Great Smoky Mountains National Park Vehicle Reservations

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parking reservations at Laurel Falls are NOT currently required. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park implemented a PILOT parking reservation for Laurel Falls from September 7 through October 3, 2021. 

Laurel Falls Trail is one of the most visited trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 375,000 visitors in 2020 and parking is limited. Laurel Falls is 80-feet high and named for the mountain laurel which grows along the trail and near the falls. The waterfall consists of an upper and a lower section, divided by a walkway which crosses the stream at the base of the upper falls. The roundtrip distance to Laurel Falls is 2.6 miles and the hike is considered moderate in difficulty. 

More information about Laurel Falls can be found here

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The reservation fee is non-refundable. 

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107 Park Headquarters Rd Gatlinburg TN 37738

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