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 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • April - 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.

 

Address:
10042 Campground Drive
National Park TN, 37882

Turn off Little River Road toward Elkmont Campground and explore the community of rustic vacation homes dating from the early 1900's.  The Little River Trail leads up along the river, and you can do a 5 mile loop back by way of Cucumber Gap Trail to enjoy both the stream and many spring wildflowers.

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 north of Cherokee, NC, on US-441.

Special Programs:

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

Exhibits:

Visitor center museum exhibits tell the story of life in these mountains from Native Americans and early European settlement time periods through the Civilian Conservation Corp and the development of the National Park. The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum contains a fascinating collection of log structures including a farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, apple house, 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

Address:
1194 Newfound Gap Road
National Park TN, 28719
Phone:
(828) 497-1904

This 10-mile path is a multi-modal paved, linear-loop that runs through downtown Townsend, Tennessee. The path runs parallel with US 321. Parking is available at both ends. The path passes by many restaurants, shops, and motels, as well as several historic sites.

Access: Parking available at both ends of bike trail located on U.S. 321 in Townsend or at Smoky Mountain Visitor Center. Three pedestrian underpasses, parking located throughout, picnic opportunities by the river. Follow the mile-marker posts that designate historic sites along the way.
 
                       .0 START – at Smoky Mountain Visitor Center (can begin anywhere along the trail)
                       .3 Farmer Bicentenniel Farm
                       .4 Bethel Baptist Church
                       1.4 Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
                       1.6 Potleg Hill
                       2.5 Laughing Horse Motel
                       2.7 Mill Dam at Ye Olde Mill Campground
                       2.9 Heffron Log Cabin
                       3.9 Dark Island Swinging Bridge
                       4.0 Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum
                       4.2 Shea House
                       5.1 The Archaeology of Tuckaleechee Cove
                       5.2 The Cherokee Period
                       6.3 Emert Bluff & Old Tuckaleechee
                       6.3 The Archaic Period: 9,000-1,000 B.C.
                       6.4 The Archaeology of Tuckaleechee Cove
                       6.5 Kinzel Springs
                       7.3 The Woodland Period: 1,000-800 A.D.
                       7.6 The Mississippian Period 800-1,600 A.D.
                       8.4 Campground Methodist Church
                       8.5 John Smith Cabin
                       9.6 Myers Cemetery