If you find yourself missing the Smokies and wishing you could be in the area, there’s a way you can feel like you’re here. There are quite a few Smoky Mountain webcams up in the area that provide you with a live feed in different parts of the Smokies. You may find yourself watching them all the time until you come back! Here are the top 5 Smoky Mountain webcams to watch when you miss the Smokies:
1. Newfound Gap
Want to have incredible mountain views from the lowest drivable pass in the Smoky Mountains? You should watch the Newfound Gap webcam. It is located right on the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. This road connects Gatlinburg and Cherokee. Newfound Gap Road actually helped the Great Smoky Mountains National Park operate without an entrance fee. When Tennessee turned over the road, they had one exception; the government couldn’t impose tolls on people who used the road.
2. Look Rock
Another great Smoky Mountain webcam to watch while you’re at home is Look Rock. You’ll have an incredible view of valleys and mountains you won’t want to stop looking at when you miss the mountains! Look Rock is located along the Foothills Parkway, which is a scenic drive you should take the next time you’re in town. You can even see this view in person if you climb the 0.5 mile trail to the lookout point.
3. Purchase Knob
On the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains, you can watch a webcam that is set up at Purchase Knob. It is located in the east part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will be able to see valleys and the mountains on the webcam. If you want to see this view in person, you can hike about 0.5 mile to the view point.
4. Gatlinburg Space Needle
Do you love downtown Gatlinburg? You can see it, even at home! There’s a Smoky Mountain webcam set up on the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Get a great view of downtown Gatlinburg and watch people walk along the sidewalks. You can see almost every part of the downtown strip, as well as the entrance to the national park, Gatlinburg towards Pigeon Forge, and even towards Ober Gatlinburg. You get to choose which way the camera faces, so have fun exploring the area on the webcam you get to control!
5. Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg also has a couple of webcams set up. One of them faces towards downtown Gatlinburg from Ober, giving you a great view of the mountains. Their other webcam is set up so you can watch people rock climb, slide down the tubing hill, come down the hill from skiing and snowboarding, and much more. It’s a ton of fun to watch people enjoy themselves at Ober!
Now you know which Smoky Mountain webcams you should watch when you miss the mountains! Since you’re missing the mountains, why not go ahead and start planning your next trip? Look through our Pigeon Forge condos and book one today for your next vacation!