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Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Work to Resume July 10

Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Work to Resume July 10

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 27 to complete a rehabilitation project that began last year. The remaining final surface overlay work was scheduled to be completed earlier this summer; however, numerous rain events resulted in the delay of […]

UPDATE: Elkmont Campground Reopens

UPDATE: Elkmont Campground Reopens

UPDATE: Elkmont Campground, Little River Road from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, Upper Tremont Road, and Wear Cove Gap Road have all been opened.  Little River Road from Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area to the Townsend Wye will remain closed due to down trees and rocks. Overnight, the park […]

Clingmans Dome Tower Temporarily Closed June 4 through June 15

Clingmans Dome Tower Temporarily Closed June 4 through June 15

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 15 to complete a rehabilitation project that began last year. Workers need to apply a final surface overlay along the tower ramp. While visitors will not be able to climb the tower, the […]

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 […]

Park to Conduct Striping Operations on Various Park Roads

Park to Conduct Striping Operations on Various Park Roads

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that a contractor will perform striping operations across the park beginning Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 18. Locations include Newfound Gap Road between Newfound Gap and Gatlinburg, Little River Road between Park Headquarters and Metcalf Bottoms, Sugarlands Visitor Center, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Clingmans Dome Parking Area, Cataloochee Entrance […]

Park Announces Single-Lane Closures on Tremont Road

Park Announces Single-Lane Closures on Tremont Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce temporary single-lane closures will be in effect on Tremont Road on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 for paving. Single-lane closures are needed to make up for work days lost due to inclement weather.Visitors traveling on Tremont Road should expect slight delays. Traffic along Laurel Creek Road […]

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Gatlinburg Spur

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Gatlinburg 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 23 through Thursday, April 26 for routine maintenance operations.  Crews will be mowing along the roadway and removing small rockslides along the shoulder.The roadway will remain open, but motorists […]

Park Plans Prescribed Burn Operation in Little Cataloochee

Park Plans Prescribed Burn Operation in Little Cataloochee

Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials plan to conduct a 120-acre prescribed burn in Little Cataloochee on Thursday, April 12, weather permitting. Little Cataloochee Trail will be closed to all public use on Thursday, April 12 through Friday, April 13. Visitors should expect to see smoke in the area. The burn unit is […]

Cades Cove Loop Road to Close Early on Thursday, April 12

Cades Cove Loop Road to Close Early on Thursday, April 12

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary closure of the Cades Cove Loop Road beginning Thursday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. for pavement repairs near the Loop Road entrance. This early closure will not affect hours for the Cades Cove Campground, Cades Cove Store, Cades Cove Visitor Center, or Cades Cove Riding Stables. […]

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