Get a live look at what’s happening in the Great Smoky Mountains
When you want a live view of the Smoky Mountains – whether you’re checking in on traffic, weather conditions or cute animals – there’s likely a live webcam that can fit your needs. With modern technology, live cameras make it easier than ever to “be there” without really being there. So whether you want to spy on some baby eaglets at Dollywood or see the view on the top of Clingmans Dome, these live webcams will transport you right to the heart of the mountains.
Many attractions in the Gatlinburg area offer a live look at the Smokies with a webcam. These attractions include Anakeesta, Ober Mountain and the Gatlinburg SkyPark. The National Park Service also offers a live view of some peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These views will provide a live look at Gatlinburg and beyond.
Hearthside Cabin Rentals offers views of both the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas from a few of their cabins. Get a sample of a beautiful mountain view from your cabin before you go!
Get a beautiful view of the mountains from Look Rock. This site also shows current air quality, visibility and weather conditions. This camera is located on the edge of the park at mid-elevation with potential views of iconic landmarks such as Mount LeConte and Cades Cove.
With its AnaVista tower, Anakeesta offers some of the tallest views in downtown Gatlinburg. The Anakeesta attraction offers 360-degree panoramic views from its observation tower. They also offer a live view of Firefly Village within the theme park. Remember to check Tripster for discounts if you are planning a trip to Anakeesta.
Cabins USA offers a live view of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. This view shows the area near the Titanic Museum along the main strip. It’s a great way to get a glimpse of the traffic in Pigeon Forge.
Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reaching an elevation of 6,643 feet. With the Clingmans Dome webcam, you can view current conditions and compare the difference between a good visibility day compared to a bad visibility day. On a clear day, guests can see a view of the mountains that span over 100 miles. Note that this webcam is out of service during the winter months.
Dollywood is home to the largest exhibit for non-releasable Bald Eagles in the United States. The eagle cams at Dollywood are one of my personal favorite views around the Smokies because if you’re lucky, you might just be able to watch a baby eaglet grow up before your very eyes. The Dollywood eagle cams are presented by the American Eagle Foundation. If you plan to see these eagles in person, remember you can book ahead of time with Tripster.
The SkyLift Park webcam offers a beautiful view of the mountains. Watch guests at SkyLift Park board the lift with a beautiful bird’s eye view of the mountains and the Space Needle in the background. They also offer a live 360-degree camera view of the attraction, showing off the iconic SkyBridge and SkyTrail.
The camera at the Gatlinburg Space Needle overlooks the Gatlinburg Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains. From this view, you can usually see popular attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium. This camera gives viewers an insight to current Gatlinburg traffic conditions and weather. If you’re planning a trip to see the view in person, check Groupon for discounts.
Newfound Gap, according to the National Park Service (NPS), is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Newfound Gap camera shows a live view of the Southeast as well as current weather conditions. Digital images from web-based cameras are updated about every 15 minutes.
Ober Mountain, formerly known as Ober Gatlinburg, offers a WVLT Weather Cam that shows activities at the iconic attraction. In the winter season, watch as guests enjoy playing in the snow and riding the lift. Ober is the only skiing destination in the state of Tennessee.
The camera from Purchase Knob looks northeast and shows the mountain view along with current weather conditions.
If a penguin cam doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I’m not sure what will. Watch these flightless birds play around in the water at Ripley’s and check in on your friends if you can’t make it to the aquarium in person. If you visit them in person, be sure to bundle your Ripley’s tickets and take advantage of the combo passes.
MTC Rentals offers a live view above Gatlinburg on Mt. Harrison at 3,000 feet. The 180-degree views encompass downtown Gatlinburg, Anakeesta, the Space Needle and panoramic views of Mount LeConte and Ober Mountain in Tennessee.
The WonderWorks webcam is a view of their building and its parking lot. So, if you’re considering a day at WonderWorks, the WonderWorks webcam can offer some insight into how crowded it might be. If you’re planning a trip, check Tripster for discounts.
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What’s your favorite live view of the Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County? Let us know in the comments!