Smoky Mountain Trader had it's beginnings as "The Princess Theatre".  In 1998 Carl Dann first visited the Smoky Mountain Trader;  and  although it was far from what it could be, Carl saw a gem in need of a little polish.


The Smoky Mountain Trader has gone through many changes to become the outdoor store it now is.  The Dann family have  worked together for 23 years in their small business, watching it grow into one of the best outfitters in North Georgia.  


We continue to grow and change in response to God's leadership and the needs of the local community.  We are proud to be a part of the beautiful North Georgia mountains and delight in sharing our love for this place with visitors and locals alike.  Our natural resources are such a gift from the Creator!!  We hope you fall in love with our mountains, rivers, forests, and people as much as we have.  More importantly, we hope you fall in love with the God that made them all!





Carl and Renee



Brenna and Hadyn

Sales Associates



Manager, Operations and Inventory



Manager, Retail and Customer Service



Sales Associate



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Lovely, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Found the right pair of hiking shoes and a lovely art project book using natural materials for my daughter, as well as a sweet owl book for my preschool class. Let’s not leave out the adorable sloth hiking socks either.

My husband and I happened upon this jewel vacationing in Dahlonega and hiking the AT. What a great store. Spacious and well-stocked. I needed a small day pack and was pleased by the variety. We also picked up some great hiking clothes. Daubrey was amazing and very knowledgeable about everything we needed, and checked on us several times while we browsed.

This store had all kinds of camping and hiking gear. Owner was so friendly and helpful!! Highly recommend!!!

I went here today in hopes of finding new hiking shoes, and was able to get exactly what I was looking for. Not only that but the guy working could not have been any nicer or more helpful. He was amazing. Oh and if you are like me, and you are a lady with bigger feet I would definitely suggest trying here. They had plenty to choose from