~General Information for Townsend, Tennessee~
City of Townsend –history, services, local government, city council minutes and links for Townsend, Tennessee.
~Townsend Area Attractions~
Wood ‘n Strings Dulcimer Shop –free music every Saturday evening on the Pickin’ Porch, seasonal.
~Great Smoky Mountains Information~
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park -official National Park Service website.
- Seasonal Facilities Schedule -campgrounds, picnic areas
- Backcountry Facilities -For current backcountry trail and campsite information call (865) 436-1297 or (865) 436-1231.
Cades Cove -information about Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed to motor vehicles until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from May 6 – Sept. 23 to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy the cove.
Great Smoky Mountains Association -a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to support the Park’s educational, scientific, and historical programs and to enhance public enjoyment and understanding of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
~Smoky Mountains and Townsend Area News~
Maryville Daily Times –news and info for Blount County,Tennessee
Sevier County News –online news site for Sevier County, Tennessee
Knoxville News Sentinel –Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding area news, including the Great Smoky Mountains
WBIR TV –Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding area news
~Smoky Mountains and Townsend Area Events~
~Maps of The Smoky Mountains~
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Maps -park map, trail map, map of region and campground maps.
Quadrangle Maps of Great Smoky Mountains National Park -topographical maps from USGS, also historical maps
~Hiking, Fishing and More in the Smokies~
Hiking in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and TN – NC Smokies -list of hiking trails in the Park, Appalachian Trail sections in the Park, live hiking and field updates
~Science and Education in The Great Smoky Mountains~
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont -adult and family programs, Citizen Science program, day hikes, summer camps for children, school programs, college programs and teacher training.
Discover Life in America: Great Smoky Mountains All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory -activities, lessons, links, resources, workshops for teachers, programs for students and the public and internships available.
~My Photography of the Smoky Mountains~