The Great Smoky Mountains are located in western North Carolina and eastern
Tennessee. Elevations range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet.
Scientists estimate that they only know about 12% of the plants and animals
that live in the Great Smoky Mountains Park.
Rainfall ranges from 55 inches in the Lowlands to 85 inches at Clingman's
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation has its home here.