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.
Quarantined Counties Listed By State
Updated January, 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, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, and Winneshiek
Kansas - Johnson, Wyandotte
Kentucky - Anderson, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Greenup, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Pike, Rockcastle, Scott, Shelby, Trimble, Whitley and Woodford.
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, 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 barn at the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee Visitor Center is over 50 feet wide and 60 feet long. A modern 2,500 square foot home would fit in the upstairs loft of the barn and over 16,000 hand-split wooden shingles are required to roof it. More...