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Park Plans Prescribed Burn in Cades Cove

Park Plans Prescribed Burn in Cades Cove

Over the last 20 years, park managers have conducted these burns during the spring and fall under specific prescription parameters to safely reduce fuels, restore meadow habitats, and maintain the historic landscape of Cades Cove. Park staff closely monitor fire weather conditions including vegetation and soil moisture, wind speed and direction, temperature, and relative humidity […]

Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, November 17, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the fall sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, including the […]

Park, Congressional Leaders, and Governor Dedicate Foothills Parkway

Park, Congressional Leaders, and Governor Dedicate Foothills Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials were joined by Senator Lamar Alexander, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr, Congressman Phil Roe, Governor Bill Haslam, and NPS Southeast Regional Director Bob Vogel to dedicate the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN before the public opening on Saturday, November 10. The public […]

Park Hosts Walking Opportunity on the Foothills Parkway

Park Hosts Walking Opportunity on the Foothills Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to walk approximately two miles along the new section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley on Thursday, November 8 for a Community Day celebration. This is a special opportunity for pedestrians to experience the series of bridges that connect the 1.65-mile section known as […]

Park Reopens Bote Mountain Trail

Park Reopens Bote Mountain Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the partial reopening of a 2.9-mile section of Bote Mountain Trail on Friday, November 2 for hikers only. This popular trail provides access from the Cades Cove area to the Appalachian Trail near Spence Field. The trail section has been closed since September 24 while extensive rehabilitation was […]

Park Reopens Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail

Park Reopens Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the reopening of Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail on Friday, October 26. Both of these trails extend from the highest peaks in the park to the lower elevations, providing incredible opportunities for hikers to enjoy fall colors over the next few weeks. These trails have been […]

Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials plan to open the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN on Saturday, November 10. The public will be able to experience the entire 16-mile roadway for the first time since construction began in 1966, including the 1.65-mile section known as the ‘Missing Link’ […]

Biodiversity Inventory Reaches 1,000 New Species Mark

Biodiversity Inventory Reaches 1,000 New Species Mark

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its non-profit partner, Discover Life in America (DLIA), recently celebrated the 20th year of the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) with the announcement of a major milestone of the project – 1,000 new species to science! Over the last 20 years, many species have been documented in the park for […]

Body of Missing Hiker Located Tuesday Afternoon

Body of Missing Hiker Located Tuesday Afternoon

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced last night that search crews found the body of Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements, 53, from Cleves, Ohio, after an extensive, week-long search. Clements had been missing from the Clingmans Dome area of the park since Tuesday, September 25. A large-scale search operation was launched, which included trained searchers, […]

Park Continues Extensive Search for Missing Woman

Park Continues Extensive Search for Missing Woman

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have entered the sixth full day of searching for Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements, 53, who was last seen in the Clingmans Dome area of the park on Tuesday, September 25. Over the weekend, the search effort intensified with the addition of personnel and specialized equipment from five states. Searchers, […]

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