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Park Hosts Volunteer Trail Opportunity for National Public Lands Day

Park Hosts Volunteer Trail Opportunity for National Public Lands Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a volunteer trail maintenance workday on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in celebration of the 25th annual National Public Lands Day. Participants are invited to work on a trail rehabilitation project along the Oconaluftee River Trail in Cherokee, North Carolina from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Volunteers will assist park […]

Taste of Autumn 2018: An Evening of Fab Food & the Fab Four

Taste of Autumn 2018: An Evening of Fab Food & the Fab Four

Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the 21st Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s event will feature live musical performances by one of America’s most renowned Beatles tribute bands, […]

Gatlinburg Sports Complex Records $45.7 Million in Economic Impact

Gatlinburg Sports Complex Records $45.7 Million in Economic Impact

Rocky Top Sports World continued to ‘Compete at a HIGHER Level’ by welcoming over 120,000 athletes and spectators in its fourth year of operation. The venue, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, was responsible for $45.7 million in economic impact for Gatlinburg and Sevier County in the 2017-18 fiscal year. This accounts for a $6.6 […]

Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are excited to announce the “Celebrating Cosby: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” community programs to be held every Friday starting June 22 through August 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cosby Campground Amphitheater. “We appreciate this opportunity to work so closely with the Cocke County Partnership and […]

Rocky Top Sports World to Honor Coach Pat Summitt

Rocky Top Sports World to Honor Coach Pat Summitt

Rocky Top Sports World, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, will be honoring the late Pat Summitt, former University of Tennessee Women’s Head Basketball Coach, in a dedication ceremony on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 10:30 AM. The complex invites the comm unity to join the family and friends of Pat, Ira and Kim Blumenthal of the […]

Asheville Volunteer Group Repairs Historic Palmer Barn

Asheville Volunteer Group Repairs Historic Palmer Barn

Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently received help to restore key elements of the historic Palmer Barn. Asheville building contractor Sean Perry and his crew partnered with the park and Friends of the Smokies to preserve the structural integrity of the barn and improve visitor safety through the renovation project in Cataloochee in the North […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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