Plan Your Trip

We’ve compiled the following resources to help make your travel planning and visit with us a little bit easier. Unless otherwise stated, Townsend Tourism does not receive any profit from listing these resources. Please make sure to research files and apps before downloading them to your device.

Local Guides

Request a printed vacation guide from or download one for free on their website →

Download the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trail Map→

Visitor’s Centers

The Townsend Visitor’s Center is open year-round and provides information about travel, tourism, natural history, and cultural traditions. The Visitor’s Center will often host live demonstrations and other events. Give them a call before your visit to learn more about their calendar.

Townsend Visitor’s Center
7906 E Lamar Alexander Parkway
(800) 525-6834

Cades Cove Visitor’s Center
686 Cades Cove Loop Road
(865) 436-7318

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Visitor Center
9275 Tremont Road
(865) 448-6709

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Downloadable Apps

Cades Cove
Populace, Inc. – Free

This driving tour mobile app will take you through the history of Cades Cove. With GPS mapping, voice narration and historical photos this app will guide you through this beautiful area, full of wildlife and history.
Download for Android →

Great Smoky Mountains
Chimani, Inc. – Free

The Chimani Great Smoky Mountains National Park app boasts rich, detailed information on the unspoiled Appalachian woodlands and other attractions of this fascinating national park.
Download for Android →

Great Smoky Mountains
Rado – Free

Have you ever during mountain hiking, stood on the pass wondered what is the name of that beautiful peak on the right? Now you can just pull out your phone, launch the application and point the camera towards. Peak Search is an augmented reality application. On the smartphone screen, we see the camera image with additional information imposed – points out the name of the place and the distance to it.
Download for Android →

Hiking Biking Smoky Mountains
Populace, Inc. – Free

This app features guides to hiking and biking trails in and around the National Park, including the Cades Cove Loop and the Maryville-Alcoa Trails. Also included is a listing of Outfitters, GPS enabled maps, social media, and web links to travel information and more.
Download for Android →

Official Great Smoky Mountains
Nomad Mobile Guides – Free

The official app for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Includes the Visitor’s Guide to the Smokies. All the basic information you need to know to plan your trip to the Smokies, or experience the park without leaving the house. Everything is accessible without a cell signal for use within the park.
Download for Android →
Download for iOS →