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Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Oconaluftee Visitor Center

At the park's southern entrance, near Cherokee, NC, this is the park's only LEED-certified visitor center. Its exhibits trace the cultural history of the region and provide fascinating insight into the indigenous pe…
Booking Service in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Barks & Recreation

Located about 5.5 miles east of downtown Gatlinburg, this place receives consistently positive feedback for its dog boarding and daycare. It offers competitive rates for short drop-offs ($10 for four hours, $2.50 fo…
Tourist Information in Cades Cove

Orientation Shelter

Stop by this big tent at the start of the Cades Cove Loop Rd for the park newspaper and the Cades Cove Tour booklet ($1). Staffers here can answer your questions. The main Cades Cove Visitor Center is halfway though…
Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sugarlands Visitor Center

At the park's northern entrance near Gatlinburg, the Sugarlands Visitor Center has helpful park rangers on hand to advise on hiking trails and other activities. Out the back, you'll find displays on native plants an…
Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Backcountry Permit Office

Next door to the Sugarlands Visitor Center, this place issues permits for backcountry campsites and shelters and can provide useful tips on backpacking trips. This is also the place to go if you need to make changes…
Tourist Information in Cataloochee Valley

Information Kiosk

Pull up here for information about local wildlife and to scan an overview map of the Big Cataloochee and Little Cataloochee Valleys. Just ahead you can pick up a few more brochures from the camp host at the Catalooc…
Tourist Information in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Clingmans Dome Visitor Station

At the trailhead to Clingmans Dome, this small visitor center has two park rangers who can advise on park activities. There's also a bookstore and shop as well toilets.
Tourist Information in Cades Cove

Cades Cove Visitor Center

Halfway along Cades Cove Loop Rd, 24 miles off Hwy 441 from the Gatlinburg entrance. Stop here for books about the history of Cades Cove, hiking guides, postcards and bottled water. Restrooms here, too.
Hospital in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Blount Memorial Hospital

Located 16 miles northwest of Townsend.
Hospital in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

LeConte Medical Center

Located 13 miles north of Gatlinburg.