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
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
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
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
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
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 ride 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
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 the Ripley’s penguin cam
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
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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