Welcome to the Newfound Gap webcam, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This live camera offers a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty of one of the most visited national parks in the United States.
Newfound Gap, TN is a mountain pass in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that is located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina.
Newfound Gap is known as one of the most popular scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains. It has an elevation of 5,048 feet (1,539 meters), making it the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Along Newfound Gap Road, you can experience a variety of forests, like cove hardwood, pine-oak and northern hardwood forests to get to the evergreen spruce-fir forest at Newfound Gap.
Newfound Gap Camera
Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Newfound Gap Webcam.
View to the Southeast. Photo updated every 15 minutes.
- History of Newfound Gap
- What is Newfound Gap?
- Where to Stay Near Newfound Gap
- Newfound Gap Weather
- Newfound Gap LIVE Weather Radar
- Newfound Gap Road
- Newfound Gap Parking
- Gatlinburg LIVE Weather Report
- Smoky Mountain Area Live Web Cams
- How to Buy Your Smoky Mountains Parking Pass
- Cades Cove Information
- Clingman’s Dome Information
About the Newfound Gap Webcam
Newfound Gap is a mountain pass that runs through the center of the national park and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can hike to the top of the gap, where they will find a scenic overlook and a historic marker. The webcam captures the view from this location, providing a live stream of the picturesque landscape.
The webcam updates every few minutes, allowing you to see the changing weather conditions and the different seasons in the park. Whether it’s the lush greenery of spring, the vibrant colors of fall, or the snow-covered peaks of winter, the webcam gives you a front-row seat to the natural beauty of the Smokies.
In addition to the stunning scenery, the webcam also captures the wildlife in the area. You may catch a glimpse of the park’s resident elk, deer, and black bears as they roam through the mountains.
Whether you’re planning a trip to the park or simply want to experience the beauty of the Smokies from the comfort of your own home, the Newfound Gap webcam is the perfect way to explore this incredible place. So why not take a virtual tour and enjoy the spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
This project is supported by the following park partners:
- Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains
- Great Smoky Mountains Association
- National Weather Service
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- National Park Service Air Resources Division
- Air Resource Specialists, Inc.
Lodging and Where to Stay Near Newfound Gap
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg: Steps away from all of the excitement of downtown Gatlinburg, this hotel rates among the highest hotels by guests. Rustic mountain elements blend seamlessly with tropical touches to create a mountain paradise with an island state of mind.
The Park Vista Hotel – A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel: Located right outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this hotel is located in Gatlinburg and features a multi-level indoor pool. Impressive views overlooking downtown Gatlinburg.
Baskin Creek Condos III: Located a 7-minute walk from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and 6.6 miles from Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
History of Newfound Gap
The Newfound Gap area was first used by Native Americans, who left behind artifacts such as arrowheads and pottery shards. The gap was named by English settlers who arrived in the area in the late 1700s. The gap was so named because it was the “newfound” route over the mountains, as opposed to the older, more treacherous route over Clingmans Dome.
The first road through the gap was built in the early 1800s. The road was improved in the 1920s, when the Appalachian Trail was created. The first visitor center in the area was built in the 1950s. The Newfound Gap area was designated as a national park in 1934.
Some people refer to this area incorrectly as Newfoundland Gap.
What is Newfound Gap?
Newfound Gap is a mountain pass in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that lies on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The gap was first discovered by European settlers in the late 18th century and was later used as a trail by settlers moving westward.
In the early 20th century, the gap was considered as a potential location for a roadway through the Great Smoky Mountains which is now Newfound Gap Road. In the 1920s and 1930s, the federal government and the states of Tennessee and North Carolina worked together to construct a roadway through the gap, which was completed in 1932.
The roadway, now known as Newfound Gap Road, runs from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Cherokee, North Carolina, and is a popular tourist destination within the park.
Newfound Gap Weather
The weather in Newfound Gap, Tennessee located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, can vary greatly depending on the month. Here is an overview of the average monthly weather conditions:
January: Average low temperature is 24°F (-4°C) and average high temperature is 40°F (4°C). This is the coldest month of the year, with occasional snow and ice storms.
