16 Best Gatlinburg Webcams: Live Views of the Smokies

sunrise over smoky mountains

Get a live look at the Smoky Mountains any time with these live web cameras (photo by Katherine Gregorio/stock.adobe.com)

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Are you missing the Smoky Mountains and need to see live views of Gatlinburg with a webcam? You’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re checking in on traffic, weather conditions or cute animals, we have you covered.

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 Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).

In no particular ranking order, here is a list of the top webcams in the Smoky Mountains area:


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1. Hearthside Cabin Rentals

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!

View the Hearthside Cabin Rentals webcam

2. Look Rock (GSMNP)

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.

View the Look Rock webcam

view from anavista tower
A view from the AnaVista tower in Gatlinburg (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

3. Anakeesta (Gatlinburg)

With its new AnaVista tower, Anakeesta now 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.

View Anakeesta’s webcam

4. Cabins USA (Pigeon Forge)

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.

View the Cabins USA webcam

A view from Clingmans Dome observation deck
On a clear day, visitors can see views that span over 100 miles (photo by Marie Graichen/TheSmokies.com)

5. Clingmans Dome (GSMNP)

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 spans over 100 miles. Note that this webcam is out of service during the winter months.

View the Clingmans Dome webcam

Read Also: 10 things you didn’t know about Clingmans Dome

Eagles at Dollywood
See these eagles live on camera with the Dollywood eagle cam (photo by Daniel Munson/TheSmokies.com)

6. Dollywood Eagle Cams (Pigeon Forge)

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.

View Dollywood’s eagle cam

7. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park (Gatlinburg)

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.

View the SkyLift Park webcam

space needle in gatlinburg at night
The Space Needle in Gatlinburg (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

8. Gatlinburg Space Needle (Gatlinburg)

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.

View the Gatlinburg Space Needle webcam

9. Newfound Gap (GSMNP)

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.

View the Newfound Gap camera

aerial tramway at ober in the winter
Ober is an iconic winter destination in Gatlinburg (media photo courtesy of Ober Mountain)

10. Ober Mountain (Gatlinburg)

Ober Mountain, formerly known as Ober Gatlinburg, offers an activities view of the iconic attraction.

In the winter season, watch as guests enjoy playing in the snow and riding the lift.

Ober is the only skiing and snowboarding destination in the state of Tennessee.

View the Ober Gatlinburg webcam 

Read Also: Ober Gatlinburg is now Ober Mountain: What does it mean for the park?

11. Patriot Getaways (Pigeon Forge)

The Patriot Getaways cameras offer two views. One view shows Knotty Nest, which overlooks Pigeon Forge.

The second camera is above Smoky Mountain Escape Games. The Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge is visible in this live view.

View the Patriot Getaways webcam

12. Purchase Knob (GSMNP)

The camera from Purchase Knob looks northeast and shows the mountain view along with current weather conditions.

View the Purchase Knob camera

Penguins at Ripley's
Visitors don’t need to be at the aquarium in person to check in on their penguin friends (photo courtesy of Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies)

13. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

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.

View Ripley’s penguin cam here.

14. Twin Creeks (GSMNP)

The Twin Creeks camera offers a view of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at an elevation of about 1,932 feet.

This view is updated about every 15 minutes.

View the Twin Creeks camera

View of The Gatlinburg Summit webcam
A view from The Gatlinburg Summit via MTC Rentals (screenshot courtesy of MTC Rentals)

15. The Gatlinburg Summit (MTC Rentals)

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.

View the Gatlinburg Summit webcam

16. WonderWorks (Pigeon Forge)

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.

View the WonderWorks webcam

What’s your favorite live view of the Great Smoky Mountains and Sevier County? Let us know in the comments!

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Alaina O'Neal

Alaina is the owner and founder of Alaina Media LLC, a freelance graphic design agency, the owner and founder of BoardGameChick.com, and the co-founder of TheSmokies.com LLC – a media company that specializes in regional travel sites.

5 thoughts on “16 Best Gatlinburg Webcams: Live Views of the Smokies”

  1. VERY disappointed in the web cams – I would like to see live views of the car-lined streets during Rod Run and other cars shows. I am fearful of being there in person because of Covid. I would have thought that Pigeon Forge would have been forward-thinking enough to have made sure that there were live web cams catching the action!

  2. You made some good points there. I did a search on the matter and found the majority of people will agree with your blog.

  3. Ya I like see more webcams in smoky mtns. Afraid come down cause of illness.i miss the mountains

  4. Whenever I need a Smoky Mountain “fix,” I come to these cameras often. Much appreciative of those who have these cameras for all to see. My favorite place in the world is the Smokies, and I go there to visit as often as I can. Thank you for the cameras!

  5. I would like to see a cam for people watching the streets of Gatlinburg.There used to be one close to one of the downtown bars. Dont know what happened to it.

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