Spring Road Status
During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Quarantined Counties Listed By State
Updated April, 2014 - The following counties have federal or state quarantines in place which prohibit moving firewood. These quarantines were issued to prevent the spread of emerald ash borer, Asian long-horn beetle, and thousand canker disease. Federal and state regulations prohibit visitors from bringing firewood to the park from these counties.
Colorado - Boulder
Connecticut - Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven
District of Columbia - all areas within the District are under quarantine
Georgia - Dekalb, Fulton
Illinois - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Indiana - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Iowa - Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Cedar, Clayton, Clinton, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, and Winneshiek
Kansas - Johnson, Wyandotte
Kentucky -all counties in the state are under quarantine
Maryland - Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Washington, Baltimore City
Massachusetts - Auburn, Berkshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester
Michigan - All counties are quarantined except Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron, Marquette, Menominee and Ontonagon
Missouri - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Minnesota - Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey, Winona
New Jersey - Middlesex, Union
New Hampshire - Merrimack
New York - Albany, Allegany, Brooklyn, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Genesee, Greene, Livingston, Manhattan, Monroe, Nassau, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans,Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Schuyler, Staten Island, Steuben, Suffolk, Tioga, Ulster, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
North Carolina - Granville, Haywood, Person, Vance
Ohio - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Pennsylvania - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Tennessee - Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roan, Scott, Sevier, Smith, Union
Virginia - all counties in the state are under quarantine
West Virginia - all counties in the state are under quarantine
Wisconsin - Brown, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Kenosha, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Superior,Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha
Canada - Provinces of Ontario and Quebec
The states of California and Oregon also have quarantines in effect for Sudden Oak Death syndrome.
Quarantines may be in effect for other insects and diseases not listed here. Please check with your local county agricultural extension agent for a complete listing of quarantines in your area.
Did You Know?
The wispy, smoke-like fog that hangs over the Smoky Mountains comes from rain and evaporation from trees. On the high peaks of the Smokies, an average of 85 inches of rain falls each year, qualifying these upper elevation areas as temperate rain forests. More...