The Great Smokies, Smokey, Smoky Mountains are within a day's drive of three-quarters of the nation's population and for that and other reasons have been an extremely popular vacation destination for decades since the Park's inception. The Park receives approximately ten million visitors yearly.
The GSMNP straddles east Tennessee and western North Carolina and the highest ridges at the boundaries of the two states includes 69 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT)
Towns and villages have grown up around the Smokies to welcome these millions of travelers and extend the famous southern hospitality to those seeking lodging accommodations, things to do and good places to eat.
Smoky Mountain towns in east Tennessee:
Smokey Mountain towns in western North Carolina: