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Mountains - Western Region
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Big Creek © Jim Oakley
View on the way to Mouse Creek Falls
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sparks Lane © Ed Heaton
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
Mud Bath
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
Ive got the Right of Way
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
The Rut is on.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee © Jim Oakley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mouse Creek Falls © Jim Oakley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
Elk bugling in Cataloochee Valley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Daniel Ewert
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Daniel Ewert
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Velvet © Deborah Garland
Deer with antler in velvet
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Morning Mist © Deborah Garland
Early morning light enters the valley of Cades Cove
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Smoke © Michelle Dillon
Psalm 10432 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Michelle Dillon
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Michelle Dillon
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Michelle Dillon
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mouse Creek Falls © Jim Oakley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Yellow Lady © Deborah Garland
Yellow Lady Slipper
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Middle Prong Little River © Ed Heaton
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Chris Smith
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Daniel Ewert
Great Smoky Mountains National Park © Daniel Ewert
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smokey Mts National Park © John Zignich
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
For a great outdoors experience, visit Smoky Mountains National Park. Besides the awesome panorama of scenic wonders, there are a wide variety of activities available within the park?s boundaries for both adults and children. Recommended is biking, camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, nature viewing, photography, picnicking and more.

Great Smokey Mountains has over 800 miles of trails to be explored by the avid hiker. Cascading waterfalls greet you at every stream. Rest along the banks of a tranquil pool, close your eyes and listen to the soothing sound of water to ease stress before continuing on your way. Stop at strategic points on the trails to take in picturesque views that will leave you breathless.

Within the park fishermen will find over 2,115 miles of streams in which to wet their lines. Experience a variety of angling opportunities. Fish in a remote headwater trout stream or head to one of the smallmouth bass streams to catch fish for a delicious dinner. Great Smoky Mountains offer opportunities to either of these species year ?round. Remember to take along your fishing license.

The park offers both front and backcountry campsites. Front country sites offer restrooms with flush toilets and running cold water. Backcountry sites require users to obtain a free backcountry user?s permit, which is available at most Ranger stations. There are no facilities in backcountry sites.

If you enjoy horseback riding, rent a horse from one of the many stables located within the park. Average rental fees are $20 per hour. If you have your own horses, you can ride it along the 550 miles of trails that are open to horses. Be sure to stay on trails that are designated for horses. Off-trail and cross-country riding is not allowed.

Bring the entire family to Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy a picnic at one of the many picnic areas, then take a hike on one of the trails to enjoy animal viewing and panoramic views. Many animals make the park their home and it?s always nice to view them in their natural habitat.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place to enjoy time in the great outdoors and enjoy a nature experience. Visit often for great fun and a wide range of outdoor activities.

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