Great Smoky Mountains Backcountry Permits


Parking is limited and obtaining a parking tag does not guarantee a parking spot at a specific location.  Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the park.  Backcountry users should plan to arrive early in the morning to secure a parking spot for their intended backcountry itinerary, especially at the busier trailheads in the park - including but not limited to: Laurel Falls, Alum Cave, Deep Creek, Big Creek, Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, Rainbow Falls, and trailheads along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. 

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Use this page to find your transactions and also print/download your backcountry permits. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print your backcountry permit. You should have received an email with all of this information when you successfully paid for your backcountry permit. All the requested fields are required.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backcountry Permits v3.5.106 - Last Update: January 31, 2023

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Gatlinburg, TN 37738


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