FREE RESOURCES

Stay up-to-date and in-the-know before setting out on any adventure. Use these resources to ensure you’re equipped for a safe, enjoyable and educational trip—every step of the way.

Wildflower Reports

Fall Color Reports

Printable Wildlife Checklists

Smokies Life Missing Issues

Outdoor Recreation Map

FREE RESOURCES

Enjoy all of our resources on your Smoky Mountains journey.

Wildflower Reports

Fall Color Reports

Printable Wildlife Checklists

Smokies Life "Missing Issues"

Outdoor Recreation Map

Great Smokies

Welcome Center

Hours of Operation

(subject to change)

Open year round (closed December 25)


January - February

Open Daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

March - November

Open Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
December

Open Daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Great Smokies Welcome Center is located on U.S. 321 in Townsend, TN, 2 miles from the west entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors can get information about things to see and do in and around the national park and shop from a wide selection of books, gifts, and other Smokies merchandise. Daily, weekly, and annual parking tags for the national park are also available.

Physical Address

7929 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Townsend TN 37882

Contact

865.436.7318 Ext 320