Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (PDF Chapter)
This is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park chapter from Lonely Planet’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park guidebook.
Imagine watching the sky go from ink-black to periwinkle-blue as pink dawn clouds ripple across the endless, wrinkled chain of peaks stretching towards the horizon. It’s like nowhere else on Earth.
- kayak in Fontana Lake, or hop on the Appalachian Trail at Fontana Dam
- watch wildlife and hike past old-growth forest n the Cataloochee Valley
- take a scenic drive past tumbling waterfalls and historic cabins on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Day Hikes, Additional Hikes, Overnight Hikes, Sights & Activities, Courses, Sleeping, Eating.
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