Smoky Mountains Visitors Guide


The Smoky Mointains Vistors Guide



Visitor Centers

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
The park is open year around.

Phone: (423) 286-7275

The Bandy Creek Visitor Center
is open daily, except Christmas.
Visitor Center hours are 8:00 to 4:30
from November through May and 8:00 to 6:00 from June through October (eastern time).

The Kentucky Visitor Center
is open daily from May through October from 9:00 to 5:30.
From November through April hours may vary. Calling ahead is suggested
Cherokee National Forest

Phone: (423) 476-9700

Nolichucky/Unaka Ranger District
4900 Asheville HWY SR70
Greeneville, TN 37743

Ocoee/Hiwassee Ranger District
3171 Highway 64
Benton, Tennessee 37307

Tellico Ranger District
250 Ranger Station Rd.
Tellico Plains, Tennessee 37385

Watauga Ranger District
PO Box 400
Unicoi, Tennessee 37692
Mount Rogers National Recreation Phone: (800) 628-7207  
Pisgah National Forest

Phone: (828) 257-4200

Nantahala National Forest

Phone: (828) 257-4200


Highlands Ranger District
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Phone: (865) 436-1200

Cades Cove Visitor Center
Is located off U.S. 321, about 12 miles southwest of Townsend, Tennessee

Sugarlands Visitor Center
Is located near the park's main entrance, two miles south of Gatlinburg along Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441). 

Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Is located at the park's main southern entrance, two miles north of Cherokee on U.S. 441. The exhibits focus on human history.

Gatlinburg Visitor Center
Is on U.S. 44, better known as "The Spur" at the entrance to Gatlinburg. A joint information center for Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism.

Chattahoochee National Forest

Phone: (770) 297-3000

Brasstown Bald Visitor  Center
The Visitor Information Center, located on the summit of the Bald, offers exhibits, video presentations and interpretive programs.

Anna Ruby Falls Visitor  Center
Its twin waterfalls, hiking trails, picnic area, visitor center and easy access from the nearby town of Helen, GA make it the single most visited national forest facility in Georgia. It's normal hours are from 9:00 a.m. until dusk.



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