Smokies Life Journal Missing Issues

We're pleased to provide readers with these past issues of Smokies Life Journal free of charge. Known as “the missing issues,” they are no longer in print, and unless you can find an old copy in a bookstore, they are not available anywhere else. Just click on the covers to read the entire issue. If you enjoy this content, please consider becoming a Park Keeper or making a donation. Park Keeper memberships support work of Smokies Life to protect the park and provide educational experiences for visitors.

Smokies Life Volume 2, #2
Fall 2008

Smokies Life Volume 4, #1
Spring 2010

Smokies Life Volume 6, #1
Spring 2012

Smokies Life Volume 6, #2
Fall 2012

Smokies Life Volume 7, #2
Fall 2013

Smokies Life Volume 9, #1
Spring 2015

Smokies Life Volume 9, #2
Fall 2015

Smokies Life Index

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