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Horseback Riding

Davy Crockett Riding Stables - (865) 448-6411

Deer Farm Riding Stables - (865) 429-2276

Walden Creek Stables - (865) 429-0411

Cades Cove - (865) 448-6286

Deep Creek - (828) 488 - 8504

Smoky Mountain - (865) 436-5634

McCarters - (865) 436-5354

Smokemont - (828) 497-2373


Rafting In The Smokies
2470 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg - (865) 436-5008

Wildwater Rafting - (800) 451-9972

Water Sport

Ogle's Waterpark - (865) 453-8741


The Park does not encourage or recommend swimming in any of the streams.  If you do swim, it is at your own risk.  You are highly cautioned not to do so. The water is cold year round which can cause hypothermia.

For swimming pleasure there are several local activities offered on this page.


You will need a fishing license to fish in the state of Tennessee.  You can fish anywhere in the park unless it is posted as "No Fishing".  You can purchase a fishing license locally.  Be sure to find out the rules and regulations of fishing when you obtain your license.

Old Smoky Outfitters
511 Parkway #201- Gatlinburg, TN 37738 - (423) 430-1936


Information on ranger guided and/or self guided tours are available at any of the visitor/welcome centers.

The Park has many beautiful waterfalls that you can hike to and see.  Follow the waterfall link for information on each individual waterfall.  Click for waterfall information.

For those of you that don't want to hike on foot there are several motor trails that you can enjoy. Click here for motor trail information.

Important things to remember when hiking:

Wear comfortable shoes that keep your feet warm and protect your feet. Hiking boots are recommended.

Do not drink untreated water.

Stay on the trails to avoid getting lost.

It is illegal to remove anything from the park. Leave everything as you find it.  Including flowers & rocks.

Keep children with you at all times.

Do not climb the trees or on the rocks around the waterfalls.

PLEASE do not liter!! Take everything out of the park that you bring in.  Everything means everything!  Candy wrappers, gum wrappers, lunch wrappings, leftover food, cigarette butts.  GARBAGE KILLS BEARS!  Not to mention all the other animals who call this Park their home.  It also keeps the Park beautiful for your viewing pleasure and others. Thank you!


Backcountry Camping (Backpacking)

There are over 85 Backcountry campsites and 16 shelters to choose from.  Some will even provide for your horses.  Information about these sites can be obtained at any Park visitor/welcome center.

Gatlinburg Welcome Center - (865) 436-0120

Backcountry Information - (865) 436-1297 - Info Only
Backcountry Reservations - (865) 436-1231 - Res. Only

Frontcountry Camping (Developed)

You can obtain Frontcountry Camping information at any visitor/welcome center.  Here are just a few Frontcountry Campgrounds.

Cades Cove, Smokemont, Elkmont - (800) 365-2267

Deep Creek - (828) 497-1930

Catalooche, Crosby - (865) 436-1266


Bicycles are allowed on any road that is open to automobile traffic.  Bicycles are not allowed on the Park trails but there may be a few exceptions.  Please be safe and wear helmets! Children under 12 are required to do so by law in the state of Tennessee.

Cades Cove offers bicycle rentals.


There are many nice picnic areas in the Smokies.  You can obtain picnic area information at any of the visitor/welcome centers.

CAUTION:  Please!! Do not feed the animals for your safety and the animals.

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