The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited national park in the country! From hundreds of trails to gorgeous waterfalls, you’ll want to come see everything the Smoky Mountains have to offer.
Mt. LeConte is considered the “Tallest Mountain East of the Mississippi River,” rising up from the valley (Gatlinburg) and towering over us at a height of 6,593 feet! Exploring the Smokies by car is an excellent idea because you can see more in a short amount of time … When you get to your destination, get out and take in all the history, culture and remembrances of things from a time long past.
Tennessee is covered by more than 60,000 stream miles and over 540,000 lake acres, offering some spectacular shows of natures beauty. You are formally invited to experience the depth, beauty, mist and magic of Smoky Mountain waterfalls.
The Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program allows/permits people from all walks of life to step in and lend a hand to help the park staff assist the visitors by doing jobs that otherwise could not be done.
Some of the way the VIPs help out here are by:
To apply for the program, you simply call or write the park requesting the Volunteers in Parks’ information packet. It will contain more details of these and other positions available here, along with an application form you fill out and return to the park. Please keep in mind that housing in the park is not available.
To receive a packet contact:
VIP Coordinator Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Drive
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
*provided by www.nps.gov