News From The Mountains



Park Recruits Volunteers for Cataloochee Valley

April 26, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking volunteers to assist rangers with managing traffic and establishing safe wildlife viewing areas within the Cataloochee Valley area. Volunteers will receive information and training in wildlife behavior, safe viewing practices, and cultural history….

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Park Announces Synchronous Firefly Viewing Dates

April 25, 2017

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for firefly viewing in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Tuesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 6. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies…

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VIDEO: UT students build better Smokies donation boxes (WBIR)

April 19, 2017

by Jim Matheny, WBIR KNOXVILLE – At the University of Tennessee, six graduating seniors are building a big graduation present. That is, they have to build the gift to graduate from the college of engineering. When the gift is complete, the…

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Friends of the Smokies foot race returns to Cades Cove

April 10, 2017

KODAK, TN – Runners, on your marks and mark your calendars! At the Knoxville Marathon last Sunday, the Knoxville Track Club announced that Friends of the Smokies is set to host the Cades Cove Loop Lope on Sunday, November 5,…

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