Smoky Mountains National Park Facts [Infographic]
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
In this forest that straddles the North Carolina and Tennessee state lines, visitors encounter row after row of amazing views and remnants of the Southern Appalachian way of life.
The Southern Sixers
The group of mountain peaks in North Carolina and Tennessee with heights of at least 6,000 feet. Most of them are found in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
- Old Black
- Mount Guyot
- Luftee Knob
- Mount LeConte
- Mount Love
- Mount Buckley
- Clingmans Dome
- One of the few national parks that doesn't charge admission.
- A 70-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail winds through the park.
- The park has 1,500 species of wildflowers - the most of any national park
- July sees 1.2 million visitors and is the busiest month.
- January sees 320,000 visitors and is the quietest month.
- There are more than 2,115 miles of fishing streams and rivers.
- The park is home to 1,600 black bears.
- There are 78 historic structures in the park.
- More than 13,000 members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee live within the 56,000 acre Qualla Boundary.
- Approximately 550 miles of hiking trails are open to horses.