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.
Multiple Days: 07/20/2013, 08/17/2013Location: Smokemont Baptist Church (near Smokemont Campground entrance) | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Fee Information: Free
Join Park Volunteer Dick Sellers for a stroll through time from early Bradleytown to the present campground. Learn how this area transformed from a forested haven to a barren wasteland and back again. Afterwards visitors may choose to hike to the Bradley Fork Cemetery with Dick. Walking shoes & water bottle recommended. Two hour walk rated "moderate" in diffuculty. The hike to the cemetery will add another hour to the program.