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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park strives to keep the public informed about news events which occur within the park by providing press releases to local and regional news providers, and by posting current news releases on this web site.
If you are a member of the media, please contact our Public Affairs Office for additional information.
Up-to-date information about temporary road and facility closures due to weather is available by calling (865) 436-1200.
Did You Know?
At 480 feet, Fontana Dam, located on the southwestern boundary of the park, is the tallest concrete dam east of the Rocky Mountains. The dam impounds the Little Tennessee River forming Fontana Lake and produces hydroelectric power. More...