Fontana Dam & Visitors Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#2 of 9 in Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Dam · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Fontana Dam & Visitors Center is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park sightseeing tool to arrange your visit to Fontana Dam & Visitors Center and other attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Create an itinerary including Fontana Dam & Visitors Center
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Fontana Dam & Visitors Center reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
196 reviews
  • Love driving out here. It is nice and peaceful. The visitors' center is closed, but that is okay. Drive across the dam as well and then go below. Just a great relaxing place to hang out and look at...  more »
  • Fontana Dam and the local area makes for a good stopping point while jeep riding or just getting out of the house for weekend/day adventures. During our trip, the visitor center located at the dam...  more »
  • This is one of the most amazing visitors centers I have ever encountered. The views are gorgeous, of course. Parking is ample. Not only do they have regular bathrooms, but separate ones on the other side of the building with full showers in them (it is right on the Appalachian Trail). I most definitely recommend stopping for this visit. No cell service, fyi!
  • Beautiful place. It has free hot showers for Appalachian Trail hikers and a very nice shelter a short way up the road. Great place to refresh along the trail.

Plan your trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.