Spring Road Status
During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
13 Reasons to Drive Sober in the Smokies
Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials in the Smoky Mountain Region have joined forces to create a Foothills Law Enforcement Coalition. This 13-agency partnership consists of all the sheriff and police departments in the three Tennessee counties adjoining Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Made possible with special funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the focus of the coalition is to increase public awareness of the dangers of driving while impaired. Coalition partners will promote educational messages and coordinate law enforcement activities like sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.
Foothills Law Enforcement Coalition Members
Did You Know?
Money to buy the land that became Great Smoky Mountains National Park was raised by individuals, private groups, and even school children who pledged their pennies. In addition, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fund donated $5 million to create the park. More...