NPS Photo from the Purchase Knob Webcam.
Road, Trail, and Facility Closures and Warnings
Road, trail, and facility closures may occur due to severe weather events such as winter storms, floods, and tormados. Backcountry campsites, shelters, and trails that are frequented by black bears may have warnings posted or be closed. Check current closures before coming to the park.
For updated road information please call (865) 436-1200. Once you hear a voice, dial extension 631 for road information.
Follow road status updates on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps. Updates are available for Newfound Gap Road (US-441), Little River Road, Laurel Creek Road, and Cades Cove Loop Road.
Current weather forecasts are available by phone at (865) 436-1200 extension 630 or online from the National Weather Service:
Kristina Plaas photo
River Levels and Flow
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) maintains water gages that measure flow, river height, and temperature at Little River near Townsend, TN and in Cataloochee Creek in North Carolina. Note that on the discharge chart, the average streamflow is represented by an orange triangle, so that you can compare today's flow to the historic average.Little River conditions
Cataloochee Creek conditions