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Smokies License Plates Make National Park Projects Possible

Smokies License Plates Make National Park Projects Possible

KODAK, TN – The giving spirit is visible on the roads across Tennessee and North Carolina this holiday season with Friends of the Smokies specialty license plates. Sales of specialty plates in Tennessee and North Carolina play an essential role in raising funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). This year, the specialty plates […]

Fire on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Benefits Sevier County Community Fund

Fire on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Benefits Sevier County Community Fund

Fire on the Mountain Bluegrass Jam Friday, December 23 at 6 pm Ramada Inn Convention Center 4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN Pigeon Forge, TN – Bluegrass bands across the region will join forces for a fundraiser benefiting the Sevier County Community Fund. Musical acts include: Darryl Webb Band Misty River True Blue Outta the Blue […]

Gatlinburg to be Featured on Great American Country Channel Christmas Special

Gatlinburg to be Featured on Great American Country Channel Christmas Special

Gatlinburg will be featured on Great American Country Channel’s Top 20 Video Countdown Christmas Special many times around the Christmas holiday season. The episode was generously donated to the GCVB from Scripps and Tangible Visions to help spread the message of Gatlinburg being open for business and ready to keep the Gatlinburg family vacation tradition […]

Park Reopens Several Trails

Park Reopens Several Trails

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials reopened several trails that were closed due to the Chimney Tops 2 Fire. Hikers are reminded to stay on established trails and to be cautious of overhead limbs and trail hazards throughout the area. The following areas are now open: Gatlinburg Trail, Sugarland Valley Nature Trail, Huskey Gap Trail, […]

Tara Thompson and Friends to Perform Gatlinburg Benefit in Nashville

Tara Thompson and Friends to Perform Gatlinburg Benefit in Nashville

WHO: Tara Thompson and Friends including Maggie Rose, Natalie Stovall, Triple Run, Post Monroe, Ruthie Collins, Shane Stevens, Erin Enderlin, Cody Webb, Elise Davis, Baylor Wilson, Tenille Arts and Nicole Witt (of Farewell Angelina) WHAT: Special Maytag Monday to collect donations for Dolly Parton’s My People Fund WHEN: Monday, December 19 | 8:00PM CT WHERE: […]

Park Hosts Holiday Homecoming at Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Park Hosts Holiday Homecoming at Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Park staff and volunteers will provide hands-on traditional crafts and activities from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn about and experience some of the traditions surrounding an […]

Temporary Closure of Lake View Drive for Bridge Work

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of Lake View Drive past Noland Creek Bridge to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, December 19 in order to accommodate needed bridge repair work. Visitors to Lake View Drive will be able to drive to and park in the Noland Creek Trailhead/Parking area, just before the […]

Officials Release Final Update For Chimney Tops 2 Fire

Officials Release Final Update For Chimney Tops 2 Fire

The Chimney Tops 2 Fire was reported in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at approximately 5:20 pm. The wildfire began burning in a remote location (Chimney Tops) of the park in steep terrain with vertical cliffs and narrow rocky ridges making access to the wildfire area difficult […]