Great Smoky Mountains Backcountry Permits

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Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backcountry Permit System!

General Backcountry Permits

AT Thru-Hiker Permits

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backcountry Permits v3.0.009 - Last Update: April 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


(865) 436-1200

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