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?
Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. Bears can be found throughout the park, but are easiest to spot in open areas such as Cades Cove and Cataloochee Valley. More...