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Outdoor Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Cades Cove , Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Nestled among Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove offers opportunities to explore historical areas and untamed wilderness. Drive th
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    Clingmans Dome , Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    At an elevation of 2,025 m (6,643 ft or 1.25 mi), Clingmans Dome is both the tallest mountain of the Great Smokies and the highest point alon
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    Roaring Fork , Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Deep within the lush wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains, Roaring Fork is surrounded with waterfalls, forested hills, and a number of tra
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    Splash down the crystal waters of the Pigeon River, one of the most popular whitewater rivers on the east coast, on a rafting or tubing trip
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    Mount LeConte , Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Visit the third highest peak of the Great Smoky Mountains and trek along one of five trails at Mount LeConte. You'll earn a magnificent view
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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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