Great Smoky Mountains Backcountry Permits

Be sure to carefully review the information before obtaining a backcountry permit. At this time, backcountry permits and AT thru-hiker permits can be made within 14 days from the first night of your trip. For more information about what is open in the park, please visit For trip planning assistance or other backcountry questions, contact the Backcountry Office at 865-436-1297 (8 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, daily).

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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 v3.0.061 - Last Update: June 19, 2020

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Gatlinburg, TN 37738


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