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.
Every Friday Weekly from 06/21/2013 to 08/16/2013Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Mountain Farm Museum, adjacent to Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,10:30 AM to 11:00 AM,11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: Free
Learn about the blacksmith. Create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10-12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids.
Duration: Groups start every 30 minutes; last group starts at 11:30 a.m Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.