February: Average low temperature is 27°F (-3°C) and average high temperature is 42°F (6°C). This month is still cold, with occasional snowfall.
March: Average low temperature is 33°F (1°C) and average high temperature is 51°F (11°C). This month is the transition to spring and it can be cold and chilly, but also nice and sunny.
April: Average low temperature is 42°F (6°C) and average high temperature is 61°F (16°C). This is a pleasant month with mild weather, and occasional rain showers.
May: Average low temperature is 51°F (11°C) and average high temperature is 71°F (22°C). This is a great month for hiking and outdoor activities, with warm, sunny days.
June: Average low temperature is 59°F (15°C) and average high temperature is 79°F (26°C). This is the start of summer and the weather is warm and humid, with occasional thunderstorms.
July: Average low temperature is 65°F (18°C) and average high temperature is 84°F (29°C). This is the warmest month of the year, with hot and humid weather.
August: Average low temperature is 64°F (18°C) and average high temperature is 83°F (28°C). This month is similar to July, with hot and humid weather.
September: Average low temperature is 57°F (14°C) and average high temperature is 76°F (24°C). This month is the transition to fall, with mild weather and occasional rain showers.
October: Average low temperature is 46°F (8°C) and average high temperature is 66°F (19°C). This month is a great time to visit the park, with comfortable temperatures and the fall foliage at its peak.
November: Average low temperature is 34°F (1°C) and average high temperature is 53°F (12°C). This month is the start of winter and the weather can be chilly and wet, with occasional snowfall.
December: Average low temperature is 26°F (-3°C) and average high temperature is 44°F (7°C). This is the coldest month of the year, with occasional snow and ice storms.
Keep in mind that these are averages and actual weather conditions can vary greatly, it’s always best to check the forecast before heading out, and to be prepared for the changing weather conditions.
You can view the current weather conditions on the Newfound Gap Cam at the top of the page.
Newfound Gap LIVE Weather Radar
Newfound Gap Road
Newfound Gap Road travels for 33 miles from Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina. The reason why visitors love this scenic drive so much is because it allows them to experience a little bit of everything the park has to offer. It typically takes about an hour to drive, depending on traffic, of course. The drive includes opportunities for you to stop and enjoy the scenery! Start your driving tour at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, where you can buy a Newfound Gap Road driving tour booklet to learn more about what to expect along your drive.
Here are more things you’ll love to see along Newfound Gap Road.
Campbell Overlook – This overlook is at about the 4-mile mark of Newfound Gap Road. You’ll have gorgeous views of Mount LeConte!
Newfound Gap & Rockefeller Memorial – Of course, one of the highlights of Newfound Gap Road is Newfound Gap itself. This is the place where President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’ll be able to see the Rockefeller Memorial where it all happened! This can be found about 14.7 miles along Newfound Gap Road.
Clingmans Dome Road – If you’ve always wanted to visit Clingmans Dome, Newfound Gap is the best route to take! Turn off of Newfound Gap Road onto Clingmans Dome Road, where you can drive to the parking area for the observation tower.
Mingus Mill – Newfound Gap Road takes drivers all the way from Tennessee to North Carolina! Everyone who visits the North Carolina side talks about Mingus Mill. This operating grist mill was built in 1886 and was restored in 1937.
Newfound Gap Parking Area
Newfound Gap, TN is a popular destination in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and as such, it has a dedicated parking area for visitors. The parking area is located at the Newfound Gap Overlook, which is the main trailhead for several popular hikes in the area, including the Appalachian Trail. This parking area is right off of Newfound Gap Road.
The parking area is large, with space for several hundred vehicles, including RVs and buses. It is paved and well-maintained, and has restroom facilities available. The parking area is open year-round, but access may be limited during inclement weather.
It’s worth noting that the Newfound Gap parking area can fill up quickly, especially during peak tourist season, so it’s best to arrive early in the day to ensure a spot. Overflow parking is also available in the surrounding area, but it may require a longer walk to the trailhead.
Also, it’s important to note that Newfound Gap parking area requires a Great Smoky Mountains National Park parking pass to park longer than 15 minutes.