They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which protects most of the range.
Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Great Smoky Mountains are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, which run down most of the East Coast of the United States. Once "the Appalachian Club" of the early 20th century, Elkmont played a huge part in the very creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The citizens of the town sold their property to the government in exchange for a lifetime lease, and most of those leases expired in the 90s and early 2000s, leaving all of the structures empty.
Whether you're looking for an easy stroll near Gatlinburg, or an epic hike deep into the Smokies backcountry, we provide all the tools you'll need to make your hiking trip as enjoyable as possible. As a result of its exceptional natural beauty, old-growth forests, diversity of wildlife and plant.
Our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are the preferred choice of accommodations with features ranging from full kitchens and large family rooms to outside porches and decks, gas grills and hot tubs. From fully-equipped cabins, chalets and condominiums to lovely bed and breakfast inns and convenient campgrounds, you’re sure to find Smoky Mountain rentals to fit every taste and budget.
The Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg visitors will be able to get a new look at the Smokies when the SkyBridge opens later this month The Great Smoky Mountains. 1 May at 16:13 ·. Opening May 2019: The Ridge.
Our Smoky Mountain campground at Greenbrier Campground offers RV & tent camp sites, as well as cabin rentals. Located near Gatlinburg with swimming areas, free wifi, and more. Greenbrier Campground offers tent camping in our center grass with water and electric close to all campground amenities. We also offer riverside tent camping on our second island, walk- in only, with water and electric and only 50 yards from campground amenities. Depending on your definition of roughing it, we have something for everyone. Greenbrier Campground in the heart of the Smoky Mountains offers almost 100 full hookup campsites for your vacation.