Information & Facts
There is no park entrance fee
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The park is open year round, but some roads may be
closed in winter (for updated road and weather information, call +1
865 436 1200). The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is open daily from
8am to 6pm (October), 8am to 4:30pm (November to March), and 8am to