Great Smoky Mountains Backcountry Permits

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*** Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures for any current trail or campsite closures (http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm) or contact the Backcountry Office at 865-436-1297.

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

Phone:

(865) 436-1200

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