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 »
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?
More than 240 species of birds have been found in the park. Sixty species are year-round residents. Nearly 120 species breed in the park, including 52 species from the neo-tropics. Many other species use the park as an important stopover and foraging area during their semiannual migration. More...