Arriving in Destination

There are many ways to reach the Smoky Mountains by vehicle, but a few key gateway towns for accessing the park include the following:

Knoxville, TN 40 miles northwest of Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Asheville, NC 55 miles east of Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Chattanooga, TN 150 miles southwest of Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Atlanta, GA 170 miles southwest of Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Charlotte, NC 170 miles southeast of Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Nashville, TN 230 miles northwest of Sugarlands Visitor Center.