Clingmans Dome

The Highest Point in the National Park

Known as the highest point of the Great Smoky Mountains with an elevation of 6,634 feet, Clingmans Dome is home to many hiking trails and an observation tower, which overlooks miles of the national forest. A park visitor center and restrooms are available. Several other hiking trails can be accessed from this point as well, including the Forney Ridge Trail that leads to beautiful Andrews Bald. Start your trek to our highest peak. The road to Clingmans Dome is open from April 1 - November 30.

Parking Tag Required

Parking Tag Required

Beginning March 1, 2023, all vehicles parking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 15 minutes will require a valid parking tag. 100% of all proceeds from the new parking tag program are used to protect and preserve the park for generations to come, You can purchase your annual tag online and have it shipped right to your house or get one at a visitor center. Daily and weekly parking tags will be available for purchase by credit card from automated fee machines available year round, 24 hours a day at these locations: Deep Creek parking area, Newfound Gap overlook, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cades Cove entrance parking area, and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.


Clingman's Dome Webcam

Clingmans Dome Webcam

Enjoy this webcam from the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains - Clingmans Dome. This webcam faces west and also features weather…

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