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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail to Close for Construction

One of the most popular places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, is closing starting October 31, 2014 and is expected to be reopened April 30, 2015. The motor nature trail closes each winter, but due…

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Black Bears

Arguably the most famous species of animal native to the Smoky Mountains is the black bear. It is estimated that more than 1,500 bears live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, meaning the population density is around two bears per…

Seasonal Roads Reopen – Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

If you’ve been waiting for the seasonal reopening of specific roads to take a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’re in luck! As of Friday, April 11 most all of the seasonal roads were opened including: Roaring Fork Motor…

SMOKIES NEWS: Clingmans Dome Rd. Opens March 31

The highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park will again be accessible by road starting March 31st with the opening of Clingmans Dome Rd. At 6,643 feet above sea level Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the state of Tennessee…

Smokies News: Smoky Mountains U.S. Quarter Released

Big news for Great Smoky Mountains National Park this past week as the official GSMNP Quarter was released for circulation. The coin is a standard U.S quarter with a special design and inscription on the reverse side honoring Great Smoky…

New Pigeon Forge Historical Marker

We’ve had some exciting news in Pigeon Forge recently! Today was the unveiling of a beautiful new historical marker near the Old Mill marking where the old Iron Works was. A crew of archaeologists from the University of Tennessee also came…