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Smoky Mountains | National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. The Park gets twice as many visitors than any other Park in America today!
The 2 main visitor centers inside the Park are Sugarland Visitors Center near Gatlinburg, Tn and Oconaluftee Visitors Center near Cherokee, NC.
The Park is bisected by US Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) providing access to many trailheads and overlooks, most noteably Newfound Gap. It is located between Gatlinburg and Cherokee, at an elevation of 5,048 feet and it was here where President Roosevelt dedicated the national park!
The Park has a number of Historical Attractions with the most well known of these being Cades Cove the most frequently visited destination within the national park. Self-guided auto and bicycle tours offer sightseers a glimpse into the way of life of original cove settlers around the 11 mile loop road that encircles the mountain valley!




Places in the Park:


Clingmans Dome (pictured above)-
At 6643 feet it is the highest point in the State of Tennessee!
It is the most accessable mountain top in the park!
Located near Newfound Gap - Best Mountain Views!
**Closed from December to April**
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Roaring Fork (pictured above)-
Is a stream that was once the site of a small community!
Home to the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Historic District!
The mouth of the stream is at the northern end of Gatlinburg
and empties into the Little Pigeon Forge River!
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail Click Here!



Elkmont, TN- (Little River near Elkmont Pictured above)
Once the vacation area for the wealthy!
Situated between Meigs Mountain, Sugarland Mountain and Cove Mountain
in a narrow flat next to the Little River!
A logging and resort community where the idea of a National
Park first was purposed!

Travel Times from Wears Valley:

Pigeon Forge ................................... 10 minutes
Gatlinburg........................................ 18 minutes
Cades Cove ..................................... 20 minutes
Dollywood ....................................... 12 minutes
Townsend ....................................... 10 minutes
Knoxville Airport ................................ 40 minutes




Wildlife in the Nation Park!

Over 1500 Black Bears!
White tail Deer!
Raccoons!
Otters!
Mountain Lions!
Squirrels!
Red Fox and More!
Many Trout Species!
-Rainbow!
-Brown!
-Kentucky!
-Brook!
Over 200 species of Birds!
-Saw Whet Owl!
-Canada Warbler!
-Common Raven!
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Things To Do in the Park:

Hiking-
There are 850 miles of trails!
Including 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail!
Mount Le Conte is one of the most popular destinations!
Another popular trail leads to Chimney Tops!
(pictured below)

It is a relative short hike to Laural Falls!
(pictured below)



Additional Activities:

Fly fishing for Trout after hiking and sight-seeing is the next most popular activity!
The park has long had a reputation for a healthy trout population!

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