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.
There's nothing more beautiful than spring in the most rugged mountains in Appalachia! Get ready for daily hikes led by our talented and knowledgeable education staff. You'll explore the cultural and natural history of this region with its unique traditions and rich biodiversity. You'll start each day with a hot breakfast, then pack a lunch, grab your daypack, and head out on the trail. Hikes of 5-13 miles bring you into contact with the varied plant life and wildlife, sparkling mountain streams, and breathtaking mountain vistas of this ancient mountain chain. In the evenings, you'll enjoy a delicious meal at Tremont followed by Appalachian music and stories or educational sessions. This is an unforgettable experience you'll talk about for months afterwards. Program lasts from Monday supper through Saturday breakfast.
Cost $595. Find more information and register at www.roadscholar.org using program code 2263.
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 in-depth education programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nuture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For additional information, visit Tremont's website at http://www.gsmit.org/