Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a 2 year trail restoration project will begin May 4, 2015 on Alum Cave Trail, one of the most popular trails for photographers in the National Park. The trail and associated parking areas will be closed May 4th through November 19, excluding federal holidays, on Monday mornings […]
Work is progressing to repair the landslide which has closed a section of Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Two key steps are underway to initiate the reconstruction of the road. A contract has been awarded for the first phase of work to APAC –Atlantic, Harrison Division to develop an […]
Sugarlands Visitor Center will remain open to the public as it receives much needed renovations January 7 – March 31, 2013. The renovations will improve the layout of the main lobby and visitor contact area to better serve the 850,000 thousand visitors that come through the visitor center annually. The new visitor contact area will […]
Whenever the National Park Service has surveyed visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park about their planned activities, the number one response has always been “viewing scenery – scenic views.” Over the years the number and quality of those scenic viewpoints along Park roads has gradually declined. When Park roads were constructed, the forests had […]
View from Look Rock Managers at Great Smoky Mountain National Park have announced that the observation tower at Look Rock on the Foothills Parkway in Blount County, TN will be closed for construction work from Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 23, 2012.