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 »
Every Friday Weekly from 09/27/2013 to 11/01/2013Location: Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM Fee Information: Free
After more of than a century of absence, the elk have returned. Relax, have a seat on the visitor center porch and hear the story of the return of the largest mammal to the Great Smoky Mountains. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.