News From The Mountains



Park Hosts Volunteer Trail Opportunity for National Public Lands Day

September 18, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a volunteer trail maintenance workday on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in celebration of the 25th annual National Public Lands Day. Participants are invited to work on a trail rehabilitation project along the Oconaluftee…

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Park Closures Announced in Preparation of Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials continue preparations for Hurricane Florence and have announced road and facility closures beginning Saturday, September 15. Predictions from the National Weather Service indicate Florence will be a tropical depression rated-storm when she reaches the…

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salamander in GSMNP
Discover Life in America (DLIA) hires new Director of Science and Research

September 11, 2018

Discover Life in America, the non-profit partner coordinating the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, announced that Dr. William Kuhn has been hired as the new Director of Science and Research. Todd Witcher, DLIA Executive Director,…

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Elk, G N Price Photography
Park Issues Safety Reminders During Elk Breeding Season

September 10, 2018

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors to exercise caution as they view and photograph elk to protect both the animals and themselves. Elk have entered the fall breeding season, known as the rut. As a result,…

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