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GSM Outfitters LLC

Guide or Outfitter
Black bear photo taken near GSM Outfitters – Michael Shepperd

After more than 20 years of hiking fishing and camping in the Smoky Mountains the decision was made to open an outdoor outfitter. My wife and I traveled many times to Townsend and Wears Valley Tennessee to enjoy the mountain experience. We fell in Love with the quiet less commercial side of the Smoky Mountains. The nearest store to purchase gear was either in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. It would always involve lots of traffic and often times just driving 20 miles would be an hour drive or more. We recognized that there was a need for a store that was not so commercial and would be more about the mountain experience and less about a commercial experience. Thus GSM Outfitters LLC was born. GSM sells outdoor gear and equipment as well as clothing. GSM also provides park information maps and experience that is valuable when deciding where to go and what do do while you are in the mountains. We also work with other companies that provide guide services. GSM prides itself on working from the inside out. GSM first determines if items can be purchased from local suppliers/manufactures then, a national suppliers/manufacturers and third international suppliers/manufacturers. This not only helps the local and national economy it gives us a smaller carbon footprint. It also causes us to develop relationships with locals that supply items that we sell. This often times help with word of mouth promoting the business.

Areas of Service and Expertise

Our areas of service or expertise are providing clothing gear or maps and park information. We can also network each individual or group with a local company that provides a service. We are knowledgeable regarding white water rafting, zip line, horse back riding, fishing, hiking, wild life viewing, and historical information. We sell locally made walking sticks, framed mountain pictures as well as well as hand made souvenirs. GSM has back packs, ENO Hammocks and gear, Pelican Kayaks, clothing, fishing equipment, camping equipment, Columbia Keen shoes, Speedo, Lazy One, ExOfficio, prAna, Coghlan's Coleman Nalgene, Liberty Bottle, Mountainsmith Primus, SteriPEN, Camelbak, and much more. GSM keeps a large inventory of foot wear for your mountain experience. We have water shoes, sandals, boots, hiking shoes, flip flops for every budget. Water shoes start at $7.00 per pair. Gsm Outfitters works closely with Just Get Outdoors (guided hikes) and Frontier Anglers (guided fishing). Please stop in and see us next time you are in the area. We are not just a company that wants to sell you something we want to hear about your experience. Come in and tell us about your time in the mountains!

Pet Friendly Notes

We sell dog clogs as well as packs for dogs. We also carry thermal therapy jackets for dogs that have hot and cold packs that can be heated or cooled.

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

My personal experience related to hiking, fishing camping and all that the area has to offer is free of charge. Anyone that comes into GSM I am happy to work with and advise on the many things that can be experienced in the area. Most of the services that are available I have personally done. I am more than happy to help people with their decision making process to insure that they have the best experience while they are visiting the Smoky Mountains.

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