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Stargazing Program in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a 3-hour stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, April 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the spring sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, including the […]

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Newfound Gap Road – US 441 Closed Due to Landslide

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) due to a landslide which undercut the road near mile marker 22 between Collins Creeks and Webb Overlook in North Carolina. The slide is estimated to be a 200 foot section of road extending 1000 foot down slope, but the full extent […]

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Sugarlands Visitor Center to be Renovated

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 […]

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Smokies Announces Extensive Vista Clearing Project Starting April 1st

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 […]