee and encompasses an area of over 816 square miles (over 520,000 acres)!

Whether you are looking for information on fishing in the Smoky Mountains, trying to locate a perfect picnic spot, or want to help your kid join the Junior Ranger Program, we have you covered!

Three Best Things to See in the Great Smoky Mountains This Summer
June 15th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
Cades Cove Introduces Vehicle-Free Wednesdays
June 5th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
Best Places for a Picnic in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
May 18th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
Best Wildlife-Watching in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
April 9th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
COVID-19 Area Closures and Information
March 26th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
7 Virtual Hikes and Drives in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
March 25th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
10 Best Places to Watch a Sunset in the Great Smoky Mountains
March 21st, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
5 Great Lesser-Known Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
March 17th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
The Grand Canyon of the Southeast: Introducing the Linville Gorge
February 19th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
Symbol of the Smokies: The Black Bear
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February 14th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
Best Spots to Spy Spring Wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains
January 21st, 2020 by Vicky Reddish
7 Must-See Geologic Landmarks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
January 8th, 2020 by Vicky Reddish