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Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Gatlinburg Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

The city of Gatlinburg, Tenn. will host a ceremony to celebrate earning Firewise USA recognition on May 23 at 3 p.m. EDT at Rocky Top SportsWorld in Gatlinburg. To become Firewise, the Gatlinburg community conducted wildfire hazard assessments and developed protection plans to address safety concerns with guidance from the Gatlinburg Fire Department, Great Smoky […]

Park Invites Public Comment on Elkmont Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Park Invites Public Comment on Elkmont Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to comment through May 31 on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for proposed upgrades to the Elkmont Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Sevier County, Tennessee. The plant serves the Elkmont Developed Area, which includes Elkmont Campground and other facilities nearby.Treated effluent from the plant is currently […]

Rocky Top Sports World Awarded 2019 and 2020 AAU National Tournaments

Rocky Top Sports World Awarded 2019 and 2020 AAU National Tournaments

Rocky Top Sports World, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, has been awarded hosting privileges for the 2019 and 2020 5th Grade Girls Basketball National Championships by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. “The National Tournament Selection Committee recognizes that Rocky Top Sports World is one of the premier venues in the country for […]

Visitors Spend $923 Million in Gateway Communities

Visitors Spend $923 Million in Gateway Communities

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 11,338,893 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2017 spent $922,947,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,942 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, with every dollar invested by American taxpayers in the […]

Gatlinburg Farmers Market Opens its Ninth Season on May 12, 2018

Gatlinburg Farmers Market Opens its Ninth Season on May 12, 2018

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will celebrate its soft opening for its ninth season on May 12th at 8:30 am. The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday May 12th – Oct 13th 2018, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Covered Bridge in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg Tennessee located at 849 Glades Road. Our […]

Great Smoky Mountains Honors Michelle Bogart; Celebrates Tourism Week

Great Smoky Mountains Honors Michelle Bogart; Celebrates Tourism Week

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is pleased to announce the selection of Michelle Bogart as the Park’s 2017 “Employee of the Year.” This marks the 34th anniversary of an important partnership between the park and its neighboring communities which recognizes the outstanding work of park employees in all disciplines. A public event will be held […]

Chief Ranger Steve Kloster Retires after 35 Years of Service

Chief Ranger Steve Kloster Retires after 35 Years of Service

Great Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the retirement of Chief Ranger, Steven Kloster, who will retire after 35 years of service. Steve has worked in the Smokies since 1988. Steve has had an illustrious and decorated career, receiving many awards and honors throughout his 35 years of federal service. These include the Department […]

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Spur

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park maintenance crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along the north and southbound Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, beginning Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3 and again Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10 for routine maintenance operations. The single-lane closures will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. until […]

Park Announces Paving Project on Newfound Gap Road

Park Announces Paving Project on Newfound Gap Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a paving project will begin the week of April 30 on Newfound Gap Road. Work will take place along the road between the Newfound Gap area south to the park boundary at Cherokee, North Carolina. The project should be completed by September 20, 2018, though work schedules […]

Smokies Celebrates 20 Years of New Species Discoveries

Smokies Celebrates 20 Years of New Species Discoveries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating 20 years of conducting biodiversity inventories. Park managers, biologists, educators, and non-park scientists initiated an effort to discover all life in the Smokies through an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) on Earth Day in 1998. The non-profit partner Discover Life in America (DLIA), created in 1998, coordinates the […]

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