Aunt Bug's Cabin Rental Staff - One of my favorite places to take a little hike is in Gatlinburg. You park at the end around #10, and walk the trail that begins there along the river and it goes to the Sugarlands Visitors Center. Its not that hard of a walk, but I always see at least a bear in the trees and the river is great and it is always peaceful. I think round trip its like 2 ½ miles but at the end it makes you feel good, and its still close to home. So that is my life. - Terry
Sugarlands Visitor Center
Open every day except Christmas Day.
January - February 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
April - May 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
June - August 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
September - October 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
November 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Inside the park, 2 miles south of Gatlinburg on US-441.
Ranger-led programs conducted seasonally. Check at the visitor center for locations and times.
Free admission to 20-minute film about the park. Extensive natural history exhibits.
Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop. Public restrooms and telephones. Soda and water machines. Backcountry permit station. Photo courtesy of Real Travel Adventures.