Places to Visit in the Smoky Mountains

Explore the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, a natural wonder full of breathtaking views, wildlife, and outdoor activities. Come and discover its wonders!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers more than a half-million acres with a pretty even distribution between the two states.

Sixteen mountain peaks surpass 6,000 feet, with Clingmans Dome being the highest at 6,643 feet. You can hike to this peak in the park.

The national park offers many options for frontcountry and backcountry camping. Cades Cove and Smokemont Campgrounds are open year-round.

If you are not into camping, the communities along the Great Smoky Mountains offer accommodations, including hotels and cabins.

There's plenty to do in the Smokys. The Fontana Dam, 480 feet, is the tallest concrete dam east of the Rocky Mountains. It is near Fontana Village, North Carolina, on the Little Tennessee River.

Another popular area to visit is The Deep Creek area, which is known for hiking and mountain biking. Several loop trails lead to beautiful waterfalls.

Do you enjoy scenic drives? Newfound Gap Road connects Cherokee, North Carolina, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, leading you through various forest ecosystems.

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