Great Smokey Mountains National Park

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Great Smokey Mountains National Park
Description:This park is directly outside of Gatlinburg, TN and is a wonderful destination for families looking to study ecosystems. The park itself boasts the largest number of salamander species in the world, and they are easily identified with a park ranger on several of the daily hikes around the park - all free! There is also a good chance of seeing bears, deer and other wildlife up close. The camping facilities are very nice with clean restrooms and ice, firewood and basic supplies on site.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:107 Park Headquarters Road
Address 2:
City:Gatlinburg
State/Province:TN
Zip Code:37738
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:24 hours for camping, visitor center and tour times vary by day and season.
Admission:Most items are free; some activities have a reasonable fee
Telephone:(865) 436-1200
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Jackie Penn, Co-op Member
Whether just driving through or stopping along the way to enjoy in more detail, the Smokies are the absolute best. Be sure to have a few good field guides for trees, plants, insects, bugs...and don't forget your camera.

There are several pull-off spots for cars to enjoy the views and hiking trails, horses, and such are available.

Plan of taking lots of pictures then perhaps you can lap book them.
Paige T, Co-op Member
Absolutely beautiful! If you enjoy nature, this is a great trip to take! I highly recommend going in the spring time and explore all of the fun outdoor activities that are available. There is a lot of options for dining in the Pigeon Forge area (I suggest the Apple Barn - ask to sit at the porch swing tables!) - you will love it!
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