The Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains, named for the smoke like blue-mist haze that surrounds them, is the picturesque backdrop of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. On your Great Smoky Mountains vacation discover 500 thousand acres of Southern Appalachian wilderness on one of the oldest uplands on earth! The Smoky Mountains are 95 percent forest - home to diverse wildlife, breathtaking streams, waterfalls and flowering plants. It's no wonder millions flock to the Great Smoky Mountains!
The Great Smoky Mountains Park straddles the crest of the Smoky Mountains, providing a unique experience for visitors. Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains Park is free and it's open year round. Smoky Mountains National Park provides 800 miles of trails for hiking and exploration. There are plenty of sightseeing and photo opportunities along the scenic Great Smoky Mountains Park routes.
If you like to "rough it," you'll enjoy our selection of campgrounds, right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains foothills. Sizeable picnic areas are great spots for eating and gatherings in the Great Smoky Mountains. From fishing to horseback riding, revel in the beauty of our ancient mountains and have a ball Smoky Mountains style! You're guaranteed to have an unforgettable time during your Great Smoky Mountains vacation! For more information on camping at Smoky Mountains National Park, call toll free: 800-365-2267.