News From The Mountains



Tree Removal Work on Spur and Newfound Gap Road

December 6, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced temporary, single-lane closures along the Spur and a four-mile section of Newfound Gap Road from Sugarlands Visitor Center to the Chimney Tops Trailhead beginning Monday, December 11 through Friday, March 15 for tree…

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Park Hosts Annual Holiday Homecoming at Oconaluftee Visitor Center

December 4, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Park staff and volunteers will provide hands-on traditional crafts and activities from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children and adults…

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Park Hosts Annual Festival of Christmas Past Program

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration on Saturday, December 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The event, sponsored in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains Association, is free…

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Friends of the Smokies Welcomes New Executive Director

November 15, 2018

KODAK, Tenn. – Friends of the Smokies’ board of directors announced the selection of Tim Chandler as the organization’s new Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, effective November 5. Jim Hart has served as the nonprofit’s President and CEO for…

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