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  2. A Wondrous Diversity of Life. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

  3. A Wondrous Diversity of Life. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

  4. From black bears to salamanders, old-growth forests to spring wildflowers, log cabins to gristmills... the park offers myriad opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains.

  5. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular National Park in the country and hosts well over ten-million annual visitors. Still not impressed? It gets more annual visitors than the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone combined. This beautiful mountain range reaches towering heights of nearly seven-thousand feet, but is famous for its magical, smoky

  6. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Established in 1926, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is comprised of ridge upon ridge of seemingly endless forest on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Called the Smokies due to the ever-present morning fog, this mountain range is world renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and its history of southern Appalachian mountain culture.

  7. Great Smoky Mountains - Wikipedia

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smoky_Mountains

    The Great Smoky Mountains are home to 66 species of mammals, over 240 species of birds, 43 species of amphibians, 60 species of fish, and 40 species of reptiles. The range has the densest black bear population east of the Mississippi River. The black bear has come to symbolize wildlife in the Smokies, and the animal frequently appears on the covers of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's literature.

  8. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad operates on the historic Murphy Branch Line, constructed from Knoxville, TN to Dillsboro, NC in 1883 and reached Andrews in 1890. Western North Carolina’s Premier Scenic Train began operations in 1988 as a tourist railroad, showcasing the beautiful scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains and entertaining with specialty event trains and continues today!

  9. Current Conditions - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S ...

    www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

    Primary roads such as US-441 (Newfound Gap Road), Little River Road, and the Cades Cove Loop Road are open year round, weather permitting. Road closures may occur due to severe weather events such as winter storms, floods, and tornados.

  10. Hiking - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National ...

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    The Great Smoky Mountains Association is a nonprofit organization that supports educational and scientific programs in the park. You may also call the Backcountry Information Office at (865) 436-1297 for information to plan your hiking or backpacking trip. The office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

  11. Current Delays and Closures - Great Smoky Mountains National ...

    www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm

    Current Road, Facility, Trail & Backcountry Updates. Weather-related road and facility closures may change throughout the day. For updated road and weather information please call (865) 436-1200. Once you hear a voice, press 1, then press 1 for road information or 2 for a weather forecast. -OR-. Follow current road status updates on Twitter at SmokiesRoadsNPS or access from the internet using this link: https://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps.