Boy in nice clothes taking picture with cameraThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a vast and beautiful wonderland of mountainous terrain, breathtaking waterfalls, abundant wildlife and nature’s best display of flora and fauna. Millions of visitors each year take in the scenes by enjoying hiking, fishing, nature walks, camping and historical structures. There are ample photo opportunities within the park to commemorate your special trip.

The park boasts over 800 miles of hiking trails, from easy nature walks to deep back-country hikes. Choose one at your level and use nature’s beauty as the backdrop to your photos. There are plenty of waterfalls to take in, including Grotto, Laurel, Abrams and Rainbow falls which are among the park’s most spectacular and popular sites.

The many preserved historical structures in the park also form excellent settings for photographs. The park has worked to preserve hundreds of houses, barns, grist mills, schools and other buildings for your viewing pleasure. Check out Cades Cove, Cataloochee, Oconaluftee or the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail to see take you and your family back to simpler times.

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The Gatlinburg area provides numerous opportunities for unique Gatlinburg lodging as you take time to explore all the park has to offer. You and your family might camp, check out the condo rentals in Gatlinburg, rent a chalet or cabin or stay at a more traditional hotel or motel. There are also plenty of photo opportunities awaiting you at any of these locations. Where is your favorite place to take pictures while you are in the Smoky Mountains? We would love to know! Share it with us on our Facebook page.