News From The Mountains

Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Project Begins August 23

August 22, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed beginning Wednesday, August 23 through the remainder of the 2017 season to complete rehabilitation work thanks to funding received from a Partners in Preservation…

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Park Reminds Visitors to Be Prepared for their Solar Eclipse Experience

August 17, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are urging visitors to review the Frequently Asked Questions information posted on the park’s 2017 Solar Eclipse website at to assist in planning a safe solar eclipse experience. Everyone is reminded to use…

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Friends of the Smokies Turns 25 with $2.5 Million Emergency Radio Upgrade in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

August 14, 2017

KODAK, TN – In celebration of the organization’s 25th anniversary next year, Friends of the Smokies is delighted to announce a milestone capital campaign to fund a critical radio system upgrade in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). The total…

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Hit-and-Run Suspect Seriously Injures Girl along Little River Road

August 2, 2017

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) is investigating a hit and run accident that occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 along Little River Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A motorcyclist fled the scene…

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