Elkmont Project Schedule Update

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the following schedule update for the Ekmont Historic District demolition project:

All structures located along the Little River Trail which were funded for demolition this spring have been removed. The Little River trail will reopen without restrictions beginning Saturday April 29, 2017.

The Jakes Creek Trail will be closed from the Trailhead to the junction with the Cucumber Gap Trail to all use Monday through Friday from May 1, 2017 through May 26, 2017. All campsites/shelters in the backcountry will remain open and can be accessed using routes that do not include the closed section of the Jakes Creek Trail.

Please note that the Jakes Creek Trail will be fully open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the work project.