March 06, 2014
Park Offers Reward for Information on Historic Window Theft
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are offering a reward for information regarding the recent theft of an antique window from a historic cabin in the Elkmont Historic District.
March 03, 2014
Collections Preservation Center Construction Timeline Announced
Park officials were joined by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Senator Lamar Alexander on Monday, March 3, to announce a timeline for the construction of a 13,000 square-foot Collections Preservation Center in Townsend, TN.
March 03, 2014
Tourism to Park Creates $741 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 9,685,829 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2012 spent $741 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 10,959 jobs in the local area.
February 25, 2014
Park Seeks Volunteers Interested in Citizen Science
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking volunteers to help with an important research project, in an effort to better track nature’s calendar or phenology. Park rangers are recruiting volunteers willing to adopt a tree monitoring plot on the North Carolina side of the park.
February 19, 2014
Volunteers Needed to Staff Information Center at Clingmans Dome
Great Smoky Mountain National Park is recruiting volunteers to staff the Information Center at Clingmans Dome, from April 1 through November 30, 2014. The center sits at an elevation of 6,300 feet and is a source of information for the national park. Volunteers are needed to provide educational, recreational and trip planning information.
February 11, 2014
Park Invites Public Comment on Proposed Construction of Smokemont Riding Stables Facilities
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate alternatives for the construction of new concession facilities at Smokemont Riding Stables approximately six miles north of Cherokee, NC. The public is invited to comment on the topics analyzed in the EA as part of the planning process.
December 27, 2013
Contractor Begins Road Stabilization Project on Newfound Gap Road
Work on a road stabilization project to repair a slide area along Newfound Gap Road in North Carolina will begin on Monday, January 5, and continue through May 14. The slide is approximately 1 mile south of the Newfound Gap parking area.
December 06, 2013
Pedro Ramos Selected as Acting Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The National Park Service Southeast Region in Atlanta announced today that Pedro Ramos has been selected as the acting superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 90 days, effectiveJanuary 12, 2014.
November 14, 2013
How to Safely View Wildlife
Park officials remind park visitors to exercise caution as they view and photograph wildlife to best protect both the animals and themselves.
October 24, 2013
Park Plans Prescribed Burn in Cataloochee
Park fire management officials are planning two 200-acre prescribed burns near Cataloochee Valley in North Carolina. Weather permitting, burn operations could begin as early as Monday, October 28th, and may continue intermittently through early November.
September 20, 2013
Smokies Signs Sister Park Arrangement with Thailand Park
National Park established its first Sister Park Arrangement with Khao Yai National Park in Thailand.
August 14, 2013
Upcoming Roadwork on the Gatlinburg Bypass
Park officials announced upcoming roadwork plans on the Gatlinburg Bypass involving overnight closures and single lane daytime closures beginning in mid-August.
June 12, 2012
Historic Spence Cabin Open for Public Use
Spence Cabin in the Elkmont Historic District has been restored to its historic apperance and is available for day-use rental.
June 07, 2012
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Park
Officials recently confirmed the presence of
invasive emerald ash borer beetles in the park. Last week, beetles were discovered near Sugarlands Visitor Center and in the Greebrier area, on the Tennessee side of the park.
December 03, 2010
Contract Awarded to Continue Construction of Foothills Parkway
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the award of a $33.8 million contract to continue construction on the “Missing Link” of the Foothills Parkway