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 »
Elkmont Campground Water
Due to water line construction in the Elkmont Campground, drinking water will not be available in campground sinks. Containers of drinking water will be provided to campers upon check-in. We expect full water service to be restored by March 19.
Do you have an interest in wilderness travel or a need for emergency medical training? If so, this course is for you! Led by instructors from Roane State Community College, the program curriculum meets the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and national registry standards for First Responder training. You will focus on the special situations that may develop in the wilderness. When you complete this program, you will be eligible for national registry and state testing. Program lasts from Sunday evening to the following Sunday afternoon.
Cost: $795. Includes instruction, meals, and lodging.
Special Note: The Louise Barber Scholarship Fund is available for the Wilderness First Responder Course, specifically for those who work with children in the outdoors! Call our office for more information.
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is an educational partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tremont is a non-profit environmental education center that provides programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For additional information, visit Tremont's website at http://www.gsmit.org