Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting 4 volunteer work events taking place on upcoming Saturdays to complete much-needed work in Smokemont Campground in the North Carolina side of the park. Individuals and groups are invited to sign up for any of the scheduled work days.
Work will involve blowing leaves and removing debris in Smokemont campground to prepare for opening this spring. We will also address any fire rings and tent pads that need basic maintenance. The workdays will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 1 pm every Saturday in February and Saturday, March 2nd.
Tools and safety gear, including gloves, ear and eye protection, and high visibility vests, will be provided by park staff. Participants are required to wear sturdy footwear and dress for cold, wet and changing weather conditions. Age is limited to those over 16. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. No experience necessary for using a leaf blower. Instruction and safety protocols will be discussed on site.
Please contact Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Monroe, at 828-497-1949 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the scheduled event date to register and receive more information. Space may be limited. Workdays will be canceled in the event of winter road closures and severe weather.
*Optional: Bring a sack lunch and join Adam in the South District Break Room following our work day to discuss further opportunities to volunteer on the trails and in our facilities here inside the park.