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 »
Links to information about fire
Issue 8 > Links to . . .
All about fire and fire management:
Does fire have a role in other ecosystems?
Tree rings and fire
Other topics in this issue
To find more information about volunteering opportunities or internships in fire or forestry, visit these links:
Return to Dispatches from the Field: Issue 8.
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...