Balsam Mountain Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • July 14, 2017
    A local friend told me about the Balsam Mountain area and the drive. She was right. There was no one around. The drive is a long one, but it's well worth it. It's very peaceful and enjoyable. You driv...  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    We loved driving on this road.very beautiful scenery and very peaceful.we drove a jeep but a car would have been fine.saw two other autos. Parked no people.all in all a very good morning  more »
  • April 24, 2017
    Balsam Mountain Road is one of those awesome winding, always changing, ever new roads that are such a joy to travel in the Smokies.  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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