Clingmans Dome - It's some of the most beautiful landscape in the world and it's nestled here at the top of “Old Smoky! Standing 6,643 feet above the mountains, you’ll become mesmerized by the 360 degree panoramic view that most assuredly steals your breath away! The power of God can be felt strongly as you observe the rolls of mountains for as far as the eye can see! It's here you can observe some of our Great Creator's most awesome work!
This area is one of the most photographed areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Viewing distance is remarkable! On average, you should be able to see at least twenty miles away. But if you visit on an exceedingly clear day, you can look down upon seven states stretching over 100 miles from the tower!
There is possibilities of snowfall anytime between May and September. Because of weather conditions, the road leading to this area is normally closed between December 1-March 31. We saw the Great Smoky Mountains at their best! The colors are brilliant in the fall; however it’s beautiful year around.
Because it’s so cool, and wet in this area, bugs and insects has caused disease to the delicate spruce-fir forest. You’re going to see lots of dead trunks and dying trees during your visit here. However, lots of new trees are springing up to replace the dying ones.
When I visited with my friend Cindy, we had a wonderful time! We didn’t see any wild animals, but the black bear visits quite frequently! "Watch your back, Cindy!" The famous Appalachian Trail comes through Clingman's Dome! The trail Cindy is standing on is a just one small section.
Clingman's Dome stands at the halfway point between Tennessee and North Carolina. However, according to Google Maps it's actual location is in Bryson City, N.C.
The information center is an excellent resource for finding everything you want to know about Clingmans Dome and the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s a nice gift shop inside carrying souvenirs for everyone on your “bring back from vacation” gift list!
One of the best ways to enjoy your visit is to bring a picnic lunch and spend the whole day. However, there are lots of ways to enjoy Clingmans Dome. Whatever you decide, you can be sure it's a day in the mountains you'll treasure forever - GUARANTEED!