Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facilities

Cades Cove Visitor Center

Open

Open every day except Christmas Day.

January 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

February 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 1 - April 24 Closed

April 24 - August 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Closed April 24

August 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

September - October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location

Inside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.

Special Programs

Ranger-led programs are conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for times.

Exhibits

Indoor and outdoor exhibits of Southern Mountain life and culture. Includes Cable Mill, a grist mill which operates spring through fall, the Becky Cable house, and other historic structures.

Available Facilities

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms.

Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Open

Open every day except Christmas Day

January - April 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June - August

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

September - October 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November - December 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location

Inside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US 441.

Special Programs

Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the vistor center for location and times.

Exhibits

The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, applehouse, corn cribs and others. Demonstrations of farm life are conducted seasonally.

Available Facilities

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station.

Sugarlands Visitor Center

Open

Open every day except Christmas Day.

January - February 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April - May 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

June - August 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

September - October 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location

Inside the park, 2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US 441.

Special Programs

Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for locations and times.

Exhibits

Free admission to 20-minute film with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Extensive natural history exhibits.

Available Facilities

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station.

Gatlinburg Welcome Center - Downtown

Open

Open every day except Christmas Day.

April - October 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

November - March 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location

At traffic light #3 on the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.

Available Facilities

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. City of Gatlinburg information. Public restrooms and telephones.

Townsend Visitor Center

Open

Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

January - May 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June - October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November- December 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location

Townsend, Tennessee, on US 321.

Available Facilities

Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Townsend and local area information. Public restrooms and telephones.

Mill - Cable Mill in Cades Cove

Open

Open From March 15 through the Sunday following Thanksgiving 9:00-5:00

Location

Inside the park near the mid-point of the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road.

Exhibits

Water-powered grist mill.

Mill - Mingus Mill near Oconaluftee

Open

Open From March 15 through the Sunday following Thanksgiving 9:00-5:00

Location

Inside the park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC, on US 441.

Exhibits

Turbine-powered grist mill.

$195
The weather is getting chilly and the leaves are changing colors, so throw on Filson's 5GG Henley Sweater before...
Price subject to change | Available through Backcountry.com
Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.