Seasonal Road Schedule

 
Primary roads such as US-441 (Newfound Gap Road), Little River Road, and the Cades Cove Loop Road are open year round, weather permitting. Click for information about temporary weather and construction related road closures of these roads.

Secondary roads are subject to seasonal closures. Seasonal opening and closing dates for secondary roads are listed below:

  • Balsam Mountain Road: Open May 27 - November 1, 2016.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Cades Cove Loop Road: This road is closed to motor vehicles on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until 10:00 a.m. from May 11 through September 21, 2016 to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the cove. Otherwise the road is open daily from sunrise until sunset, weather permitting.
  • Clingmans Dome Road: Open April 1 - November 30, 2016, weather permitting.
  • Forge Creek Road: Open March 4 - December 31, 2016, road conditions permitting.
  • Heintooga Ridge Road: Open May 27 - November 1, 2016.
  • Little Greenbrier Road (to the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse): Open April 8 - November 27, 2016. Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Parson Branch Road: Open April 8 - November 13, 2016.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road Please note: When Forge Creek Road is closed due to mud, Parson Branch Road is not accessible to motor vehicles.
  • Rich Mountain Road: Open April 8 - November 13, 2016.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: Open March 25 - November 27, 2016.
    Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roundbottom/Straight Fork: Road Open April 1- November 1, 2016.

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