Spring Road Status
During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Missing from our skies
Artwork by Lindy C., Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)
Artwork by Cailon G, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)
Artwork by Amber L, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides boreali)
Did You Know?
The barn at the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center is over 50 feet wide and 60 feet long. A modern 2,500 square foot home would fit in the upstairs loft of the barn and over 16,000 hand-split wooden shingles are required to roof it. More...