Even when you aren’t in the Smokies, you can still enjoy them! There are webcams in the Smoky Mountains so you can enjoy views.
The webcam at Newfound Gap shows an incredible view of the mountains. You can see a section of Newfound Gap Road going through the mountains and a parking lot in the bottom section. The camera faces southeast and is on the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. Newfound Gap is actually the lowest drivable pass in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it helped contribute to the park being free to enter.
Another webcam in the Smoky Mountains you’ll love being able to enjoy at home is
Look Rock. This camera is set up at a viewpoint along Foothills Parkway. You can see several mountains. When you come back to the Smokies, you can enjoy this view in person!.To get to Look Rock, you just have to walk a short 0.5 mile trail off the Foothills Parkway. This is a unique scenic drive in the Smokies because the road has been under construction for about 75 years. There’s still a section about 33.5 miles long that has yet to be completed.
On the North Carolina side of the Smokies, there is the Purchase Knob webcam. It faces northeast and has a view of distant mountains with a close up of a valley. This property was the largest amount of land donated to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can also see this view in person after a short 0.5 mile hike to the lookout point. Around this area, you’ll find a historic cabin, a 50-person classroom, and housing for visiting scientists.
You might not think of Ober Gatlinburg first when you think of looking at webcams in the Smoky Mountains, but they actually have two. The first webcam is especially beautiful in the fall with the color changes or in winter when snow falls. The second webcam faces the bottom of the ski slopes. You can watch skiing and snowboarding, along with watching hill tubing, rock climbing, and water slides.
Gatlinburg Space Needle
The Gatlinburg Space Needle webcam is different from the other webcams. You can actually control what you see. You can look down at downtown Gatlinburg and watch people walk by. If you want to see other parts of the Parkway, you can choose left or right Parkway. Look at Gatlinburg facing Pigeon Forge, the national park entrance, or towards Gatlinburg on the webcam.
You’ll love being able to watch these webcams in the Smoky Mountains at home until you can come back and enjoy them in person. When you’re ready to return to the mountains, you’ll want to do something fun. Look through all the sub-categories on the menu tabs titled ‘Area Info/Tips’, ‘Activities’ and ‘National Park’. Use the drop down arrows to filter your search.
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