Birch Spring Shelter Spring (aka Birch Spring Gap Shelter)
Part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park



Place at which there is or was human activity; it does not include populated places, mines, and dams.
See also: Dams, Mines, and Parks
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
35.5020322°, -83.814064°
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3658 ft. (1115 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Birch Spring Shelter Spring is covered by the Cades Cove, TN US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Birch Spring Gap Land 0.1 mi
Red Ridge Gap Land 0.3 mi
Red Ridge Land 0.9 mi
Sassafras Gap Land 0.9 mi
Greer Knob Land 1.0 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is TAP which is approximately 8 miles away and has an elevation of 1,110 feet (2,548 feet lower than Birch Spring Shelter Spring). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 5.82" 50.1° 29.2°
February 5.21" 54.6° 31.3°
March 6.28" 63.2° 38.0°
April 4.76" 72.4° 44.2°
May 5.63" 78.7° 52.1°
June 5.56" 84.5° 59.1°
July 5.61" 87.4° 62.6°
August 4.10" 86.4° 62.0°
September 4.15" 80.7° 57.5°
October 3.23" 71.4° 46.1°
November 4.58" 61.8° 38.2°
December 5.10" 53.2° 32.0°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 54% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 75% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 94% of other locations on record.