News From The Mountains



Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

October 25, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials plan to open the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN on Saturday, November 10. The public will be able to experience the entire 16-mile roadway for the first…

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National Park Partners Announce Facility Changes

October 23, 2018

Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Great Smoky Mountains Association, two of the national park’s oldest and most profitable partners, have shared space at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Winfield Dunn Parkway near Interstate 40 for more than…

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Park Hosts Stargazing Event at Purchase Knob

September 25, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a stargazing event at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 5, 2018. Located on Purchase Knob, the learning center provides one of the clearest views of…

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Fall into Volunteerism with Smokies Service Days!

September 21, 2018

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce upcoming Fall “Smokies Service Days” volunteer projects. These unique opportunities allow community members and park visitors to get involved and become stewards of Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Individuals and groups are invited…

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