Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

Road to Nowhere

  • Lakeview Dr.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 10/13/2014

Fodor's Review

This is the first scenic overlook you come to after entering the park on Lakeview Drive, better known as the "Road to Nowhere." It's a little more than 3 mi from the Lakeview entrance to the park. You can see parts of Fontana Lake, which marks the southwestern boundary of the park. The lake, part of the Tennessee Valley Authority system, is drawn down at times, especially in the fall, so the lake level and the shoreline change significantly depending on whether the gates

on Fontana Dam, the tallest dam in the East, are open or closed.

Read More

Sight Information


Lakeview Dr., Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, 28733, United States



Updated 10/13/2014


What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss