• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

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  • 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 park is named for the misty clouds that hang over the mountains.

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...