City of Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the most visited parks in the nation, and an excellent choice for your upcoming vacation. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the few places remaining in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. The Black Bear has become a symbol for Gatlinburg, TN. Bears inhabit all elevations of the park. Though populations are variable, counts conducted in 2004 indicated approximately 1,600 bears live in the park.

Parks

For Reservations call the Gatlinburg Recreation Department at 1 (865) 436-4990.

Herbert Holt Park

Mills Park

Mynatt Park

Located just off the Parkway with:

Covered Pavilion
Sinks
Cooking Grills
Children's Streams
Horseshoe Pits
Playground Area
Walking Trails
Trout Facility
Picnic Tables
Restrooms

On Asbury Lane with:

Picnic Tables
Softball Field
Horseshoe Pits
Jogging Trail
Playground
Tennis Courts
Football Field
Basketball Court
Restrooms
400-Meter Track
Covered Pavilion
Sinks & Grills

On Mills Park Road just off Hwy 321 with:

Covered Pavilion
Children's Streams
Basketball Court
Tennis Courts
Horseshoe Pits
Playground Area
Baseball Field
Restrooms
Picnic Tables
Grills

0-4 hours: $35.00
4+ hours: $45.00

0-4 hours: $25.00
4+ hours: $35.00

0-4 hours: $25.00
4+ hours: $35.00

Climate in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elevations in the park range from 800 feet to 6,643 feet and topography affects local weather. Temperatures are 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops. Winters tend to be mild although winter conditions do apply. Plan on winter temps as low as 20s with warm days ranging in the 50s. Spring brings typically changeable conditions, especially in the National Park. Temperatures rebound nicely as early as March with precipitation on the increase. Summers are hot with cooler temps in the mountains, with cool and beautiful autumns. Gatlinburg Tennessee offers the joy of experiencing all four seasons in a most comfortable way.

Find these parking areas in Gatlinburg, Tennessee while visiting all the Gatlinburg-Attractions!

FREE Park and Ride Location on Highway 441 at the Welcome Center has 90 spaces for passenger vehicles.

FREE Park and Ride Location on Highway 321 beside the City Hall Complex has 86 spaces for passenger vehicles.

Traffic light #2 has spaces for 30 vehicles.

Parking garage at traffic light #3 has 380 vehicle spaces

Parking garage at Ripley's Aquarium has 380 vehicle spaces

Newton Lane parking has 80 spaces

Reagan Drive parking lot has 145 spaces including room for RV and buses

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