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NOC's Great Outpost

Unique Shop
NOC's Great Outpost is located next door to the Gatlinburg entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. – Pat McDonnell

ADA Accessibility Notes

Ramps to front door, in-store ramps to second level, elevator to third level.

NOC's Great Outpost combines Gatlinburg's colorful, exciting atmosphere with the Smoky Mountains' aura of splendor and adventure. Located at the Gatlinburg entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the LEED certified local outfitter store supplies technical backpacking, hiking, fishing and paddling gear, as well as casual apparel and footwear, and unique gifts and souvenirs.

NOC's staff prides themselves on their passion for the outdoors, and provides a wealth of information on local waterfall hikes, favorite bike rides, and can't-miss fishing spots.

For families looking to plan an adventure, NOC's Great Outpost provides guided trip options like whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing and more. The store is an adventure too, complete with a 30-foot climbing wall, bear den kids' play area and a swinging rope bridge.

Pet Friendly Notes

The store welcomes your pets! With a full selection of dog gear, bring Fido in to try on his own backpack, leash or personal flotation device anytime. Also, meet our friendly shop dog, Merlin - an Australian shephard who owns and cares for the assistant store manager of the Great Outpost.


Seasons Open

Open January - December.

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