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.
Spring is a glorious time to be in the mountains, and this workshop won't disappoint you! Led by Bill Lea since 1992, it emphasizes wildlife, landscape, and macro photography. Field sessions and lectures cover the use of light, composition, and equipment.
While Lea may be known best for his artistic documentation of deer and bear behavior, and the various moods of the Great Smoky Mountains and southern ecosystems, he is also the author or coauthor of several photography books. Over 7,000 of his photos have appeared in publications including Audubon calendars, BBC Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife, National Geographic, Nature Conservancy, and National Wildlife. His latest book, Cades Cove: Window to a Secret World, is in its fourth printing. Visit www.BillLea.com to learn more.
Bill and his fantastic team of instructors tailor this workshop to the interests and skill level of each individual participant with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Unlike many photography workshops, our price includes meals and lodging, plus instruction by one of the finest teams of photography instructors anywhere in the country. Combine that with the location inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it is a real steal. Program lasts from Friday afternoon to Monday mid-morning.
Cost: $611. Includes meals, lodging, and instruction.
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 nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For additional information, visit Tremont's website at http://www.gsmit.org