Smokemont

Enjoy the Smokemont section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for…

Enjoy the Smokemont section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for hiking trails, a historic church, campground, and horseback riding.

Smokemont

Elk Viewing, Trails, Horseback Riding, and Historic Structures

The Smokemont section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just 3.8 miles north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center along Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441). Here you'll find a campground, hiking trails, horseback riding and the Smokemont Baptist Church.

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.

 

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