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 »
Elkmont Campground Water
Due to water line construction in the Elkmont Campground, drinking water will not be available in campground sinks. Containers of drinking water will be provided to campers upon check-in. We expect full water service to be restored by March 19.
Newfound Gap Road Construction Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Phase II portion of the Rehabilitation of Newfound Gap Road project.
Phase I of the project involves the rehabilitation of a 10.5-mile section of Newfound Gap Road from the Newfound Gap Parking Area south to just north of the Collins Creek Picnic Area.
Phase II of the project proposes to rehabilitate 6.5 miles of Newfound Gap Road from the Collins Creek Picnic Area to the park boundary with Cherokee, North Carolina. Scheduled work includes roadway paving, pull-out improvements, potential intersection improvements and miscellaneous work. The Newfound Gap Road Environmental Assessment was prepared to study the impacts of constructing left turn lanes at the Collins Creek, Smokemont Campground, Tow String Road, Park Circle Drive, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Big Cove Connector Road (Saunooke Bridge Road) intersections.
Newfound Gap Road Environmental Assessment
Newfound Gap Road Environmental Assessment Newsletter (783 KB file size)
Weather Related Road Closings - phone (865) 436-1200
Did You Know?
Between 8-10 million people visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, making it the most visited national park in the country.