News From The Mountains



Wildfire Relief Funds Will Support Great Smokies Recovery Efforts

February 28, 2017

Donation to the Friends of the Smokies will support ongoing local recovery efforts in the wake of devastating wildfires in Great Smoky Mountains National Park GATLINBURG, TN – Yesterday National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) presented a donation to the Friends…

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Park Announces Solar Eclipse Event

February 24, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced event plans for the Great American Total Eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21, 2017. The park is offering an opportunity to experience the total eclipse through a special, ticketed event at Clingmans Dome…

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Volunteers Needed at Great Smoky Mountains’ Clingmans Dome

Great Smoky Mountain National Park is recruiting volunteers to staff the Information Center at Clingmans Dome, from April 1 through November 30, 2017. Volunteers will work at the seasonal information center that includes a bookstore/sales area managed by Great Smoky…

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Elkmont Historic District Work Underway

February 23, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that work is underway in the Elkmont Historic District to preserve four structures and to remove 29 others as specified in the 2009 Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) among the National Park Service, Tennessee…

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