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Clingmans Dome


Clingmans Dome
County Sevier County, TN
Elevation 6,643 ft
Latitude 35.562779
Longitude -83.498540

At an elevation of 6,643 feet, Clingsman Dome is the highest point in Tennessee and the second highest point east of the Mississippi River. The Dome is also the highest point on the Appalachian Trail and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The peak is located on the Tennessee - North Carolina border. A wooden fire tower stood on this peak until 1959 when a 55 ft concrete observation tower was completed. On an infrequent clear sunny day views extend over 100 miles into seven states.

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The mountain peak is accessed from a seven mile paved road off of US Highway 441 just passed Newfound Gap. The road is open from April 1st to November 30th. The observation tower is located only a 1/2 mile from the parking area.