Lookout League

Photo by Joye Ardyn Durham

Becoming a member comes with BIG benefits

The Smokies Life Lookout League business membership consists of multiple local, regional, and national businesses committed to supporting the Great Smokies area and ensuring the preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Businesses in the park’s gateway communities play an important role in the support of this natural resource. By becoming a Lookout League partner, your business helps to fund the educational, interpretive, and research programs sponsored by Smokies Life. Choose from four benefit levels–named after fire towers in the park–to suit your business needs: Mount Cammerer, Cove Mountain, Shuckstack and Look Rock. Explore the links below for more details on membership levels and to view our current partners. Use the link above to join the Lookout League.

All Park Keeper members receive generous discounts from a variety of participating attractions, restaurants, stores, and more! Our Lookout League partner businesses help support the Smokies with their generosity and by giving back to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park visitors who help keep local areas thriving.

Lookout League Business Partner Levels

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

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


865.436.7318 Ext 320