Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Cataloochee Valley is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To visit Cataloochee Valley on your trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning website .
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  • What a truly hidden gem. Don't attempt to drive in with a car that has low ground clerance! Once over the mountains, on a narrow dirt/gravel road you are met with a typical 2 lane paved National Park ...  more »
  • We had always wanted to take the trip into Cataloochee Valley, especially my husband, but we never seemed to have time to fit it into our trip. We would always just do the usual Cades Cove loop, which...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our day in the Cataloochee Valley during our trip to Waynesville. We saw so many elk right outside of our car, which was awesome! The views are priceless. My only complaint is that t...  more »

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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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