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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Great Smoky Mountains National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Park Alerts (4)

***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campgrounds

Abram's Creek Campground
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Hiking
    Camping

Anthony Creek Horse Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Balsam Mountain Campground
    Wildlife Viewing
    Hiking
    Camping
    Biking

Big Creek Campground
    Wildlife Viewing
    Water Sports
    Visitor Center
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Boating

Big Creek Group Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Biking
    Picnicking
    Birding
    Backpacking

Big Creek Horse Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Wilderness
    Horseback Riding
    Backpacking

Cades Cove Campground
    Day Use Area
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Cades Cove Group Camp
    Day Use Area
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Cataloochee Campground
    Wildlife Viewing
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site
    Backpacking

Cataloochee Group Camp
    Camping
    Wildlife Viewing
    Historic & Cultural Site
    Backpacking

Cataloochee Horse Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Cosby Campground
    Historic & Cultural Site
    Amphitheater
    Evening Programs
    Day Use Area
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping

Cosby Group Camp
    Day Use Area
    Wildlife Viewing
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Deep Creek Campground
    Biking
    Backpacking
    Birding
    Camping
    Amphitheater
    Day Use Area
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Horseback Riding

Deep Creek Group Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Elkmont Campground
    Wildlife Viewing
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Elkmont Group Camp
    Day Use Area
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Round Bottom Horse Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site

Smokemont Campground
    Visitor Center
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Wildlife Viewing
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site
    Biking

Smokemont Group Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Visitor Center
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Interpretive Programs
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site
    Biking

Tow String Horse Camp
    Wildlife Viewing
    Horseback Riding
    Hiking
    Fishing
    Camping
    Historic & Cultural Site