Winter Road Status
During winter, roads in the park may close due to snow and ice, especially at night when water from melting refreezes on roads. For road status information please call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow road updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Missing from our forests
Artwork by Lance B, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Highland rush (Juncus trifidus)
Artwork by Lindsey C, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Green salamander (Aneides aneus)
Drawing by Tesa A, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
American chestnut (Castanea dentata)
Drawing by Hannah H, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Twin flower (Linnaea borealis)
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park. More...