With 276,000 acres in North Carolina and 244,000 acres in Tennessee, the park is the largest protected land area east of the Rocky Mountains. This national treasure is home to variety of plant and animal life, recreational opportunities, hiking and cultural history. The park preserves historical structures of early European settlements.
There are no admissions charges but there are modest fees for camping in developed areas and some activities. For camping reservations, call (800) 365-2267.